Monday, 22 September 2008

Pluralist's Law (Upgrade)

Going to the church this evening, I realised that what I had written and what I wanted to write were not quite the same, so Pluralist's Law needs extending further with Service Pack One. So here it is:

As an evangelical discussion disputing the orthodoxy of another grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Unitarians approaches one. The speed at which the discussion arrives at mentioning Unitarians is in direct inverse relationship to the solidity of the original argument. If the discussion mentions Unitarians or Unitarianism, for something that does not equate to Unitarianism, then it has run out of a credible argument - if there ever was one at the beginning.

Pluralist's Law wants to avoid reference to the Nazis, but it still applies, when evangelicals discuss the authority exercised by those they dislike - that the speed at which the discussion arrives at mentioning Nazis is in direct inverse relationship to the solidity of the original argument.

However, I can mention Unitarians and, in many cases, mentioning them in reference to me is allowed.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Corollary to Pluralist Law

The speed with which Liberals use the terms fundamentalist, sexist, African, uneducated, cowards, bigots.........

Pluralist (Adrian Worsfold) said...

So long as they are not fundamentalist, sexist, African, uneducated, cowards, bigots, then I'm sure this applies too.

Anonymous said...

Agreed

Erika Baker said...

Is there something in Pluralist's Law that explores the link between consevo comments and anonymous posts?

Pluralist (Adrian Worsfold) said...

That's definitely a subject for research, prior to formulating a law. We cannot formulate a law or extension to it without research.

Surely this could become Baker's Law. You do know that there is such as thing as a Baker's Day.

I don't seem to have any of the forms J2O - there may be some at the church.

Pluralist (Adrian Worsfold) said...

A Baker's Day is a training day, and might simply be called Baker Day. (I read too much Mad Priest and his littering of apostrophes where not required.)

Erika Baker said...

These days, it's called an INSET day, that being the obivous acronym for In Service Training.

There is an unwritten rule that these days take place just before or just after holidays, but never on the same day in two connected schools. So if you have a child at primary and one at seconday school, the total number of INSET days will magically quadruple and always fall on the days you absolutely cannot take a holiday.

There is no form J20 governing this, so it doesn't matter that the stock in church is getting low.