Abraham Lincoln was trying to make a point, but the person he was talking with was stubborn and unconvinced. So Lincoln tried another angle. He said to the fellow, “Well, lets’ see now. How many legs does a cow have?” The disgusted reply came back, “Four, of course.” Lincoln agreed, “That’s right. Now, suppose you call the cow’s tail a leg; how many legs would the cow have?” The indignant man retorted confidently, “Why, five, of course.” Lincoln came back, “Now that’s where you’re wrong. Calling a cow’s tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg!”
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”—John 8:32.