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Death by a Thousand Qualifications

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Colton Bell

on 6 February 2014

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Transcript of Death by a Thousand Qualifications

Parable of the Invisible Gardener
God died the Death of a Thousand Qualifications
A fallacy within the fallacy
When a statement has so many amendments to it that the original statement is deemed meaningless.
Definition:
There must be a gardener tending to the plants
Believer
If the gardener can not be seen, touched, heard, or smelled, is there even a gardener at all?
Skeptic
God is real and he loves us like a father would.
Believer
If horrible things happen to people everyday, then how do we know that God really loves us, or that he is even real?
Skeptic
Example:
When the skeptic tries to disprove the original statement of the believer, on the basis of death by a thousand qualifications, they use another fallacy called composition/division.
The problem:
Assuming that what's true about one part of something has to be applied to all, or other, parts of it.
Composition/Division
Invisible Gardner:
Death by a Thousand Qualifications
Making the assumption that god doesn't exist based on the assumption that god doesn't love us because terrible things happen all the time.
Sources:
The End
"Flew: Deaths by a Thousand Qualifications” UNC. n.d. Web. Feb. 6, 2014
"Theology and Falsification”. Stephen Jay Gould. n.d. Web. Feb. 6, 2014
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