October 27, 2012

Five "Arguments" of Atheists (Plus Three)

There are many good articles refuting the simplistic arguments of atheists and evolutionists, but I was somewhat startled to read Bryan's list of five "arguments" of modern atheists. The reason I was startled is that it is common to encounter these substitutes for thinking in a single day, sometimes in less time, and I liked his summary.

Before I give you the link, I would like to add some observations of lameness that the more feculent atheists have to offer. These happen because atheopaths think they're clever, but actually cannot offer reasonable discussions or rational thinking.

Blatant insults. While some insults are actually well-crafted, in the end, they are not worth the expenditure of time and energy.

Making stuff up, and other lies. I have had some interesting (and libelous) things said to and about me that little or no basis in truth. In addition, things are said about God, the Bible, Jesus, creation science, Intelligent Design, Calvinists, Arminians, Christianity, "religion", my private parts or whatever else simply for the purposes of ridicule and the entertainment of the simple minded.

Concentration and repetition of the above. That is, the fallacy of repeated  assertion as used in Nazi propaganda; say something enough times and hope that people believe it.

Of course, I am not moved by the petty and simple-minded people. (Like the above graphic shows, they do not qualify.) Well, actually, I am moved in a way — I move on and do something else. People who will make up lies for the purpose of ridicule are beneath contempt. What is amazing is how they get approval of others who are as vacuous as they are (Romans 1.22, 32).

And now, I'll turn you over to Bryan's article, "The Top Five 'Arguments' of Modern Atheists".

October 24, 2012

Atheists, Leftists and Bullies

Bullying’s not about anger, it’s not about misunderstandings, it is about contempt. Bullies express contempt for other people. It is the language of supremacy — bullies are supremacists. And they are stripping people of human dignity every day.
— Transcribed from a Paul Coughlin presentation

Tweaked for wording 10-25-2012.

Having a multi-purpose Weblog has some advantages. Sometimes I get bored and want to stop (after all, it's been going for five years and almost five months with over a thousand posts and articles just on this one). Other times, I get fired up and need to share one of my brilliant insights that the world cannot live without. Plus it's a good platform for sharing audio clips and things. None today, however, I've caught up.

Other times, it's like a journal.

Some things came together for me today when I was listening to a podcast where I work. (Yes, Norman, I learned about your bitter, libelous remarks. Some of us are intelligent enough to listen to things while working, get over it. Note to readers: "Norman" is the name I gave to a Paranoid Troll. His mature, intellectual response to being named "Norman"? To call me "Norman" right back, neener neener.)

Now, where was I before I started thinking about chromosomally-enhanced trolls? Oh, yes.

While listening to an MP3, the lecturer took an "aside" to discuss bullies. Suddenly, several things came into focus for me, things I had been thinking about recently, and observing for a couple of years.

As I have mentioned before, I detest bullies. I was on the receiving end for several years in school. In addition, God takes a dim view of it and wants his people to help defend the defenseless. So, I'm motivated by personal experience and by Scripture to step in on occasion and speak up on their behalf. Sometimes I help, other times I play the fool. It happens.

In my readings, listenings (is that a real word?) and experience, I agree with others that evolutionists and misotheists are exceptionally intolerant of Christians and creationists. Some claim to want to have "an honest discussion", but that is usually the opposite of the truth. Not only do they want to negate what we have to say, characters like this want to silence us. They are immature, often insane, sometimes demonically-influenced. They are bullies. Paul Coughlin (quoted above), is right: It's about contempt for others. They have no respect for people with contrary views. Many atheists and evolutionists are intolerant, badgering bigots wanting supremacy over Christians and Darwin doubters.

Some people proudly call themselves "scoffers". Well, so am I! So are most Christians. We check things out instead of having blind faith. But some (like Norman the Paranoid Troll) make "scoffer" into a caricature of itself by rejecting any evidence offered regarding the existence of God, the resurrection of Jesus and the reliability of the Bible.

Bad news, Bubbles. People like you have tried to make us go away for a long, long time. You're going to lose. We have the Creator of the universe on our side (Romans 8.31, 1 John 4.4, 1 John 5.4, Rev. 21.8, 1 Cor. 15.57,  Matt. 24.30, Gal. 2.20, 2 Peter 3.3-7).

