"filipinos eat cats and dogs; therefore they should be allowed to get divorced."

Philippines
February 3, 2009 11:10am CST
i posted an earlier question asking if filipinos should get divorced (see the discussion: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1895237.aspx. ). i was taken aback when another member replied, saying, "in a country where people eat cats and dogs, they should be allowed to change their mates." any reactions?:D
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@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Well maybe he/she was confused by the idiomatic expression of "fighting like cats and dogs" which means they can get along together so he/she thought that if two people cannot get along together and fight like cats and dog do, that they should be allowed to divorce. he he. that's the only way i can logically explain the statement made otherwise it would be illogical.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 09
actually, he was said, "in a country where people EAT cats and dogs, people should then be allowed to change their mates." i believe he is referring to the fact that dogs are being killed and eaten in the philippines. cats, i'm not so sure. and i believe his statement means that changing mates shouldn't be a moral issue for people who eat their pets.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Cats? I smell siopao. XD
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@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
Thatso? I don't think people who eat dogs and cats eat the dogs and cats which happen to be their pets. they usually choose stray cats or dogs or from peddlers. so it's not the same thing as eating their own pets. But maybe you're right that that's the perspective from which the guy viewed it.
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Hello Doc, Any reaction? Yes, how 'bout incredulity? Wow! Talk about an apples & oranges argument. Instead of linear logic, I'd have to call that looney logic. OK, that was kind of a cheesey alliteration -- I'll rein my bad jokes in now. I'm actually at a loss to understand how anyone could make such a foolish statement, let alone believe it. Wow, simply unbelievable!
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• Philippines
4 Feb 09
hehe. yes, indeed. unbelievable. it's like saying: if catholics hate muslims, then they should legalize divorce. because one, the supposition is faulty, and two, the conclusion is in no way connected to the supposition. the statement has a shock factor, i give it that. :)
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
4 Feb 09
There see ... I knew there had to be a silver lining to this madness, and you've found it. (chuckle, chuckle)