Monday, July 11, 2011

A variation of Godwin's Law — UPDATED

Just to remind you of what Godwin's Law states: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1 (100%)." Ladies and gentlemen, I now propose for your thoughtful consideration Layne's Exception:

In any online discussion where the topic is the Catholic Church, its leaders or beliefs, as the discussion thread grows longer, the probability of a reference to pedophile priests approaches 1 (100%).
  • Corollary 1: The reference will be not only invalid but inappropriate and abusive.
  • Corollary 2: The earlier the reference is made, the greater the probability the rest of the discussion will follow the reference down a rabbit hole.

Any comments?

Update — same day
Made a minor modification to broaden its scope.