On Sun, 2008-01-20 at 11:30 -0500, William Case wrote:
> Hi Ric;
> Just sitting here Sunday morning killing time before I actually do
> something useful. Thought I would add my 2¢.
> On Sun, 2008-01-20 at 03:55 -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-01-19 at 17:55 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > > On Sat, 19 Jan 2008, Erik P. Olsen wrote:
> > >
> > > > Strong wrote:
> > > > > On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 12:23:55 -0500 Felix Miata <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > > > Jesus Christ, the reason for the season.
> > > > >
> > > > > I think This Name is not applicable here, as It Too Great! I remind
> > > > > You what Scripture says: "Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy
> > > > > God in vain; for the Lord Will Not Hold him Guiltless that takes His
> > > > > Name in vain." /Mosiah 13:15/
> > > > >
> > > > What an unforgiving lord.
> > >
> > > ah ... i see where all my capital letters went ...
> > No kidding. All the guy wrote (at least as quoted) was: "Jesus Christ,
> > the reason for the season." and he gets whopped upside the head with the
> > OLD Testament.
> You are right. One person made a harmless remark. Although I am not
> religious, I found his small signing off tag inoffensive and the kind of
> thing one hears and sees during the Christmas season all the time.
> The response was something of a 'logical fallacy' that can be seen in
> the modern media driven world all the time. I call it "platforming".
> That is, if someone uses a word or phrase, no matter the context, no
> matter how innocuous, someone else fains pain or insult and then
> proceeds to declaim at length their own 'political' views.
> This particular logical abuse igreat lengths prevalent during a
This particular logical abuse is prevalent during a
> political season, as you are having in the U.S. this year. You will
> note that the 'platform' user seldom directly rebuts the statement made,
> but simply uses the mere utterance of a word or phrase as an opportunity
> to speechify at great length about some slightly connected subject.
> For example, Hillary's and Barak's people have been successfully
> 'platforming' for political advantage in the last week.
'Platforming, is the main logical fallacy that is used to buttress
> As the elections unfold in your country, no matter what your own
> political beliefs may be, watch out for the prevalence of 'platforming'.
> > No wonder so many guys "inside da joint" turn to Islam, Buddhism and
> > Yoga for alternate spiritual paths to enlightenment and love, the
> > universal truth of the Creator. When you enter court, you swear on the
> > Old Testament side of the Bible, full of God cursing his creations. I'd
> > rather swear on the back-side where all the Good News is, which includes
> > stuff like forgiveness and redemption. Have a blessed day, Ric
> Most religions, but particularly a special species of Christians, are
> notorious for their 'platforming' skills.
> Regards Bill
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