why do some Christians think that Christianity own copy rights to Golden Rule & morals?
- Christian SinnerLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
When are you going to stop beating your wife?
A loaded question or complex question fallacy is a question that contains a controversial or unjustified assumption (e.g., a presumption of guilt).
Aside from being an informal fallacy depending on usage, such questions may be used as a rhetorical tool: the question attempts to limit direct replies to be those that serve the questioner's agenda. The traditional example is the question "Have you stopped beating your wife?" Whether the respondent answers yes or no, he will admit to having a wife and having beaten her at some time in the past. Thus, these facts are presupposed by the question, and in this case an entrapment, because it narrows the respondent to a single answer, and the fallacy of many questions has been committed. The fallacy relies upon context for its effect: the fact that a question presupposes something does not in itself make the question fallacious. Only when some of these presuppositions are not necessarily agreed to by the person who is asked the question does the argument containing them become fallacious. Hence the same question may be loaded in one context, but not in the other. For example, the previous question would not be loaded if it were asked during a trial in which the defendant had already admitted to beating his wife.
This fallacy should be distinguished from that of begging the question, which offers a premise whose plausibility depends on the truth of the proposition asked about, and which is often an implicit restatement of the proposition.Source(s): bisexual Christian
- CowboyLv 61 year ago
All religions are parochial - it's in their nature to ignore most of reality.
- Anonymous1 year ago
God is the only source of morality, not people.
- magix151Lv 71 year ago
Who knows. Those things have existed long before christianity.
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- NousLv 71 year ago
Research shows that the reason humans struggle with emotion to find equitable solutions is pinpointed the region of the brain called the insular cortex, or insula, which is also the seat of emotional reactions.
The fact that the brain has such a robust response to unfairness shows that sensing unfairness is a basic evolved capacity.
The emotional response to unfairness pushes people from extreme inequity and drives them to be fair. This observation shows our basic impulse to be fair isn't a complicated thing that we learn.
It therefore fully illustrates that all humans have morals controlled by the brain and that Christians are entirely wrong to try and claim morals as their own!!!!
But Christians found a way round it!
Government statistics show that Christians are vastly over represented in prisons for sexual, violent and fraudulent crime whilst year on year government figures show atheists make up only 2% of the prison population!
The Catholic Church is paying millions in compensation for the sex/paedophile crimes of their priests alone!
Christians are vastly over represented in the divorce courts!
Christians invented the concept of sin and then the idea that you could sin, ask forgiveness, get pardoned and start with a clean sheet!
So no surprise that they are so expert at it is it‽
A Christian is a man that feels repentance on Sunday for what he did on Saturday and is going to do on Monday. - Thomas Russell YbarraSource(s): California Institute of Technology
- Anonymous1 year ago
Because of their unlimited self-righteousness.
- JeaLv 71 year ago
They pointedly ignore that Golden Rule. It isn't of christianity, it predates christianity by centuries or more.
They claim it as their own, then ignore it completely.
Just try treating christians as they treat others, The cry of outrage echos from the hills!
- JenLv 71 year ago
some people are just weird is what it comes down to. no real explanation.
- five toed slothLv 71 year ago
Well, if the only book you own, or have ever (partly) read, or had read to you, is the Bible.....