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False Trilemma Fallacy


False Trilemma Fallacy

False trilemma 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 False Trilemma Fallacy occurs when only three of four or more possibilities are presented as the only possibilities. EXAMPLE The Münchhausen Trilemma (sometimes called Agrippa's Trilemma) is an unsolved problem in Secular thinking that goes back to at least the First Century A.D. When the spiritual realm is artificially ommitted by assuming that it doesn't exist, there are only three possilble foundations for thought when trying to prove anything. These three are infinite regression, circular reasoning, and axiomatic thinking. For this reason, For this reason, Secularists, Atheists, Agnostics, Materialists, Naturalists, and any others who assume no spiritual realm cannot speak in terms of truth. When they do, they run into  Agrippa's Trilemma. This trilemma is sometimes called the Münchhausen Trilemma or Albert's Trilemma. Agrippa's Trilemma also invalidates the reasoning of Christians who deny Divine revelation as the foundation for their reasoning. The two missing parts of reality are Divine revelation and demonic influence. God can never lie. Demons give you enough truth mixed with their lies to fool you. This can be confirmed through Divine revelation to anyone willing to seek God in respect and sincerity while reading the Bible.

Examples of the False Trilemma Fallacy

"In 1 Corinthians 1:30, it says, 'It is because of Him [God] that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.' This means that wisdom is made up of only righteousness, holiness, and redemption."

Actually, the original language doesn't imply that these three are the totality of what Wisdom is. From the language, it is not a statement that necessarily limit wisdom to these three things.

"Agrippa's Trilemma destroys all possibility of reason, science, or logic."

Agrippa's Trilemma is a false trilemma that indeed destroys all Secular thinking. Secularism is, in fact, the perpetrator of Agrippa's Trilemma, in that Secularism artificially limits the choices to three untenable choices. You may know this trilemma as the Münchhausen Trilemma or as Albert's Trilemma. If a naturalistic presupposition is any part of the foundation of thought, then Agrippa's Trilemma is in force. A chain of thought is as strong as its weakest link. This chain must begin with something that is absolute, but all that is available is infinite regress, circular reasoning, or axiomatic thinking. There is no way around it. All arguments, analysis, and reasoning beyond this is mere noise to hide the irrational reasoning, since Agrippa's Trilemma hits at the foundation of thought. All the fallacies of those arguments are mere smokescreens to cover these three fallacies of infinite regress, circular reasoning, and axiomatic thinking. 

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