Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Wrong Way To Argue the Torture Debate

It seems that in the torture debate few people seem to take the How to Win Friends and Influence people viewpoint. Catholic Apologist often have to learn a lesson early on. That is that "winning" the debate is not always the goal. In fact one can "win" the debate and push people further away from the Church.

It agree with Mirrors of Justice that this Slate column by Dahlia Lithwick is problematic. See How Not To Argue Against Torture. Now Lithwick is hardly the only offender. There are many Catholics in this debate that take this route too sadly. I largely now avoid those debates sadly because the tone is just wearing.

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