- Oct 17, 2003
Isie, be careful. Splinter is the master of giving the impression of refuting an argument by misrepresenting the facts and seemingly then refuting the new misrepresented facts as a rebuttal.Well, it's a bit of me mimicking similar behavior from others - like refusal to answer certain questions (wayfarer) or saying I should read the entire the entire Quran to get an answer to a question of mine (DMKnight).
You seem to agree it's not reasonable behavior then?
*sorry, was a bit sneaky of me to set this trap for you - but it is what it is*
This is my actual post:A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not advanced by that opponent. One who engages in this fallacy is said to be "attacking a straw man"
Here he is combining the fact that I have read the Quran cover to cover once and the fact that I've told him to go research it himself if it is so important to him.Seriously dude, almost every religious text is google-able these days. Go search for it yourself if this is so important to you.
Or would reading a religious text actually offend your atheist nature in actually teaching you something about the things you argue against?
Just like any adept liar, he combines truths in convenient ways to misrepresent his mistruth.