This was written to one, but it applies to MANY.
Dear Atheist Roach Clowns in the comment’s section…
I’m not trying to be mean here, but you seem to need an honest critique of your communication skills far more than you need a reply to any of your comments.
I’ve figured out why other bloggers get sick of conversing with you. You constantly toss in these little digs like you’re just trying to see HOW rude you can be before people get sick of you. It’s like you want to see how many times you can fart in my car before I stop and let you out.
And I’m stopping. Get out.
I hope you’re not going to whine about it as if I have something wrong with ME to not want to drive around in a cloud of stank. You can walk home. Go ahead, play the victim if you can stomach it. I intend to breathe air, and not this metaphysical toots.
I’m going to Target for a metaphysical air freshener.
Your entire game is to make blanket statements with NO defense, no evidence, and NO CASE AT ALL for the truth of what you claim, and then you reject anything I site BECAUSE IT DEFENDS MY POSITION.
That is the very definition of the “No True Scotsman Fallacy”. You’re like a lawyer trying to claim that the judge should toss out all of the evidence which doesn’t make YOUR case. THAT’S NOT HOW IT’s DONE. Evidence ought to be evaluated on its own merits, not admitted only if it makes the case you have already decided on. And you want to pretend YOU are on the side of REASON and SCIENCE and HISTORY? Far from it, you are the poster-child for all that kills actual inquiry into truth. You are what keeps evolution in textbooks and Democrats in office. Time to learn and grow, my friend.
Let me make some suggestions to help you improve:
1. Stop being rude.
This passive aggressive nonsense only makes you seem like a jerk and a coward. You’re not even criticizing me for what I have said and done- you’re mainly throwing barbs at what you EXPECT me to do because I am (you presume) an idiot/religious/irrational/etc. If you are actually incapable of understanding what I am saying here- if you are seriously tempted to ask me “When was I rude?” or “How is that passive aggressive or rude?”- then find someone who is capable of normal human communication and have them proof read for you. And maybe get evaluated for autism or something. I’m not going to try to prove to you what ought to be obvious to you already. Read your comments and think about how you would receive them from someone else.
Your personal attacks are no more persuasive than a fart in a car, and no more welcome.
2. MAKE A CASE.
If you make a statement of fact, then you already have the burden of proof. MAKE A CASE. Like, right away. Begin making the case WITH THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT. “I think THIS is true, and HERE are some reasons why…” Don’t make me ask.
You are being lazy and far from being persuasive, you are merely making yourself look like an idiot. Again, think about it from my point of view: Your first big shocking revelation to me was that the Jews stole their god from the neighbors, and you have, as of yet, provided not so much as a link to a youtube video supporting this idiot idea. Nothing more than the sound of flatulence in my automobile. I require otherwise.
Instead, you have made several subtle digs about my being too religious/irrational/stupid/stubborn to accept this claim of yours, as if you have decided I can be persuaded by bullying. Or maybe you think I will accept your assertions because of…my need to be accepted by you? In the place of facts, evidence, or reason? Yeah, I’m just going to roll the windows down…
You really ought to be ashamed of yourself, because this is all you have done, and you have left a LOT of comments. What you have NOT done is made a case. FOR ANYTHING. If you REALLY THINK that your position is rational, then support it with reasons or AT LEAST links to supporting evidence. Telling me what character flaw you think I have that keeps me from simply accepting anything you assert is not an argument. It’s the intellectual ghost of burritos gone by.
3. Remember that the validity of an argument is NOT determined by the messenger or medium.
An argument is determined by the evidence and reason. If ICR is wrong, or if Mark Armitage is wrong, or if JP Holding is wrong, or if any of the other speakers or authors I have sited and linked to are wrong, then they are wrong because they have presented false information or made arguments based on logical fallacies. However, if they have NOT presented false information or made arguments based on logical fallacies then YOU are in error to reject them merely because they have come to a conclusion you do not like. Your feelings about a matter do not determine truth, nor do they invalidate evidence and logical arguments.
Yet emotional backlash is all you have provided in response. You have not given REASON to reject them beyond the fact that they come to a conclusion you don’t like- once again itself a logical fallacy. Use your head and stop reacting like a child. The fresh sent of dirty diapy does not a persuasive argument make. Fill your diaper on your own time. In this car, we hold it like a big boy and use our words, ok? Ok.
4. Ask more questions- as opposed to making these ridiculous, unsubstantiated claims.
If you have a counter claim, have the courage to come out and make it WITH SUPPORT for your case. If you are ignorant, ask questions and don’t be rude about it. Just ask questions. Right now you’re blending all of these together and it is not flattering to you. When you are trying to argue against a position I don’t hold, all I am hearing is you saying, “I don’t know what you think, but I know you’re wrong.” Maybe you should ask me what I think before you tell me why I’m wrong.
5. Or just stop leaving comments on other people’s blogs.
Metaphorically, you can fart in your own car as much as you want and you’ll never hear me complain- because I won’t be in your car.
You can say anything you want on your own blog, and I promise I won’t correct you on your blog. I don’t read your blog, so you can stay there and not worry about any of this advice. Unless you want to be taken seriously and understood by people who DO read your blog, if any. I guess in that case this is all still great advice.
And free. I hope you appreciate how much you’re getting for so little.
If you can get some of that corrected so that you can write something worth reading and replying to, I will be happy to respond and answer any questions you may have when I have time to do so.
Don’t give up. With a little work and thought you too can write something worth reading. But you have to be willing to try.
Make me proud.