January 3, 2011

Further Lessons in Logic

Buona sera. Decisions, decisions. Take the day off from this Weblog and work on another one that's overdue, post something very important, do something silly here — nah. I'll continue in a similar vein from yesterday's lessons in logic. Why can't people learn to think?

But first, I'll mention that the atheists in both of yesterday's examples refuse to admit error. That happens frequently, probably because they hate Christians so much, we cannot be allowed to be right, and God forbid (heh!), they cannot be wrong. (Just ask Norman. I'm wrong or lying, and he's right. Just ask him.) It's against the atheist code for an Xtian to be right, you betcha.

And now for something somewhat different. (Are these bits with the "highlighter" setting doing anything for you?)

I'll bet that atheists are glad that they get few, if any, of the sentimental religious stuff in their e-mail. I get quite a bit, and delete most of it (you'll see why in a minute). The rest of you, don't run off. This lesson in bad logic can be useful to everyone. (I wrote about the blackmail aspects of this over three years ago.)

It opens with this:

If I don't get this back, I will know you really didn't read it.

You know that I didn't read it how? If you don't get this back, all you know is that you didn't get it back. Don't go putting an argument from silence on it.


Too bad that the person who sent it to me did not know 10 people who would admit to knowing the Lord.

Some people needs lessons in thinking. Probably a product of American public schools.


IF YOU LOVE JESUS, SEND THIS TO AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE INCLUDING THE PERSON WHO SENT IT TO YOU!

First, STOP SHOUTING! Second, what if I'm busy or just don't feel like obeying your conditions?

After I cut out the poems and things, it concluded with,

They say if you pass this on, you will receive a miracle.

What miracle is that, Poindexter? Will AOL and Bill Gates share their fortune? No, that's a different e-mail. This one is worse, it turns the gospel of Christ into a superstition or wish fest. But also, it is a great demonstration of bad logic.

Addendum: This just in: 

Saint Theresa is known as the Saint of the Little Ways, meaning she  believed in doing the little things in life well and with great  love. She is represented by roses. May everyone who receives this message be blessed.
Theresa 's Prayer cannot be deleted.    

REMEMBER to make a wish before you  read the prayer. That's all you have to do. There is nothing  attached. Just share this with people and see what happens on  the fourth day...   

Sorry you have to  forward the message, but try not to break this, please.    

Prayer is one of the best free gifts  we receive. Read the prayer below.

Sorry, Selma, but this is too close to pagan superstition to please me, and degrading to the true gospel.

I hate it when "believers" act like that. If anyone wants to pass along something nice, then do it without the conditions or demands. And especially without the superstitions, capice?

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