Why I end conversations with people on social media

Hey Friends,

Many of you have dropped by the blog or other social media outlets to converse with me, share your thoughts, and sometimes tell me how amazingly stupid I am, and I appreciate all of your comments. I prefer some over others, but I digress.

Some of you have found that these conversations don’t last forever, and I figured it was worth explaining why.

  1. I got busy with other things. This is a real common one, because I have bills and a wife and a child. A small child doesn’t take up a huge amount of space, but they are very distracting. And since I don’t get paid for this blogging stuff, I have to occasionally do other things so they don’t shut off the WiFi.
  2. I have said all I have to say. Once we go round and round I get vertigo and I need to lay down and play Angry Birds for several hours.
  3. You have failed to uphold your side of the conversation. If you’ve been throwing logical fallacies (Which I call being “Flawgical” TM) or personal attacks at me, I lose interest really quickly. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I am asked or told something and I answer it directly, and the other person acts like I said nothing, or they pretend I said something COMPLETELY different*. Similarly, when I ask a question half a dozen times and it goes ignored. At that point I say, “If you are going to invent my side of this conversation and ignore what I actually contribute, then it’s really not worth it for me to provide my half,” and I go find something better to do. Sometimes I vacuum.

So if you asked me something, or told me something, and wondered why you never heard back, there’s why. If I’ve already told you that you’re acting like I’m not part of the conversation, then don’t be surprised when I start deleting your comments, or use that wonderful little “Mute” button over on Twitter.

You people over in category #3, I don’t get you guys. You really that bored? Is leaving sarcastic comments on my blog about things I never said really better than Mine Craft? Maybe you need to get a dog, or take up golf.

I donno. Something.

But to all of you who take the time to read and reply, thanks. I mean that.

And remember: #JesusLovesYou

*Here’s a great recent example which you will think I am making up, but I am not:

Me: Thus again I say, Natural Selection cannot create new species, and Darwin’s book is wrong before the very first page (Which interestingly he admits in the 4th chapter of his book in the 6th edition).

Them: You will also, hopefully, see how, well, dopey and childish it is to say things like “if you go to Darwin’s Origin, the third printing, and see that the second word of the second sentence of the fourth paragraph is misspelled it’s obvious that Darwin’s theory is wrong!’

Me: [face-palm]

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Evolution and the Flat Earth

Having spent some quality time looking into the moon landing conspiracies (this is what I do for fun while other people are golfing), the next obvious stop was the narrow world of the flat earth.

I imagine many people don’t realize what a big thing this is on Youtube. People make all KINDS of videos trying to sell the flat earth theory, using all kinds of fun pictures and computer graphics, and some of it is fairly convincing. By “some” of it, I mean “almost none of it”, but it’s fun anyway, like those books which dissect things from Star wars so you can see what the inside of Jabba’s sail barge looks like, or how a lightsaber works.

After watching a lot of these videos, and asking one of those video makers about his model of earth and space, I discovered an interesting correlation which you will think is sarcasm but is not: Flat Earthers are just like evolutionists, and the flat earth theory is just like the evolution myth. Continue reading

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Wind Chill- WHERE IT ALL WENT WRONG

Looking around the country, you may have noticed that a large percentage of the people who make up the United States have literally lost their minds. And the suggestion that they go out and find it is offensive. Actually, almost everything is offensive, but I digress.

We have MEN among us who INSIST that they are women, and WOMEN among us who INSIST that they are men, and we have been told to ACCEPT THIS AS TRUE. Yes, you are told that men ARE women and women ARE men if they FEEL like they are. Remember all of that time you wasted in Human Anatomy Class? I mean, you STUDIED for those tests, right? And now, all of it is considered hate speech.

How did this happen?

WIND CHILL.

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Maybe the Atheists are onto something…

I was called a name recently which I had not been called before. A twit on twitter called me an “evolution denier.” Right off the bat I want to state for the record that, whatever differences we Creationists may have with the Evolutionists, and whatever heated arguments may be had with atheists, we should all agree that “evolution denier” would be a terrible name for a band.

“Hello Hickman Nebraska! We are EVOLUTION DENIER!!!”

But the accusation made me consider something I had not thought of before. Why are we Creationists trying so hard when the Atheists have set the bar so comfortably low? Let’s just take a few pages from their playbook and put up our feet and take it easy for a change! Continue reading

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People CAN Change Their Minds! Even on FACEBOOK!

A lot of haters be hatin’, and saying things like,

“Why you gots to be sayin [poop] about other people? Why cants you just leave them alone?”

Lots of people simply like to rag on others for using social media to have discussions instead of merely posting pictures of their latest meal, or whimsical cat posters. Some people use the old social medias for the hope of convincing people to take another position on religious, political, or social issues. And in return, the haters be posting things like this:

“Your FaceBook post really convinced me that I had taken the wrong position on this social issue,”

said no one ever.

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Why can’t we all be right? (A Not-a-Mormon misses the point)

I was listening to an enraged caller trying to attack the host of a TV show for saying Mormonism is wrong. After a few minutes it was clear that she wasn’t really sure what Mormons believe, and while she claimed to be one, she wasn’t REALLY a Mormon, which she eventually admitted to.

Her only real point was, the host was saying some people were wrong, and she felt he was wrong to do so. So she called to condemn him for his wrongness.

I hope you can at least smell the irony if you can’t actually see it.

“ErmaGersh! That man said he felt that, in certain situations, violence is justified, and even necessary. I was so offended that I punched him in the throat! I mean, I HAD to!”

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How Darwin invented the Internet

Like Bill Nye, he calls himself the “science guy” and he had this to say on a recent online article.

“Funny how the religious fanatics (by which SG means people who reject evolution) seem to forget that without science they would be writing this all on paper and sending via the pony express. Three phase power, transistors, etc…all results of GREAT science.”

I see comments like this one ALL of the time. Some atheist with a cute pseudonym tries to make fun of creationists by reminding them that SCIENCE/evolution is responsible for all of the video cameras, laptop computers, blogs, and youtube accounts that the creationists are using to spread their silly religious ideas. Continue reading

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