Or what I call "punting to mystery"--they ignore the fact that those very mysteries are what people often take issue with in the first place.KTR wrote: Very often I find that the theistic arguments are far more rife with a hierarchy of problems than is anything I could ever argue. Invariably, theistic arguments conclude with the theist saying, "Okay, from this point on, everything I say is a requirement is not a requirement because it's about god."
The unique thing about the atheistic perspective is that we don't have any competitive ideology to promote. Theists will often insist the non-theistic worldview is also a promoting of "x" worldview, but I think consistently people who argue from a materialist mindset are primarily just deconstructing theistic assertions and arguments, or discussing scientific paradigms -- which are not ideologies (the Theory of Evolution is not an ideology, it's a scientific Theory.)
Kiwi wrote:I'm bumping into this "bible said it, that settles it" thing a lot lately. I find it interesting that some Christians will apply critical thinking and research to all manner of things that they are passionate about - should I buy a Honda or a Toyota, should I eat butter or margarine, should I immunise my kids, should I invest in forestry or managed funds - but when it comes to thinking about the bible the shutters come down. "You just gotta accept it."
tirtlegrrl wrote:BAHAHAHAHA! I checked out the autocorrect site and haven't laughed so hard in weeks. Thank God my phone doesn't have that feature.
darkumbra wrote:tirtlegrrl wrote:BAHAHAHAHA! I checked out the autocorrect site and haven't laughed so hard in weeks. Thank God my phone doesn't have that feature.
A personal example.
Writing a note to a client to inform them that a parcel would arrive Monday via feces.
I'd typed 'Fedex'
So glad i had checked before hitting send.
exrev wrote: I have had the most difficult time with these "presuppositionalists" they have a term from them. I simply could not understand the mindset...don't they realize it's the same mindset that every cult uses? I just don't get them and they driv'n me batty
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