6 thoughts on “Dim Stanley, blogger, journalist, historian and Catholic

  1. Wishing to be a nice person is one thing; actually being a nice person is a whole lot harder. This Canadian chap was a very nice man. And, he wore the same type of shirt as me, which means that I (and all other similar shirt wearers) are equally nice. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is sufficient to make me an actually nice person.

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  2. Dim Stanley’s chain of logic seems to go something like this:

    Jean Vanier was a nice man who did some good things.
    Jean Vanier was also a committed Christian.
    3a. Therefore all Christians are nice people who do good things.

    Alternatively:

    3b. Therefore nice people who do good things must be Christians, or at least religiously-inspired.

    Dim went on to tell us that Jean Vanier wanted to put people with intellectual disabilities at the heart of society. Seems to have worked out OK for the House of Commons.

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  3. Isn’t that the four legs fallacy? All dogs have four legs. This table has four legs. Therefore this table is a dog.

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