Monthly Archives: June 2019

Tu Quoque

Proverbs 4:24 “Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.” Proverbs 6:2 “if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.” Proverbs 14:3 “A fool’s talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.” Proverbs 15:2 “The tongue of the… Read more »

Strawman Fallacy

Proverbs19:20 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.”   The fallacy of the “Strawman” is changing or exaggerating the opponent’s position or argument to make it easier to refute. What this does is to distort the opponent’s argument just enough to make it weak, because the original argument… Read more »

Appeal to the People

Exodus 23:2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd.”   This is another fallacy that we often see being used. “Appeal to the people” is when we claim that our viewpoint is correct because many other people agree… Read more »

Genetic Fallacy

Proverbs 2:6 “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”   Proverbs 15:2 “The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.”  Proverbs 15:28   “The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.”  Proverbs 16:10   “The lips of… Read more »