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Old 11-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #47 (permalink)
MCBs armed pacifist
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: West Michigan

I have no problem with paintball, airsoft, laser tag, ball tag - whatever.

However these arguments are pretty poorly constructed. They effectively start with a conclusion (X is better) and then build premises to support it. The fallacy is card stacking - when constructing the arguments information that does not support the conclusion previously reached is rejected. The argument lacks intellectually honesty.
"In the essentials: unity; in the non-essentials: liberty; in all things: love" - often incorrectly attributed to Augustine or John Wesley - original source in question

"Use peaceful means where they are appropriate; but where they are not appropriate, do not hesitate to resort to more forceful - Thupten Gyatso (the Dalai Lama, 1932)

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