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In our society today, the word opinion means an individual’s voice or point of view in a certain discussion or subject. In “Odds On” by Jamie Whyte, he bashes at the whole concept of religion and considers everyone’s opinions’ dealing with religion to be unimportant and wrong. He points out that one cannot form an opinion until and unless one has enough data and evidence supporting his or her opinion. I disagree with Whytes’s statements because I believe that an opinion needs to be based on personal experiences and can be expressed without the necessity of factual data. Without opinions there would be no diversity and feedback from different sides of an issue. By manipulating the word opinion to suit his own needs and claims, Jamie White misguides the reader in to believing his fallacious arguments and assertions. Whyte considers any religion or doctrine that joins everlasting happiness to agreement and everlasting agony to disagreement to do equally well. He states that every religion that deals with this same concept has an equal opportunity at being the “best bet” such as Christianity and Islam. Whyte comes out and makes these assumptions not abetted with any factual data or support. He contradicts himself; Before, he says that one cannot form an opinion without the evidence and, now, we see him forming his own opinions based on shallow assumptions. He manipulates the meaning of opinion and uses
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