Wilson: Missing the Truth Slightly

“Liars are experts in chopping logic and missing the truth slightly – ‘Did God say not to eat from any tree?’ In order to pin a liar down, words must be defined in the most careful manner available.”

– Douglas Wilson, Angels in the Architecture (p. 195)



  1. We were sort of talking about this during family worship the other night. :)…How a lot of times people will tweak what God said to make it seem outrageous. (Straw man fallacy.)


    1. Yes! The “tweaked” version generally has just enough truth in it to sound plausible… only it’s easier to knock down than the real deal. People who resort to straw-manning have lost the argument already (and the scary thing is, they usually know it). 🙂


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