Sunday, December 5, 2010

Guess the Fallacy (the picture puzzle of an orthodox rebel)

Q: What logical fallacy is at work in this image?

A: One does not "celebrate Reason" by rejecting the incarnation of Reason (John 1:14).

Merry Christmas!

-Jon Vowell (c) 2010


  1. I don't understand the mean-spiritedness of this ad. As long as no one is forcing them to believe something (which is silly anyway because the whole point is CHOOSING to believe), then why can't they let others believe what they want? Isn't that tolerance?

  2. Indeed.

    Furthermore, how exactly does one celebrate "Reason"? Do we exchange Reason gifts? Put up a Reason tree? Reason lights? Eat a Reason ham? Sing Reason carols? Go to a Reason Eve service? Watch the Reason Day parade?

    Even if one isn't religious, one would still feel that "celebrating Reason" sounds like a bare-boned, stuffy affair compared to Christmas.

    That, of course, begs an important question: Why is it a bare-boned, stuffy affair? Why is there no great history of celebrating Reason? Why don't we have things like Reason carols and Reason ham? What is it about Reason that people haven't and still don't feel the need to give it a grand hoo-hah, and what is it about Christ that people did and still do feel the need?

    Food for thought.