Re: Ad hominem? I think not.

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Wed Nov 21 2001 - 13:41:45 MST

> > - ad hominem ("tu quoque"): this form of attack on the person notes
> > that a person does not practise what he preaches.
> I don't think there should be any rule against ad hominems against those who
> do not practice what they preach, do you?

"Hypocrisy" is only a sin to moral relativists, because it's the
only sin possible to them. To a moral absolutist, failure to live
up to one's goals is a natural consequence of setting worthwhile
goals; it's just ordinary human fallibility.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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