Or he could have done the intelligent thing and made no assumptions at bloody all. When I say a certain collection of words I have said no more or no less than those exact words. Stick to them explicitly.Edi wrote:Then that's what you should have said in the first place instead of assuming people would telepathically pick up on what you really meant behind the face value of your previous quote.
And the problem with you people is that you are willing to make shit up and put things into my mouth in order to construct arguments that refute words I newer said. It's that simple.This here is your original quote, and its meaning in the context when it was uttered is far less clear than the second quite. It does not have the qualifiers the second one does and is in general very badly formulated.
If you thus open yourself up to attack by lampooning your unclear quote with a reducto ad absurdum, the problem was with your communication to begin with and the ridicule of the absurd argument is the easiest way to point it out.
If I provide no qualifiers in my text than you should ask for them. If you lack information than again ask for it. Do not make assumptions, jump to your own conclusions and in general make up your own interpretations of things I say. I am a human being and not the bloody bible. I do not speak in allegorical verse to be interpreted.