Posted: Nov 10, 2019 3:44 am
by Hermit
SafeAsMilk wrote:I bet if they thought about why they rejected the other and applied it to their own belief, they'd see why it doesn't make a difference.

You'd lose. "No true Scotsman" will be applied before you can say "informal fallacy". The other - whatever it is - will be written off as not being "True Christianity". Christians have accused each other of being heretics since well before the first Council of Nicea. Irenaeus (~ 130 - 202 AD) and Tertullian (155 - 240 AD) wrote extensively about the topic. Hundreds of thousands of people who regarded themselves as Christians have died because others who regarded themselves as the true Christians labelled them as heretics.