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Vinnie accused me of circular reasoning in concluding that the Bible is a work of non-fiction. My reasoning is not at all circular, I felt that I was pretty clear. First, I presume the verity of the Biblical writers. Second, the writers claim that they were inspired by God and they are recording the truth. Conclusion, the Bible is a work of non-fiction.

RobertLW, Internet Infidels 20 Comments [4/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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Gadren

Um, yeah, that sounds like circular reasoning to me.

5/5/2006 11:29:00 AM

Julian

Round and round and round it goes - where ever it stops, it fucking blows!

5/5/2006 11:41:49 AM

Alejandro

This post is a gem! How come it has so little ratings?

5/5/2006 12:09:02 PM

David D.G.

Good grief, that's probably the most perfect example of circular reasoning I've ever seen. He's out of his mind to try to claim that it's anything else.


~David D.G.

5/5/2006 2:09:10 PM

Adrian

Your reasoning is more ovuloid really.

12/15/2006 6:33:35 AM

Tom S. Fox

"First, I presume the verity of the Biblical writers."

BUZZZZZ!
Sorry, you've been disqualified.

2/20/2008 8:29:32 AM

apYrs

Not circular reasoning, just suspension of all higher brain functions. If you make so many leaps of faith then it does hang together. Just

2/20/2008 10:28:23 AM

ninjacat

That's circular reasoning, dumbass.

2/20/2008 10:57:18 AM

Monty

The bible is true because the bible says it is true. Dont you see yourself coming back to the same spot?

2/20/2008 11:17:42 AM

canadiest

I pretend it's true
why can't you
stop asking questions
make me come up with stupid crap like this

2/20/2008 5:45:49 PM

Freboy

No, people it acutally isn't circular reasoning. But unless he can provide basis for his belief in the writers, his religion is based on THEM and not Gawd.

2/20/2008 6:28:12 PM

Robbie

This is circular reasoning:

1. I presume that the writers were honest.
2. They claim that they were inspired by God, and so were being honest. By point 1, we know they were telling the truth.

We can believe the writers were honest because they were honest. What is that?

5/4/2008 10:48:11 AM

realityman

Robert,
That post is as circular a set of reasoning as what we may clude is the number representing your IQ.

5/4/2008 11:43:58 AM

Vegetable Rights Activist

The circular logic is making MY head spin.

11/10/2009 10:02:13 PM

WhiteNoise

I wonder if the LW in his name refers to LoneWolf1984 by any chance?

11/12/2009 7:37:57 AM

Caustic Gnostic

Ahh, "truth"....

11/12/2009 7:40:58 AM

Sulis

I really wish he had said "assume"...that would have been great...but as it is:

"presume"+"claim" =/= a true and verifiable "Conclusion"

11/12/2009 8:05:57 AM



Let´s see if you use the same reason when I show you the sura in the Quran where it says exactly the same.

1/1/2010 6:39:27 PM

GuesssWho

It's clearly circular, yes.

11/29/2013 8:05:44 PM

Justanotheratheist

Noooooooo, that's not circular.

And the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean isn't wet.

11/29/2013 10:47:30 PM
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