A couple of examples. I was thinking about this topic as I watched Ben Shaprio debate someone. He was a guy who basically held the view that, as Ben summarized, "it's wrong to kill a hamster but acceptable to kill a man in a temporary coma." The guy didn't even bat an eye to it, didn't seem as if he felt that his view was mischaracterized or anything, just "hyuk hyuk yep." Here's the video, it's short and contains no objectionable content so I don't think it goes against any rule to post it (to the best of my memory):
This other gem I stumbled upon on accident glancing through a forum:
While I don't believe Christianity and abortion can go together at all, with enough justification it's theoretically possible to shoehorn them together on some level but that's only possible without acknowledging the fact that abortion is the taking of a life. Generally pro-choice advocates need to deny that there is a life in the equation, usually referring to it as merely a parasite or some other cold and ghastly term, but how can one consolidate the support of a murder and the grievance of that same loss of life? It's trying to have your cake and eat it too, retain morality and yet attain the "benefits" of a pro-choice stance (being able to support something your friends/family are doing, push political agendas, etc).I'm a pro-choice Christian. I will support a family member's or friend's abortion without pressuring them into any choice, and once that's done I will go to church and light a candle for the little life which didn't get a chance.
I'd much sooner respect a wolf who eats sheep in the open over one in sheep's clothing, but I'd even take that over a wolf in sheep's clothing eating sheep and then mourning their demise. I know it's a popular thing in the modern world to think anything goes, that any set of inherently contradictory philosophies can be tied together, and that a denial of reality is now simply one's own truth, but I think there needs to be some kind of line there.
It's probably not possible to separate the inevitable abortion debate from this topic, but keep in mind that's not necessarily what this is about. I'm more interested in stimulating conversation around specific examples of political or philosophical views which aren't actually reasonable. Feel free to share any (an example I often hear but don't agree with as necessarily being contradictory is about people who are for the death penalty but against abortion).