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Old 28th November 2020, 01:29 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by Ron Obvious View Post
And when Martin Luther was allowed to criticise the Catholic Church of his day for its excesses, it led to the Reformation and eventually to one of the bloodiest wars in history, the 30-year war.

Argument from consequences is a non-starter with me.
I don't get this. "Argument from consequences" is a logical fallacy (if A were true then bad things would happen, therefore A is false), but not a fallacy with regards to good/bad or right/wrong. As an example, why should drunk driving be illegal, if the lawmakers aren't allowed to consider the possible consequences of drunk driving?
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