Thursday, September 22, 2005

THOUGHT: Anti-War argument

~ The following argument was suggested to me by a remark that my son, five years old at the time, made concerning being an "Army man." Though an avid computer military game player, he had NO interest in becoming a soldier when I asked him about it.
~ "Dad!" He exclaimed. "Army men die ALL THE TIME!!!" He deduced, after many hours of sending them into virtual battle against various computer enemies.
~ This suggests the following argument, which seems not so crazy to me:

1. Any event where lots of death occurs is very bad.
2. War is an event where lots off death occurs.
3. .:. War is very bad. [1,2]

4. Very bad things should be avoided.
5. War should be avoided. [3,4]

2 Comments:

At 5:29 PM, Blogger Eight said...

i think the logic is flawless.

i randomly found your blog. :)

 
At 11:10 PM, Anonymous silky said...

1. Any event where lots of death occurs is very bad.
2. Holocaust or ethnic cleansing is an event where lots off death occurs.
3. .:. Holocaust or ethnic cleansing is very bad. [1,2]

4. Very bad things should be avoided.
5. Holocaust or ethnic cleansing should be avoided. [3,4]

However, those that undertake some form of ethnic cleansing are usually not open to rational arguments and stop their operations only under force. (or threat of...)

 

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