I almost did not write this article, as there are several good ones explaining the "straw man" fallacy already. But I committed to writing this series, and I can add my own thoughts as well.
- Are you ashamed of your own body Trish? Sounds like you got problems with your own self-image. A lot of women are not. And your facebook evangelism, can be best summed up as "Trolling". This was followed by the Facebook Terms of Service, taken horribly out of context.
- Why not purchase special apparel designed especially for those women whose religious views encourages them to cover their bodies in the name of modesty. I think they're called "Burqas" and they're available in any color you like so long as it's black. Note the absurd extreme used in the mockery.
- Next you will be saying we all need to wear baggy sweats and over-sized t-shirts so no man can see our shape at all (or a burqa, as someone else suggested). Maybe we shouldn't wear makeup; that could make us look too sexy. Again, you can see the extreme that was not taken in the original article.
- Creationist homeschoolers, you can only shield your kids from reality for so long. That is a horrible misrepresentation of the position of the homeschoolers. First, it implies dishonesty on the part of the homeschoolers because they are lying to their children about "reality". Second, it implies that "reality" is on the side of the accuser, not the homeschooler. Third, this troll simply horned in on a discussion. So, who asked you?
- I think you should stop trying to learn science from fundie propaganda sites. Assuming that I do not know about science because I oppose evolutionism. Also note the pejorative words.
- No atheist believes everything came from nothing. You should read about the big bang before you assume what we believe. Interesting. This one does not seem to know some of the details in the position he holds. Plus, he assumed that I did not know anything about atheist beliefs. (Hey, isn't "atheist beliefs" an oxymoron?) He was not interested in the support of my claim that atheists believe everything came from nothing.
I will close by sending you to this excellent (read: better than mine) article at Apologia (this is not a blanket endorsement of the entire site). Hopefully, I gave you something useful. Read the other one now that you're done here, and you'll be much less likely to be fooled, you savvy?