DjVortex wrote:It really puzzles me how so many christians seem to be completely incapable of understanding that they are making not just one, but two giant (and absolutely unjustifiable) leaps in logic, even when assuming that their premise is correct (which in itself is most certainly not a given).
Btw, there's another double-leap that many believers do, even if we assume that their original premise is correct (which most likely it isn't, but let's just assume):
Ghosts exist -> there's life after death -> God exists.
This is a really common argument, and it's utterly fallacious.
Even if what's usually meant by "ghosts" (in other words, usually-humanlike apparitions that defy scientific explanation) did exist (they most probably don't, but as said, let's just assume they do), the two leaps in logic are still completely unjustified. If we don't know what these alleged apparitions are, how can we deduce that they are dead people's souls, or other type of afterlife entities? We can't. There's nothing
to justify such a leap in logic. If we don't know what they are, then we don't know. Deducing anything from an unknown is an argument from ignorance.
And of course the second leap in logic is even a bigger one. Even if the first leap happened to be correct, it would still not automatically justify the second one.