NH Baritone wrote:My point is that almost EVERY religious apologist employs tactics common to "jerks," i.e., blatant disregard for human relationships. Darrel Ray has pointed out how "The God Virus" transforms a person's vocabulary, emotional state, posture, etc., when participating in their religion and when responding to challenges to their beliefs. That transformation often takes little account of the connections between speaker and listener. It is the truly rare person who, when confronted with an argument against their religious faith, will respond, "maybe." (And I think that Scott, at times, can be one of those rare people.)
So, am I understanding you correctly? Are you saying that religious apologists respond to challenges irrationally? And this is directly correlated to their religious beliefs and not just their particular personality? Interesting concept if I understand you correctly. And what if the conversation isn't even religious in nature? Does it affect that as well?