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Using sources that hold to opposing views

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Revmitchell, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    I started this thread because someone else was to immature to do it and instead wanted to derail another one. So I did it for them.


    Is it ever reasonable to use a source from a group of people who generally hold to opposing views to your own?
     
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    mont974x4 New Member

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    Why would it be an issue? I actually think it can be a wise thing to do.

    For example, when determining my position on the RCC I did not base my judgment on soundbites and propaganda. I went to the Vatican's own website to read their own documents and their own explanations. So, in the course of a discussion on BB, or elsewhere, I can look back to a source that the other person would see as credible.


    Can you show an example where it would be unreasonable?
     
  3. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    I can't think of one myself but some would like to use this as a tool to discredit whatever they don't like. Others like to pretend to be "fair" when they just like to be contrary.
     
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    Wow....Just 5 days ago in "Al Gore Sells Current TV to Al Jazeera" you posted this:

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showpost.php?p=1940478&postcount=25
     
  5. Revmitchell

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