The koran keeps talking about the clear signs Allah has sent, and I kept wondering what these were, in the back of my mind.
In Chapter 34, my mind finally had enough, climbed out of my head, stood on the keyboard, held up both palms, and screamed at me. "Just exactly WTF are these clear signs, dammit?"
Ch34 mentions them four times:
5 But those who strive against Our Signs, to frustrate them,- for such will be a Penalty,
9 We could cause the earth to swallow them up, or cause a piece of the sky to fall upon them. Verily in this is a Sign
15 There was, for Saba, aforetime, a Sign in their home-land - two Gardens to the right and to the left.
43 When Our Clear Signs are rehearsed to them, they say, "....
Two of them don't say what they are, v15 says they're gardens...but v9 is the clincher. This is the one that gets your name on the contract, yes sir. No resisting an iron-clad sales pitch like this. See, there's this imaginary creature, and it doesn't exist, but it could exist; and if it did exist, something might happen; but it hasn't happened, so that shows that it must exist and hasn't done something. So you have to believe everything Mo says. Or something like that.
An imaginary creature could do something, so Mo is right.
Leprechuans could grant your wishes, so you have to buy this car.
Dumbledore can set things on fire, so you have to build this bridge.
I tried to figure what logical fallacy that is, but to be a fallacy there has to be some logic to fallate. Logic? It's the koran, man, we don't need no stinkin' logic. This “clear signs” bit, I think we should call it the
If you believe, and clap your hands, Tink will sprinkle you with magic pixie dust and you can fly away to Never-Never land.