The day after reading about Niniane’s brush with Godwin’s Law, I had my own internal conversation cut short by it…
Godwin’s Law states that
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.Excerpt from Wikipedia on Godwin’s law
Now, when someone does make the comparison to Hitler their opponent is declared the winner and the discussion is over.
Well, sadly I invoked Godwin’s Law on myself today. I was thinking about how weird it is that I used to be so certain that I would always be a Christian. I made promises to God that I would always be His, so certain that no hardship would ever make me doubt Him.
I tried to think of other situations where kids have made promises that might have been misplaced. That’s when I thought of the Nazi’s and their brainwashing. Then I had to invoke Godwin’s Law and exit my own conversation. You know how humiliating that is?
For good measure, here’s an xkcd comic about Godwin’s Law