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Logical Fallacy of Mistaken Identity

 

Logical Fallacy of Mistaken Identity

Mistaken identity is one of the many smokescreens that are used to cover the fact that the reasoning is based on one of the three fallacies of Agrippa's trilemma. Whenever a logical fallacy is committed, the fallacy has its roots in Agrippa's trilemma. All human thought (without Divine revelation) is based on one of three unhappy possibilities. These three possibilities are infinite regress, circular reasoning, or axiomatic thinking. This problem is known as Agrippa's trilemma. Some have claimed that only logic and math can be known without Divine revelation; however, that is not true. There is no reason to trust either logic or math without Divine revelation. Science is also limited to the pragmatic because of the weakness on human reasoning, which is known as Agrippa's trilemma.

The logical fallacy of mistaken identitiy occurs when one entity is mistaken for another, separate identity. It is the logical fallacy of mistaking one thing for another thing.

Logical Fallacy of Mistaken Identity

“We have the Holy Spirit. We have rock music.”

This is a confusion between the Holy Spirit and emotion, and a case of mistaken identity. When the Holy Spirit abides on a group of people as they submit to the Spirit, the human body will often react with a feeling of emotion. The emotion is not the Holy Spirit but the body’s reaction to the Holy Spirit. Through disobedience and failure to move on with God an entire group of Christians can find that the Holy Spirit no longer abides with them. They long for that feeling but not for obedience to God. Then, they find something else to replace the Holy Spirit and supply the feeling. Sometimes this “something” is a form of music or entertainment that stirs emotions.

"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."

This quote from Isaiah 5:20 is a case of mistaken identity. We see this in many of the court decisions today, where good is called evil and evil is called good. The enlightenment was a time when darkness was called light and light was called darkness.

Sometimes, a person who resembles a criminal and is in the same neighborhood where a crime is committed, is convicted of a crime that this person didn't commit.

This is the most common use of the pharse, mistaken identity.



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