Tuesday, December 04, 2007

People Who Cannot Play Fair

On carm a poster named Hatsoff says:
Earning a Ph.D. isn't the same even as attending graduate school. Oftentimes there are simply better things to do than spend time working towards a formal title.

However, Metacrock's credentials, while impressive if true, are unconfirmed. More importantly, his posts here are quite enough to overturn whatever confidence one may have in a master's degree.



so I wasn't in a Ph.D. program and I don't really have a masters because I argued against this all knowing genius. This is the same guy who answered my Lourdes evidence by saying "I don't believe the evidence and I refuse to investigate it further."

When the chips are down and some people can't win an argument they resort to stipulating dogmatically that the other guy can't know anything. That just says it all for how worthless atheists are. Oddly enough I find that a lot of this happens in connected with disputes about scientific facts, such as creation/evolution debates, or arguments about cosmology. Somehow showing facts isn't good enough, we have to negate the intelligence of those with whom we disagree.

Please, Christians. stop dialogging with Atheists! They have done everything they can do to shut down fair discussion. What could possibly be the point of trying to talk to people who dogmatically refuse to accept that you know anything and defacto take away your credentials because they can't win an argument fairly?

I realized that not all atheists are like this. But the organized attempt at discussing with vast numbers of atheists can't help but bring out a great many who are like this.

Saying that someone doesn't have a degree is argument ad homonym anyway.We need to make sure that we are being fair and that we extend to those with whom we have discussions the most gracious outlook possible. We need to think of this as dialog not as self vindication.

3 comments:

Benjamin said...

Hatsoff here. You misquoted me *again*. Seriously, what is your problem? Just copy and paste. It's not difficult.

J.L. Hinman said...

I cut and pasted it. so it has to be exact.

Benjamin said...

I wrote:

Well, I for one do not believe it happened, nor am I particularly interested in investigating further.

You wrote, misquoting:

This is the same guy who answered my Lourdes evidence by saying "I don't believe the evidence and I refuse to investigate it further."

Why is it that you somehow think different words are the same?