116. 3 Fallacies Destroying Our Discourse

Listen here to learn how to combat 3 common fallacies.

In today’s discourse there is a lot of bad dialogue. Many people fling ideas out there with little to no consideration, and many of these ideas are fallacious.

I’d like to look at several fallacies that really disrupt our ability to have a productive conversation. My hope is that in looking at these, we can find a way to push these fallacies aside and work to have a real, productive dialogue on the topic at hand.

“A sane mind should not be guilty of a logical fallacy, yet there are very fine minds incapable of following mathematical demonstrations.”

Henri Poincare

These are three common fallacies I see used a lot right now that I think it’s important to address.

  1. You don’t care about grandma.” This is an impugning of motives rather than a serious look at the issue at hand.
  2. Partisan Whataboutism– This problem stems from either a double standard or an accusation of a double standard where none exist. Both are a problem.
  3. Materialist Assumption – This happens a lot now because many people who aren’t religious simply assume a materialist cause for many things that are not necessarily materialist or justify beliefs assuming materialism as a basis.

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141. Book Review | Freedom of Religion Decisions of the United States by Maureen Harrison & Steve Gilbert Conversation of Our Generation

How much do you know about the history of religious freedom? These cases are truly interesting, especially if you want to see where the "Wall of Separation" between church and state lies. Listen below to learn more.
  1. 141. Book Review | Freedom of Religion Decisions of the United States by Maureen Harrison & Steve Gilbert
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  3. 139. Book Review | Art of War by Sun Tzu
  4. 137. Book Review | Villains of the Early Church by Mike Aquilina
  5. 136. Reclaiming Beauty in an Ugly Culture

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