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  1. #31
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    Re: Heroes & Goats (Mile High Miracle Divisional Round Edition)



    Quote Originally Posted by Sirdowski View Post
    Seriously, situational context is everything. Unwarranted emotional appeal, noone is condoning rape. For Christ's sake there's a disclaimer in the OP anyhow.
    Could you not use Christ's name in vain? Anyone who has been around a hardcore Christian, or who indeed was present when Jesus was crucified, would have serious problems with your flippant 'turn of phrase'.




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    Re: Heroes & Goats (Mile High Miracle Divisional Round Edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by FellsPointRaven View Post
    Could you not use Christ's name in vain? Anyone who has been around a hardcore Christian, or who indeed was present when Jesus was crucified, would have serious problems with your flippant 'turn of phrase'.
    Now THIS is actually false equivalence as we have very few documented cases of crucifixion survivors using the internet, compared to nearly 1 in 5 women being the victim of sexual assault. Thanks for helping illustrate my point!
    My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. -Hank Aaron




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    I hate to cite Wiki but it has the point I'm making outlined the best:

    "Several factors affect the strength of the argument from analogy:

    The relevance of the known similarities to the similarity inferred in the conclusion.

    The amount and variety of the examples in the analogy.

    The number of characteristics that the things being compared share."


    If you want to use your analogy to paint a picture, fine. But to use it as exhibit A in your argument, based off the above criteria, doesn't give you a leg to stand on. In a word, specious.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_analogy
    “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

    –Eleanor Roosevelt




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