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Was the Reason Rally Reasonable?
May 1, 2012 Dennis Mackulin

An examination of the assertions made by Richard Dawkins at the recent Reason Rally in Washington D.C. Turns out it was really a "Bash Christianity Rally". Closing with ApologetiX as usual. Fallacies of Relevance: Ad Hominem Ad Hominem Circumstantial Ad Populum (appeal to the masses) Appeal to Tradition (appeal to the past) Ad Verecundiam (appeal to authority) Ad Baculum (appeal to force) Ad Misericordiam (appeal to pity) Ad Ignorantiam (appeal to ignorance) Tu Quo ("You're one, too!") Fallacies of Presumption: Fallacy of Accident Hasty Generalization Biased Statistics Bifurcation (False dilemma) Complex Question Post Hoc, ergo Propter Hoc ("after this, therefore because of this") Red Herring Slippery Slope Additional Fallacies: Affirming the Consequent Denying the Antecedent Questionable Analogy Invincible Ignorance Equivocation Suppressed Evidence Begging the Question Fallacy of Division Fallacy of Composition Reductio Ad Adsurdum Straw Man 1677/89 Confession: CHAP. II. Of God and of the Holy Trinity. 2. God having all 38 life, 39 glory, 40goodness, blessedness, in and of himself: is alone in, and unto himself all-sufficient, not 41standing in need of any Creature which he hath made, nor deriving any glory from them, but only manifesting his own glory in, by, unto, and upon them, he is the alone fountain of all Being, 42 of whom, through whom, and to whom are all things, and he hath most sovereign 43dominion over all creatures, to do by them, for them, or upon them, whatsoever himself please; in his sight 44 all things are open and manifest, his knowledge is 45infinite, infallible, and independent upon the Creature, so as nothing is to him contingent, or uncertain; he is most 25 Joh. 4.24. 26 1 Tim. 1.17. Deut. 4.15,16. 27 Mal. 3.6. 28 1 King. 8.27. Jer. 23.23. 29 Ps. 90.2. 30 Gen. 17.1. 31 Isa. 6.3. 32 Ps. 115.3. Isa. 46.10. 33 Pro. 16.4. Rom. 11.36. 34 Exod. 34.6,7. Hebr. 11.6. 35 Neh. 9.32,33. 36 Ps. 5.5,6. 37 Exod. 34.7. Nahum. 1,2,3. 38 Joh. 5.26. 39 Ps. 148.13. 40 Ps. 119.68. 41 Job, 22.2,3. 42 Rom. 11.34.35,36. 43 Dan. 4.25. and v. 34, 35. 44 Heb. 4.13. 45 Ezek. 11.5Act. 15.18. I'd love to hear from you. Email me an mp3 and I'll put it on the next podcast (whenever that might be).

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