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Irrelevant Purpose Fallacy

 

Irrelevant Purpose Fallacy

Whenever a logical fallacy is committed, the fallacy has its roots in Agrippa's trilemma. All human thought (without Divine revelation) is based on one of three unhappy possibilities. These three possibilities are infinite regression, circular reasoning, or axiomatic thinking. This is known as Agrippa's trilemma. Some have claimed that only logic and math can be known; however, that is not true. Without Divine revelation, neither logic nor math can be known. Science is limited only to pragmatic thinking because of the weakness of human reasoning, which is known as Agrippa's trilemma. The irrelevant purpose fallacy, a form of axiomatic thinking, is one of these three unhappy possibilities.

The Irrelevant Purpose Fallacy occurs when it is assumed that something is not true because it has not fulfilled its supposed purpose, but the supposed purpose was never the real purpose.

Examples of the Irrelevant Purpose Fallacy

"Total equality of outcomes has not been achieved in this society, so we need radical change."

Total equality of outcomes was never the purpose. Equality of opportunity is an unrealistic purpose because of differences in people and environments. Freedom for each person to do the very best they can was the purpose, though that has been limited considerably in an effort to make all outcomes the same.

“If a good God created the world, then the world would be perfect and there would be no problems. The world is not perfect and it has many problems. Therefore, a good God didn’t create it.”

This one is bit more subtle. The purpose is implied by innuendo rather than being stated plainly. This argument presupposes that God’s purpose was to create a world that is perfect, complete, and without any problems. In the end, that is probably pretty close to God’s ultimate purpose that will be accomplished at the end of the Ages of the Ages. However, His purpose right now is to find a group of people who will be willing to yield themselves to His Love completely so that He can form them into His Image and Likeness. Everything that He shows us through Scripture tells about the steps that He has taken to make this happen and the yet unfulfilled prophesies are about what He will do in the future to finish the work.



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