Argumentation. Logical and Illogical Theology 12 Deacon Richard Caporiccio. Logical: Logic – What is it?. A system of reasoning using the principles of proper thinking to arrive at correct conclusions. Can remove intellectual barriers to the truth.
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Logical and Illogical
Deacon Richard Caporiccio
“I can’t explain it, but I just know in the very depths of my being that it is wrong.”
“Using drugs is like laying down in the middle of the street waiting for a truck to run over you.”
“My house has demons because the electricity flickered.”
“My teacher thinks I’m stupid because I got a bad grade.”
Teacher A – “The neighbors don’t want the school to build more athletic fields.”
Teacher B – “Why don’t they want to help the children out?”
“Our public school system is slipping. If we want to improve it we must increase the budget.”
“I support gun control.” Why? “it’s proven to reduce crime.” I read a stat that says private ownership reduces crime. “Anyway, that’s why we need to support education, so would-be criminals will have good jobs instead of turning to crime.”
“This is the best brand in the market. How do I know? It says so on the label.”
“God exists because (the church, a book, the priest) says so.”
“You can’t trust her opinion, she would agree on anything that Coleman says.”
Bill: "I believe that abortion is morally wrong."
Dave: "Of course you would say that, you're a priest."
“Ford trucks are the best, because they are the most popular.”
“Contraceptives can’t wrong; everybody is using them, and everybody can’t be wrong.”
“ The world is flat; everybody believes that.”
Tom Cruise tells Oprah - Post-Partum Depression is not real and women should not take medicine for these things.
“I am the boss and in this office we do it my way or it’s the highway.”
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.” (Bill Cosby)
“Think of all of the poor starving children in Ethiopia! How can we be so cruel as not to help them?”
"I should receive an 'A' in this class. After all, if I don't get an 'A' I won't get the scholarship that I want."
“Slavery is our time-honored tradition; it has always been there.”
Someone may argue that global warming is certainly occurring because nobody has proven conclusively that it is not.