Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sliding Down the Slippery Slope

I absolutely loathe the common logical fallacy known as the slippery slope argument. It's the belief that if event A happens (or doesn't happen), then event B will automatically happen, with disastrous results. It's a very unsound argument, and usually when event A happens, the apocalypse predicted by the person making the slippery slope argument never actually happens.

It's all just a bad scare tactic, designed to make sure that the person making this logical fallacy gets their way. I've been seeing this argument more often lately, mostly in opposition to gay marriage.

 Because of my frustration with this, I wrote a guest post at the blog, Hausdorf's Bible Blog called Sliding Down the Slippery Slope, where I destroy the two most common slippery slope arguments made in opposition to gay marriage.

 After you read the post, make sure to stick around Hausdorf's Bible Blog, and get some good reading done. In his blog, he reads through the Bible, and gives his own commentary on each passage, each post comes complete with it's own podcast and webcomic.

His blog was the inspiration for my new series, The Quran Project, which I announced on the blog Wednesday. The first installment in that series has already been written, expect it to be published on the blog tomorrow or Saturday.


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