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Message 6 of 1725 (500175)
02-23-2009 7:25 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by riVeRraT
02-23-2009 6:33 PM


It only reinforces my belief in God when I see humans do stupid shit like this.
Ah, yes, human "stupidity" as defined by riverrat is cause for reinforcing belief in the existence of the Christian God.
You know, calling this thread "stupid shit" totally reinforces my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His Holy Noodliness warned us that there would be "mockers and scoffers" like you.
...hey, subjective reasoning is fun! I can say anything I want and "prove it" when people make fun of my retarded conclusions! No wonder you Christians love it so much!
Reminds me why I haven't come in here for so long.
Don't let the door hit ya!

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Message 14 of 1725 (500279)
02-24-2009 11:51 AM
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02-24-2009 7:33 AM


quote:
rahvin writes:
Ah, yes, human "stupidity" as defined by riverrat is cause for reinforcing belief in the existence of the Christian God.
You know, calling this thread "stupid shit" totally reinforces my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His Holy Noodliness warned us that there would be "mockers and scoffers" like you.
...hey, subjective reasoning is fun! I can say anything I want and "prove it" when people make fun of my retarded conclusions! No wonder you Christians love it so much!
Ok Rahvin, I will spell it out for you. All you people who tout yourself's as "knowing better", "the logical", "atheist" keep doing the same repetitive shit over and over, and are constantly hypocritical.
People with "knowledge" over the others who believe in "Santa Claus" who spend their days making fun of those believers, instead of applying their "atheist" given knowledge only reinforce the notion that the more you learn, the less you know.
This is pitiful, rat. That's your argument? That if I mock someone, it means I'm an idiot?
If you had any notion of sharing the knowledge with others, and help to correct misconceptions about believing in God, or anything for that matter, then making fun of people by creating a "spectator thread" is surely going to accomplish nothing at all, aka "Stupid".
1) Not everything needs to "accomplish" something.
2) People like String/tesla/etc are beyond the sort of "help" I could give. It's more "productive" to mock them. Best case scenario, lurkers see how utterly ridiculous their claims are. Worst case, I get a good laugh.
3) I haven't actually mocked string so far. A brief look at his posts suggests that its all just discussion of some "hidden meaning" that was revealed to him in a "vision" of sorts, but he's in the "faith and belief" forum where personal subjective experiences can be regarded as "evidence." I certainly think he's barking up the wrong tree, but I don't see the point in engaging him in debate or even wasting enough time to make fun of him effectively.
Stupid is, as stupid does.
And riverrat is the sole arbiter on what is or is not "stupid," of course. I see.
quote:
You know, calling this thread "stupid shit" totally reinforces my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His Holy Noodliness warned us that there would be "mockers and scoffers" like you.
When you come to know the truth, you will stop posting comments like this one. In all your "knowingness," you are blind. Say something original for once.
Says the pot to the kettle. Do you have anything better than the tired old Christian "you'll be sorry when you see the Truth" bullshit? Do you have any idea how many times I've heard that? Do you realize how utterly absurd it is to claim eventual victory in such a way withotu actually having shown that you have any connection to "truth?" Somehow I doubt it.
It's rather amusing to me how frequently the FSM/IPU goes compeltely over the head of Christians. So let me spell it out for you:
You said:
It only reinforces my belief in God when I see humans do stupid shit like this.
I mocked the statement with:
quote:
You know, calling this thread "stupid shit" totally reinforces my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His Holy Noodliness warned us that there would be "mockers and scoffers" like you.
I mocked you - as in, I copied your statement to illustrate its absurdity. This apparently was beyond your comprehension.
People doing "stupid shit like this" (and note that "stupid" is a subjective judgement on your part - "stupid" to you could be "highly amusing" to others, as it's a matter of opinion) has no bearing whatsoever on the existence or nonexistence of any deity, whether that be the Flying Spaghetti Monster or your YHWH. There is no rational reason for your belief to be reinforced. Stating that your faith has been strengthened by something so entirely unrelated to actually lending support for your beliefs is personally amusing to me. It's like saying that your irrationality somehow lends support for my belief in Last Thursdayism. Your conclusion does not follow. I find that funny.
Please, feel free to continue posting, rat. You're providing far more entertainment than string at this point.

