The association fallacy makes a generalization without providing proof for an assertion. It may be true, but it may also be false.
The association fallacy assumes that a person who associates with another person or group shares the same attributes as that person or group.
There may be an element of contagion or sympathetic magic involved.
Description As a Consequence of the Association
guilt by association
honor by association
Several examples of association fallacy can be found in the New Testament.
On the other hand, if membership in a group absolutely requires some act, then it is safe to assume that the member has performed at least 1 such act.
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