Affirming the consequent…

This logical fallacy goes something like this:

If P then Q, Q therefore P

DM:
If the Bible isn’t clear then there will be a lot of different interpretations and denominations. There are a lot of different interpretations and denominations therefore the bible isn’t clear (necessitating the need for the magistarium).

James:
The obvious problem with this fallacy is that there are certainly many other reasons why Q happens (i.e. illiteracy, pride, ulterior motives, etc) and therefore one cannot necessarily infer the antecedent (P) from the Consequent (Q)

For more information on this See (How Heresy Helps)

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