Friday, March 10, 2006

I, of course, took it right apart.

Last night at my church council meeting, I heard a phrase I had never heard before. The council co-chair had put together a suggested schedule furthering our visioning work. As he handed it around he said, "This is here as a...

straw man
  1. A person who is set up as cover or a front for a questionable enterprise.
  2. An argument or opponent set up so as to be easily refuted or defeated.
  3. A bundle of straw made into the likeness of a man and often used as a scarecrow.
Dictionary definition of straw man
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