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Do you ever wonder about the chronological and mental age of some members?

Do you ever feel as though you are "teaching elementary school" or answering very elementary "arguments" in some of the threads?

Do you ever wish there were more than a few challenging theistic debaters?

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Do you ever wonder about the chronological and mental age of some members?

Do you ever feel as though you are "teaching elementary school" or answering very elementary "arguments" in some of the threads?

Do you ever wish there were more than a few challenging theistic debaters?


Yes to all? I wish there were any challenging theistic debaters on the planet, there just aren't any. What we're left with are fanatics who insist on believing in a thing because it is emotionally comforting to believe in that thing, you never find theists who came to their beliefs via rational, intellectual, evidence-based reasons. That would impress me. What we see now doesn't.

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Post BBCode URL - Right click and save to clipboard to use later in post Post 3: Mon May 19, 2014 9:21 am
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Zzyzx wrote:

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Do you ever wonder about the chronological and mental age of some members?

Do you ever feel as though you are "teaching elementary school" or answering very elementary "arguments" in some of the threads?

Do you ever wish there were more than a few challenging theistic debaters?


Yes to all? I wish there were any challenging theistic debaters on the planet, there just aren't any. What we're left with are fanatics who insist on believing in a thing because it is emotionally comforting to believe in that thing, you never find theists who came to their beliefs via rational, intellectual, evidence-based reasons. That would impress me. What we see now doesn't.



I think you are painting with too broad a brush. However, that might be true of the conservative types.. but I find that is true of the conservative mindset, regardless of religion or not in general.

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Cephus wrote:

Zzyzx wrote:

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Do you ever wonder about the chronological and mental age of some members?

Do you ever feel as though you are "teaching elementary school" or answering very elementary "arguments" in some of the threads?

Do you ever wish there were more than a few challenging theistic debaters?


Yes to all? I wish there were any challenging theistic debaters on the planet, there just aren't any. What we're left with are fanatics who insist on believing in a thing because it is emotionally comforting to believe in that thing, you never find theists who came to their beliefs via rational, intellectual, evidence-based reasons. That would impress me. What we see now doesn't.



I think you are painting with too broad a brush. However, that might be true of the conservative types.. but I find that is true of the conservative mindset, regardless of religion or not in general.


I find there to be nothing worthwhile in *ANY* apologetic, all of it is based on wishful thinking and emotional desire. That's all theism is, no matter what kind of theism you're talking about. Nobody has any actual evidence, they just make claims and wave their arms around, trying to convince people that they know what they're talking about. I can't think of the last time I encountered a theist who wasn't engaged in logical fallacies and empty rhetoric.

That's not a broad brush, that's reality.

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