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Message 60 of 1725 (505102)
04-07-2009 12:53 PM
Reply to: Message 59 by Percy
04-07-2009 8:10 AM


He's ignored my responses (and those of others) in the "Prisoners of sin" thread as well.
Cedre's not interested in debate. He's i\preaching.[/i] he views himself as a shepherd reaching out to a flock that's mostly gone astray. There's no real conversation with him, he just repeats his same position over and over while ignoring those points he finds inconvenient. He ignores challenges to the Bible's authority of God's existence, and returns to quoting scripture.
It's rather like trying to argue with an actual Bible. It never addresses your points, and just says the same thing no matter how many times you read it, inconsistencies, self-contradictions and all.

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Message 97 of 1725 (515621)
07-19-2009 11:04 PM
Reply to: Message 96 by CosmicChimp
07-19-2009 9:23 PM


Re: Straggler vs RAZD
It's a perpetual stalemate. The debate has gone on for so long (and at this point it's gotten so downright nasty) that it's difficult to point to what some positions actually state at this point.
All I know is that I agreed with Straggler at the beginning, and none of the posts I've seen from RAZD have been at all convincing that Straggler's position is fallacious.

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Message 100 of 1725 (515819)
07-21-2009 2:22 PM
Reply to: Message 99 by onifre
07-21-2009 1:17 PM


Re: Straggler vs RAZD
I'd forgotten about Percy's prediction. Shit, he nailed it on the head. I guess the EvC guru has lots of experience in these debates to know what direction they'll take.
Perhaps the prediction came to him as a non-empirical "experience" while he was awake and conscious. This shows that non-empirical "experiences" of an undefined nature can have predictive qualities, and can be used to draw conclusions about objective reality! They don't count as a sixth sense, though. Definitely not that.
Or, maybe Percy just made an incredibly accurate assessment of where the debate would wind up.
Who can say? In the absence of evidence, I suppose I'm forced to be agnostic on the matter

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Message 105 of 1725 (516006)
07-22-2009 3:25 PM
Reply to: Message 104 by onifre
07-22-2009 2:04 PM


Re: Straggler vs RAZD
Philosophically speaking, there is no reality experienced external to ones own mind, therefore "empirical" seems illogical as a pre-qualifier for evidence.
However, scientifically speaking, we have established a set of ground rules for what we call empirical evidence that has a set of pre-existing conditions for it.
And because of these 2 positions, the argument, especially in a forum, is almost impossible to bring to a point of concession.
The other problem being RAZD's ambiguity. As Straggler has pointed out, RAZD has never told us what "non-empirical evidence" is. He's only said what it isn't (dreams don't count, for instance, and he agreed that a conscious and aware but totally insensate individual would be able to gain no actual information about the world).
I've seen Straggler's conception of what RAZD has been saying as justified, but the ambiguity of RAZD's position (by not specifically and directly stating what he is talking about, rather than pointing out what he is not) means that misunderstandings are virtually inevitable.
It also doesn't help that half of their posts could each fill a small novel.
I'd love to see the debate continue, with emotions running less high. Neither Straggler or RAZD strike me as immobile zealots for their respective causes - both are among the best posters we have on this board. I don't see a stubborn refusal to concede after being refuted. I don't see dishonesty. I see aggravation, frustration, and some partially-defined concepts that are causing miscommunication.

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Message 110 of 1725 (516026)
07-22-2009 6:00 PM
Reply to: Message 109 by Richard Townsend
07-22-2009 5:45 PM


Re: Straggler vs RAZD
I love RAZDs use of 'curiously...,','fascinatingly....' as a way of deflating creationist posts - though I'd hate to be on the end of it, and sometimes I think RAZD overuses the technique.
I agree completely.
And opposing RAZD in a debate is challenging, to say the least. And not in the head-meets-brick-wall manner that Creationists can be challenging.

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Message 123 of 1725 (517092)
07-29-2009 12:49 PM


RevCrossHugger
This guy is rich:
I am upset and frankly somewhat fearful of what these guys will say next...
Insults only expose you for what you are. Google inferiority complex and borderline personality disorder. You are dangerous my friend get some help post haste. If you are on meds start taking them again, everyone will be safer. You scare me and I feel threatened by your remarks...
...your unethical stalking behavior.
THE INTERNET WORDS! THEY FRIGHTEN AND HURT ME!
Seriously. Threatening lawsuits? Accusations of mental disorders for calling him an idiot? Equating simple internet searches to identity theft and stalking?
Clearly a troll. I'd suggest banning if he weren't so amusing.

