debuncking Christiantiy a site devoted to bullying Christians, to mocking and ridiculing all who do not cow tow to mob rule, an atheist named Ty starts a dialog with me. Supposedly he intends to rationally discuss my arguments.
He says this:
On your website you wrote, "I'm no longer an inerrentist." This was in an argument of how to handle God's atrocities against the innocent in the Bible.
Okay, this is a fairly liberal view by your own admission.
I respond thusly:
No it' not. Real liberals tell me I'm neo Orthodox.
he says this:
So, I want to know what standard you use to determine what is true in the Bible and what is not.
Now I wrote three long responses. Three because his overall post long, at this point it was all very civil. I said this:
same way you would determine that in any document. We have to assume that miracles are taken on faith. Is it always important to understand the miracles as literal? Use historical analysis and literary cit to understand what is mythology and what is real history. Seek the theological point because that's the real truth content that is being communicated.
have you read my peice on Doxa about
The nature of Biblical revelation?
10:15 AM, July 11, 2008
we also discussed having a debate and some other things. Then he came back with this astounding bit of brilliance:
you're an asshole.
On your fucking website you wrote, "My views on this section ar fairly liberal" in refering to your views of the canonical gospels. I was merely quoting your website and you write me back about your own words the following bullshit, "No it' not. Real liberals tell me I'm neo Orthodox."
Well, fuck you and the horse you road in on. Debate is about honest intellectual discussion, not the bullshit you're tyring to pass off as debate.
"why don't you go to college, take some literure clases and ask the teacher how to read?"
Again, you're an asshole.
what was the reason for this? Because on my site I said my view was liberal and on their blog I said real liberals think I'm neo orthodox. how in the hell does that warrant this kind of childish tantrum? Do you really think that someone who blows his cool so easily had anything to say about matters philosophical, theological, scholarly and complex? Isn't it clear what atheists are by now? They are a hate group. The exist to brow beat anyone who disagrees with them, to mock and ridicule religion and anyone who gets in the way is a fool and will be promptly disposed of through psychological methods of ridicule and brow beating.
I don't think it's possible to have rational discussions with these people. I don't the reason to even try. I beg my fellow Christians on the net. stop trying to communicate with them. have nothing to do with these God hating violent creep who cannot think or reason or have an intelligent discussion.
Or was it just that he got himself into a position to have a formal debate before his cronies could tell him I would have him for lunch, then he to blackout without saying "O I can't debate you you know too much." So he just stages a blow up. Now they are going to be saying "O that Metacrock he's so insulting. they are going to turn it to be my fault. I know they will. they will make out that I started it and they will spread the word all over the internet that I began the insults.
I said nothing insulting. to prove it I will post the three sections I wrote to him in the comment area and you tell me what is insulting?
I am sure that Hermit and anan will be sending in comments saying "O you insult people all the time." I have never done this to anyone. First of all I post on CARM where you can't call someone an asshole. I have called them ignorant and said they don't know anything. I never even did that for such a trivial reason and I never bailed out of a good dsicussion in order to fire cheap insults at people.