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The No True Scotsman fallacy

This video is an excellent breakdown of the No True Scotsman fallacy, which you’ll often come across while debating dogmatists of all stripes. I’m fairly certain that the whole “Hitler is an atheist” canard came directly from someone using a No True Scotsman fallacy that, through a game of telephone after being employed in debate after debate, gained a patina of verisimilitude such that theists think it’s not only a valid argument, but an outright fact.

Now that you’re better equipped to recognize a No True Scotsman argument, and how to dissect the argument, hopefully we’ll see fewer of them in the discourse of faith vs reason.

(A man can dream.)

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