Appeal to faith
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|Cogito ergo sum|
Logic and rhetoric
In reaffirming believers:
In shutting down nonbelievers:
- P1: It is impossible to determine whether X is true unless you believe that X is true.
- P2: You do not believe that X is true.
- C: You cannot determine whether X is true.
See the main article on this topic: Faith
- "Once you believe it, you will understand!"
- "If you accept the Lord, you will understand!"
- "If you would only take Maslow at his word, you would finally get it!"
- "The way in which I know Christianity is true is first and foremost on the basis of the witness of the Holy Spirit in my heart. And this gives me a self-authenticating means of knowing Christianity is true wholly apart from the evidence." — William Lane Craig combining an appeal to faith with several other fallacies, including an appeal to authority (and a faith-based one at that).