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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 04:35 PM
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78. Yeah, I'm a little slow, huh...
Seemed to me you were TRYing to make a point that the question of "killing babies" is loaded, because the definition of "babies" isn't clear.

You were TRYing to relate that to the question of whether Israel has a right to defend itself, because the definition of "defend" isn't clear.

You were TRYing to prove that a "yes" or "no" answer isn't possible, without defining what "defense" is first. Otherwise, someone else might jump to a conclusion, you seem to contend, that "yes" indicates support of Israel's bombing of Beirut, etc.

MY point is that these are indeed two separate questions, and to say "Israel has a right to defend itself" is not an implicit agreement with their actions in this case, or others.

You proved my point when you showed the folly of leaping to conclusions on "killing babies."

There can always be debates on these issues, including definitions of terms. But to shy away from obvious statements, from fear others will jump to illogical conclusions, is its own folly, imho.
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