PRESUPPOSITIONALISM-- I was talking with a friend (Matt Gaetano) over lunch today and he was relating how he got into an arguement with some Calvinists over limited atonement and they used their theology as evidence for their case. Gaetano doesn't accept their theology so an appeal to it was pointless and a little silly.
I found this interesting in its relation to Presuppositionalism.
In discussions with those in agreement with the basic truths of a woldview or an ideaology those views can be appealed to. In a discussion with those who hold some other basic truths you must either appeal to truths you both agree upon or assume to agree or decide you have no grounds for debate.