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Message 125 of 1725 (517099)
07-29-2009 1:05 PM
Reply to: Message 124 by Granny Magda
07-29-2009 1:02 PM


Re: RevCrossHugger
I made a nice and topic-related post about two pages back. Didn't reply to that one either. Whole thing was driven off-course when he started appealing to the authority of his allegedly-fictitious Theology degree, as if that would even help his argument.
He doesn't want to debate. He wants to bait, and stir up shit. Personally, I think it's rather amusing, though I regret now spending the time on a well-reasoned post and wasting it on a troll like him.

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Message 127 of 1725 (517119)
07-29-2009 4:09 PM
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07-29-2009 3:50 PM


Re: RevCrossHugger
Is it me or is this website just a magnet for the bottom feeders of religious fundamentalism/extremism and pseudoscience?
Are you kidding? The ones we get here are relatively tame, and the few genuine crazies we get don't stick around long.
Now onto my next challenge, 'Smooth Operator' and his geocentrical banter!
Have fun with that one. He seems to be coherent enough to read and write English clearly, so while his lunacy is worse than tesla's, at least his posting is easier to understand.
The only reason i;m not playing with the chewtoy is the temptation to bait his racist, white-supremacist garbage just to try to get him banned. Better to sit back and laugh at the idiot than sink to a level still significantly above his and get myself a suspension. My ex-stepdaughter is half black, and my current girlfriend is 25% Japanese/25% Native American. Most of my friends have been nonwhite. Stormfront assholes really bother me - they're the internet version of the KKK and the Nazis all rolled into one giant shitball.

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Message 130 of 1725 (517166)
07-30-2009 2:50 AM
Reply to: Message 129 by Blue Jay
07-29-2009 11:55 PM


Re: RevCrossHugger
RCH claimed to hold a degree; Dr. A alleged that the specified university offers no such degree. Therefore the degree to whose authority RHC appealed is allegedly fictitious.

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Message 132 of 1725 (517410)
07-31-2009 2:39 PM


RevCrossHugger
SUBBIE WRITES (AND VIOLATES THE SPIRIT OF THIS DISCUSSION, AND THE GUIDELINES IE NEEDLING)
I hereby nominate RCH for the "Most Whiny Debater" and "Thinnest Skin Ever" awards. His exemplary performance in the field of taking legitimate criticism as personal assaults demonstrates the absolute best in persecution-complex-debating style.
Edited by Rahvin, : No reason given.

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Message 152 of 1725 (518834)
08-08-2009 5:30 PM


SO in the Relativity is Wrong thread
As Admin begins to crack down on the poor posting practices of our resident racist and geocentrist, the hilarity continues.
Apparently SO thinks that beign asked to produce the calculations that support his argument means he has to redo all of the work his source originally performed...as opposed to simply copy/pasting the numbers his source presumably provides and explaining how they support his position.
Or, you know...just conceding that he has nothing at all to base his wacky beliefs on.
This, of course, has inspired a temper tantrum from SO, such that he has instructed Admin to ban him.
quote:
Thou shalt not tempt Percy thy Admin.
I anticipate his request to be granted very shortly. I'm not sure if I'm more happy to see the little racist disappear, or sad at the loss of the constant stream of humor as the forum's favorite target practice is taken away.

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Message 180 of 1725 (525605)
09-23-2009 10:52 PM
Reply to: Message 177 by Minnemooseus
09-22-2009 10:37 PM


Re: Objective evidence for atheism
Point taken. But I think the quoted statement does come up short of saying "there is objective evidence that God/gods do not exist", which is what I was looking for.
The place to debate this further is back in the source topic. I will review that topic further and decide if I wish to pursue the point further. Others way like to do likewise.
Moose
Doesn't have to be. All it has to be is a plausible explanation for the observed phenomenon. Parsimony takes care of the rest.
Just like with the origin of life. If abiogenesis is proven to be a plausible mechanism for the rise of life from non-life, parsimony dictates that we should prefer that explanation rather than extra-Universal aliens, god(s), or the Matrix.

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Message 220 of 1725 (539091)
12-13-2009 2:52 AM
Reply to: Message 218 by Bolder-dash
12-13-2009 1:30 AM


Re: Shedding light on non-existant light:
Actually, Percy is a Deist - he does believe in God.
That simply doesn't stop him from recognizing logically fallacious arguments.

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