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08-06-2015, 06:54 PM
Too Many Big Words
Christian just told me that my argument used too many big words so it's invalid. Priceless!

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08-06-2015, 07:13 PM
RE: Too Many Big Words
(08-06-2015 06:54 PM)true scotsman Wrote:  Christian just told me that my argument used too many big words so it's invalid. Priceless!

An important part of effective persuasion involves making sure your language matches your target audience Tongue

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08-06-2015, 07:20 PM
RE: Too Many Big Words
(08-06-2015 07:13 PM)yakherder Wrote:  
(08-06-2015 06:54 PM)true scotsman Wrote:  Christian just told me that my argument used too many big words so it's invalid. Priceless!

An important part of effective persuasion involves making sure your language matches your target audience Tongue
The words were consciousness and existence and primacy. I wasn't trying to persuade anyone anyway. I was simply defending myself from a charge that I was dishonest.

I have met my burden of proof and vindicated myself. If he was too lazy to learn what my argument meant that is not a fault with my argument.

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08-06-2015, 07:35 PM
RE: Too Many Big Words
(08-06-2015 07:20 PM)true scotsman Wrote:  The words were consciousness and existence and primacy.

Huh? Use littler words.
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09-06-2015, 01:18 AM
RE: Too Many Big Words
(08-06-2015 06:54 PM)true scotsman Wrote:  Christian just told me that my argument used too many big words so it's invalid. Priceless!

I would say that for believers you got to keep it simple, but arguing with believer is like playing chess with pigeon.

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09-06-2015, 05:49 AM
RE: Too Many Big Words
Dumb it down...

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09-06-2015, 05:58 AM
RE: Too Many Big Words
The aforementioned christian quite possibly can only assimilate simplistic, condensed or compressed verbiage.


Try


"Ain't No God --- you twat !"

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09-06-2015, 07:53 AM
RE: Too Many Big Words
Here's a link to the thread if anyone wants to follow it.

http://www.christianforums.com/threads/f...l.7891735/

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09-06-2015, 09:15 AM
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(09-06-2015 01:18 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  
(08-06-2015 06:54 PM)true scotsman Wrote:  Christian just told me that my argument used too many big words so it's invalid. Priceless!

I would say that for believers you got to keep it simple, but arguing with believer is like playing chess with pigeon.

Oh. I know that. The only reason I do it is to clarify my own thinking. It helps my own understanding when I have to explain my position to those who are ignorant of it and hostile to it. That's the only reason I engage them. It is not to convert anyone. I've learned a lot from this thread.

Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. - Ayn Rand.

Don't sacrifice for me, live for yourself! - Me

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09-06-2015, 09:19 AM
RE: Too Many Big Words
(09-06-2015 07:53 AM)true scotsman Wrote:  Here's a link to the thread if anyone wants to follow it.

http://www.christianforums.com/threads/f...l.7891735/

I had to stop reading at this point :

As a Christian, my belief is fundamentally based on one truth- the truth spoke in the bible. And in that truth, God is infallible.
The issue I take with some science is that it argues that truth.
My belief in God is simply stronger than belief in a scientific theory.



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