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Is "Emotional pleas" really a good title for this article? First of all, if we're going to use this phrasing, it should really be singular: "Emotional plea". More importantly, though, doesn't this title just mean the same thing as "Plea based on emotion", or equivalently, "[[Appeal to emotion]]"? Since this is not referring to the same thing, as pointed out in the article, the title should probably be rephrased. Maybe something like "[[Religion gives people comfort]]" or "[[My belief makes me feel good]]", or something... - [[User:Dcljr|dcljr]] 16:03, 13 December 2009 (CST)
 
Is "Emotional pleas" really a good title for this article? First of all, if we're going to use this phrasing, it should really be singular: "Emotional plea". More importantly, though, doesn't this title just mean the same thing as "Plea based on emotion", or equivalently, "[[Appeal to emotion]]"? Since this is not referring to the same thing, as pointed out in the article, the title should probably be rephrased. Maybe something like "[[Religion gives people comfort]]" or "[[My belief makes me feel good]]", or something... - [[User:Dcljr|dcljr]] 16:03, 13 December 2009 (CST)
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:Yeah, Appeal to emotion is the name of the formal logical fallacy. I figured that an Emotional Plea would be the direct practical application of that fallacy. You could be right though, something like, [[God makes me feel good]] would probably be a more accurate description of the arguments content. I'll leave it up to your discretion though. --[[User:Murphy|Murphy]] 17:36, 13 December 2009 (CST)

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Is "Emotional pleas" really a good title for this article? First of all, if we're going to use this phrasing, it should really be singular: "Emotional plea". More importantly, though, doesn't this title just mean the same thing as "Plea based on emotion", or equivalently, "Appeal to emotion"? Since this is not referring to the same thing, as pointed out in the article, the title should probably be rephrased. Maybe something like "Religion gives people comfort" or "My belief makes me feel good", or something... - dcljr 16:03, 13 December 2009 (CST)

Yeah, Appeal to emotion is the name of the formal logical fallacy. I figured that an Emotional Plea would be the direct practical application of that fallacy. You could be right though, something like, God makes me feel good would probably be a more accurate description of the arguments content. I'll leave it up to your discretion though. --Murphy 17:36, 13 December 2009 (CST)
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