It's not exactly fair really, the religious and the faithful get to believe all sorts of bat-shit insane things and never get called on it, but we have to defend every inch of territory we have.
That's ok with me though, see as an atheist I have science and logic on my side.
But if you are going argue logic, be sure you know what you are talking about and how to do it.
Thanks to Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist (the guy who sold his soul on eBay) I now have a link to share.
A link to the larger one is here: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallacies/
I have seen each and everyone of these used in arguments against me before.
Here is an example of it being used to combat the Anti-Same Sex Marriage speech of Cardinal O'Brien of the President of Bishops' Conference in Scotland.
Click for larger or go here: http://infobeautiful2.s3.amazonaws.com/RhetoricalFallacy_SameSexMarriage.png
You can do similar things to the speeches of most of the religious. In fact you could even make up cards and play logical fallacy bingo!
Believers actually throw out names of logical fallacies against me without knowing what they are. I ask them to explain how what I said is (fill in the blank) fallacy, and they rarely can.ReplyDelete
That said, I know that I am guilty of committing these from time to time. We probably all do. I appreciate when someone points it out so I can correct the mistake.
Hehe. I've never thought of turning your beliefs into an organized fight before. I just stick to what I think is right and listen to everyone else with an open mind. My filter works to weed out the believable from the rubbish.ReplyDelete
Every time I say my religion I have to go on a long winded explanation so I definitely understand the frustration in the constant debate but absolutely love the sound of fallacy bingo!ReplyDelete
xoxo Lloralye @ Adorning Schemes A to Z