To Beg the Question (Correct Usage)
Why does no one use this correctly anymore?
In the past month, I have heard news anchors, tv show hosts, a doctor, a DA and several other people use this phrase incorrectly.
To beg the question is not an invitation to ask a question. It is offering up an unproven statement as evidence for your claim.
E.g "I know god exists because the bible says so and the bible was written by god". This statement begs the question.
Please tell your friends to stop misusing it.