brock_tn (brock_tn) wrote in nonfluffypagans,
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The Witches' Equivalent To Godwin's Law

Forgive me if this has come up before, but in connection with the recent "Wiccan-Beauty-Queen-Ejected-By-Toronto-Pageant" contretemps, (see here for some recent coverage,) it occurs to me that within the modern witchcraft movement we have our own version of Godwin's Law, to wit:

"In any discussion of the interaction of modern witches with the rest of society, as the length of the discussion increases, the probability of the mention of TEH BURNING TYMZ!!! OMG!!! WTF!1!  BBQ!!!111!!! approaches unity."

Which really OUGHT to have a corollary, to wit:

"In any argument related to modern witchcraft, the first person to mention TEH BURNING TYMZ!!! OMG!!! WTF!1!  BBQ!!!111!!!  automatically loses the argument."

Please feel free to submit scathing criticism of these ideas:  I'm in the mood to be scathed.

Edited to add the phrase "as the length of the discussion increases," to the original statement of the principle.
Tags: burning times, definition, fallacies
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