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Circular logic

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Oh that circular logic...

Circular logic is where one bullshit argument is proven by another bullshit argument until your original argument is proven by itself. Stupid people will actually fall for this and then a winnar is you; clever people however will see through your flawed points. This is when you should tell them to check their facts and take that time to think of real case for your POV. Alternatively, just use the troll method by pretending (if necessary) that you were just trying to piss them off the whole time.

Where can I find Circular Logic?[edit]

Circular logic can often be found in the smuggest of smugfags who can't use any other form of logic like ad hominem to support their virtual shit stains. Unsurprisingly, this argument appears quite common in religious flame wars. Generally, level 1 Christfags will try to use this as a sort of pseudo-spiritual argument to try to mask the fact that they don't know what the fuck they're talking about.

  1. The word of God is true
  2. The word of God is true because it is written in the Bible
  3. The Bible is true because it is the word of God.

The reverse polarity, however, holds true that atheists are guilty of using this argument for intimidation.

  1. Religion is retarded because it's false
  2. No evidence for religion can exist because it is retarded
  3. Therefore, religion is false because it can not be proven

There are many other scenarios that this type of reasoning will occur, but because flames of this type erupt over the internet faster than in California forests, this type of shitstorm is almost guaranteed house this fallacy made by flame war casuals.

Examples[edit]

Hank[edit]

Hank is always right, ironic because this image is completely wrong.
  • "Hank's always right because the list says so, the list is right because Hank dictated it, and we know that Hank dictated it because the list says so. That's circular logic, no different than saying 'Hank's right because he says he's right.'"[1]

Bush's War[edit]

  1. Bush says we are at war.
  2. Bush does whatever he wants.
  3. Whatever Bush does is legal, because we are at war.
  4. The war doesn't end when Obama's in office because of Bush, who is wrong because he's Bush.

Christianity[edit]

Occam's Razor cuts through god's bullshit!
  • If it's in the Bible, then it must be true, because the Bible is the word of God, because it says it is, because the Bible is the word of god, et cetera.

Emo[edit]

  • Somewhere in that circle I got inserted I don't know why but don't you know it's all my fault?[2]

THEREFORE, Anyone who says he is

Atheism[edit]

God does not exist, and this is obvious, therefore Anyone who believes in God is stupid, therefore Any arguments that God exists are invalid, therefore God does not exist QED MUDDAFUGGA

Furry[edit]

Anyone that says furries are sexual deviants are just trolls, ergo, any furries that appear to be sexual deviants are just trolls in disguise, ergo, anyone that says furries are sexual deviants are just trolls, ergo...

Related Concepts[edit]

  • Correlation equals causation: When two phenomena consistently happen together or in sequence, they must be causally related. For instance, it has been shown that the average global temperature has risen as the number of pirates has fallen; thus, global warming is caused by the decline in pirates.
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