Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Answering a question with a question

Answering the question with a question is not answering the question.

10 comments:

Rhology said...

But often it can expose the low quality of the original question.

natamllc said...

Rhol,

isn't that what Jesus did?

Rhology said...

Yeah, I seem to recall Jesus answering questions with questions once or twice. It would seem we're in a good continuity, aren't we?

Steve Martin said...

Jesus' theology was perfect.

Rhology said...

And so was His methodology. Which means Edward's post is false.

Edward Reiss said...

You guys really need to get a grip on what pithy statements are meant to be. They are not meant to be universal truth, but are more like proverbs.

Man, are you guys argumentative!

Anonymous said...

isn't that what Jesus did?

Is that right? Didn't you mean to add psychologists also to that list, by any chance?


would seem we're in a good continuity, aren't we?

Apostolic continuity of faith by way of apostolic succession of bishops, you mean? (Now, why don't I buy that?)


-- Lucian

Anonymous said...

So, what do you think now, Ed? Did I manage to answer their questions by asking them other questions instead, or not? ;-) Or do you still remain as unshaken as a rock [no papal pun intended] in your previously-expressed position?
:-)

-- Lucian

Edward Reiss said...

Lucian,

I am still unshaken by your rapier like wit...

Anonymous said...

Oh... and is that so?... :-)


-- Lucian

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