Re: Finally, someone tells the truth
- Fathers, bless!
It's interesting! My first reaction was to invoke Godwin's law, but
then I realized it was not an argument of reductio ad nazium. If the
Rabbi had posted his "theory" here, there would not be a problem of
rejecting it on Orthodox grounds I think. However, because Gene used
the Rabbi's supposition as a supporting argument for his own
Strawman/Appeal To Fear argument, Godwin's Law, as such cannot be used
However, everything Gene wrote, with the exception of his "political
or ecclesiological" question, is a series of intermeshed logical and
informal fallacies. Therefore, there is ample grounds for treating his
comments as the inflammatory, illogical and weak arguments they are.
Gene, if you can ask a real question or issue an argument without
logical fallacies, then please do so! You may be assured that this
will not only make them worthy of response, but puts us on equal
footing as those who seek the Truth, and pray to "repay the daughter
of Edom with what she has done to us"--to dash the "little ones"
against the rock!
That is, the children of the daughter of Edom (Edom= "A red-hot, sin
loving soul"), the passions, to be dashed against the rock of Christ.
"A broken and humbled heart God will not despise".
What a treasure the Prophet-King has left us in the Psalms! Glory be
to God in His Saints.
With wishes of a profitable Great Canon to all tonight,
--- In email@example.com, "Michael Woodson"
> "Godwin's Law does not apply to discussions directly addressing
> genocide, propaganda or other mainstays of the Nazi regime. Instead, it
> applies to inappropriate, inordinate, or hyperbolic comparisons of
> other situations to Hitler or Nazis. However, Godwin's Law can itself
> also be abused, as a distraction or diversion, to fallaciously miscast
> an opponent's argument as hyperbole, especially if the comparison the
> argument made were actually appropriate."
> From the Wikipedia entry on Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Archpriest David Moser"
> <moserd@> wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, gene703 <gene703@> wrote:
> > >
> > >A similar theory is advanced by a chief conservative rabbi of Israel
> > that Adolph Hitler as literally was doing the work of God in punishing
> > the Jews and that all the Jews of Europe really were terrible sinners
> > that deserved to die, and thus the Nazis did the work of God.
> > >
> > OOPS, Sorry Gene but by established internet protocols - you just lost
> > this arguement. There is a long standing rule of BBS's, mailing
> > lists, email groups, chatrooms etc that in any arguement, the first
> > person who invokes Hitler and the Nazis to prove his point loses. So
> > sorry that you have fouled out on a technical infraction.
> > Archpr David Moser (who has been on the internet longer than AOL)