This is a funny one. Cenk Uygur posted this blog entry entitled “If You’re a Christian, Muslim or Jew – You are Wrong“. The funny thing is Mr. Uygur argues his point with such persuasive commentary as
“George W. Bush is the most powerful man alive. He is a class A imbecile. He is far less intelligent than the average Christian.”
and his support for this point is
“But like most of the others, he believes Jesus died for his sins. That idea is so perverse and devoid of logic it should shock the conscience. Instead, it gets him elected, and earns him the reverence of a great percentage of America. America! The most advanced country in the world — run by a bunch of villagers who still believe Santa Claus is going to save them.”
According to Mr. Uygur’s logic one must be an imbecile to believe that Jesus died for one’s sins. Yet no where does Mr. Uygur address this. He just assumes that his conclusion is true therefore proving his point. There are two logical fallacy’s here. One is a personal attack that basically says “if you disagree with me you are an imbecile.” The other is “Begging the Question”. Mr. Uygur uses the assumption of his conclusion being true to support his point of believing in Jesus as savior as perverse and devoid of logic. Mr. Uygur provides no evidence to support his claims that President Bush is an imbecile or that Jesus did not die for our sins.
But when you are “Stuck on Stupid”, logic doesn’t matter. It is much easier to call people names and draw false associations than to actually use logic.