|When an observer presupposes the objectivity of his own perspective when analyzing a behavioral event.||My buddies probably wish they were not married just as I do.|
|This fallacy is usually committed evermore infrequently as people age and explore the opinions and experiences of others outside their own community. This fallacy is similar to the “historian’s fallacy”.|
Case Study One
Many theists who feel protected from their own impulses within the stricture of their religion’s moral code accuse those who live without a moral code of having nothing that would prevent them from rape or murder. They subjectively assume that others share the same impulses they possess.
Case Study Two
Many life-long atheists presume that theists are intentinally lying when those theists claim to have experienced a god communicating with them.
Keep in mind that a fallacious argument does not entail an erroneous position.