What is a strawmam?

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What is a strawmam?

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If someone says 99.9% of Buddhism is primitive and false and you ask for clarification, is this a straman? :strawman: :strawman: :strawman: :strawman:

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Re: What is a strawmam?

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Greetings,

If that is what is actually said, then it can be quoted.

If it is not what is said, then it risks being a misrepresentation. That misrepresentation, foisted upon another, is a strawman argument.

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)

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Re: What is a strawmam?

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retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:24 am
Greetings,

If that is what is actually said, then it can be quoted.

If it is not what is said, then it risks being a misrepresentation. That misrepresentation, foisted upon another, is a strawman argument.

Metta,
Paul. :)
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