Straw man is a rhetorical technique (also classified as a logical fallacy) based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores a person's actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated or misrepresented version of that position.IOW, you misrepresent the position (ie make **** up) and then argue against it."Straw man" is one of the best-named fallacies, because it is memorable and vividly illustrates the nature of the fallacy. Imagine a fight in which one of the combatants sets up a man of straw, attacks it, then proclaims victory. All the while, the real opponent stands by untouched.
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This is the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a long time. Why do people of faith always assume their traditions and beliefs are more valuable to society than say... watching Saturday morning cartoons? Hell, nobody ever died fighting for a Sponge Bob caliphate, or to retake the holy land for Thundercats. Believe whatever ridiculous immaculate conception, burning bush, or flying spagheti monster stories you want. Please let's just keep it out of criminal justice, public education, and other public functions we are all a part of.
I can't believe this can happen in the 21st century. And the real question is when are we going to stop arresting nonviolent drug "criminals" anyway?
My final thought: so much for conservative allegience to the constitution, huh? So BLATENTLY hypocritical.
"A witty saying proves nothing." Voltaire