Talk:Just hit your knees

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Pointing out that emotions don't literally come from the heart isn't necessary for disputing this argument. For the longest time, stating "I love you with all my heart" has just been a figure of speach. The general population understands emotions aren't generated by one's heart muscle, so stating aren't they silly for saying let God into your heart instead of your brain is just going to seem like nit picking. --Reklawrnnr

Indeed. The heart is an obvious metaphor for sincere belief.
The only problem with it is that people who invoke it often view their own sincere beliefs as a reflection of reality ("knowledge"), whilst dismissing the equally invalid sincere beliefs of others. That is what should be addressed.
Also, sign your comments. Thanks :) --Jaban 23:20, 26 July 2010 (CDT)
I've removed that section. As you say, the heart is clearly used in a metaphorical sense. Playing semantic games and misrepresenting an opponent's position in order to undermine them is a lousy debating tactic, more commonly used by the apologists we're countering. We can beat them, so let's not join them. AJCham 17:11, 7 October 2010 (CDT)
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