Have you noticed that atheists are usually on the political left? It's no surprise to see vituperative atheists taking up causes that Bible-believing Christians oppose, such as abortion, homosexual "rights" and others.

There are leftist bullies who are not necessarily atheists, they just act like it. And it's not only lying politicians and sycophant media people who attack verbally and in print, either. F'rinstance, Romney signs are removed, and you'd better not try to stop the Obama zombies. I've talked to people who will not put Romney bumper stickers on their cars for fear of vandalism or attacks. As I recall from the previous election, John Kerry supporters would follow people with George W. Bush bumper stickers into parking lots and berate them. Signs were stolen, threats were made, vandalism was done. It seems worse now, though. There are more death threats against the Republican candidate.

All because of intolerance and contempt for people with differing views. (And don't forget petty.) There's something wrong with people who cannot accept the fact that some of us see things differently, have a right to express our views (so far) and we do not need to have them shoving their religion of atheism or religion of leftism (or both!) down our throats. 

October 23, 2012

Atheism and the "Gotcha!" Game

There are several ways that I've seen Dawkinsites, Darwin's Junior Stormtroopers, stalkers, Intolerant Tolerants and other vituperative members of the Thought Police play the "Gotcha!" game. Like many of their activities, this is rooted in pride and ego.

First, they go to the laughable pooling of ignorance sites of atheism (such as the inane [ir]RationalWiki) and evolutionism (such as the absurd talk.origins) to find horrible "proofs" for their worldviews, and try to catch Christians and creationists with such nonsense. (It is very tedious to try to have anything resembling a discussion when someone posts nonsense from one of those sites as if it was a complete refutation of someone's position, but they do not engage in actual discourse.) It's amazing how people with little to no knowledge of theology, psychology, history, philosophy, ancient literature, culture, social customs, language, science and other things seem to think that they are going to be the ones to destroy God and Christianity. Sorry, Skippy, it's been tried by grown-ups much more intelligent than you for centuries, and we're still standing strong.

A variation is when they will ask a question that a Christian or a creationist cannot answer, and then use logical fallacies to "prove" that there is no God. I remember hearing a caller on Matt Slick's radio show (CARM.org) drop something on Matt at the very end of the show when the closing music was playing. Matt had not heard of the subject (nor had I, but big deal) and asked the caller to e-mail him information so he could research it. The atheist cackled with glee, and then bragged on his Weblog that he has stumped Matt. In all cases, Christians and creationists cannot know everything about everything. What a ridiculous standard to impose. It is hypocritical as well, since they would not make such unreasonable demands of other atheists, often bleating, "It's OK to admit that you don't know something". True — but be consistent.

Second, they play "Gotcha!" with personal attacks. This is even more outlandish than the first, and often occurs when the attacker has been shown that atheism is fundamentally flawed, or how sciences does not support evolution. The game is simple: Complain about character. It does not require accurate knowledge about Biblical teachings. If a Christian corrects the atheist, the player will just accuse him of being a hypocrite and making baby Jesus cry. The "logic" seems to run like this: "You are not a good enough Christian to please me. Christianity is false. There is no God!"

Of course, they exhibit appalling lack of knowledge of what the Bible really teaches, and requires occasional quote mining of Bible verses. When bitter, illogical apostates try these things, it's a toss-up whether they're being pitiful or being amusing . Some even claim to have been evangelical Christians at one time. Well... Raising your hand during an emotional moment to "accept Jesus" does not count, sorry to say. Nor does just attending a church or being a member of some religious organization.

The "Gotcha!" game is often played when atheopaths are bested in logic and are shown how atheism (and its ugly cousin, Deism) are incoherent, irrational worldviews. Since their worldviews do not have the necessary preconditions of human experience and are inconsistent, they borrow from the biblical creationist worldview. They hate this fact.

October 21, 2012

More On Atheistic Reasoning

While going through some forums and Weblogs, I found some old hate mail, comments and so on. The terrible reasoning skills of atheists and evolutionists is astonishing. Most of the modern Internet atheists on pa-TROLL are consumed with hate for God and his people, and seek to destroy the faith of others. (Do they give Mohammedans even one tenth of the vitriol that they spew on Christians? Of course not! That should give a reasonable person something to think about.) A large number are bitter apostates who are so stupidified by their hatred that they cannot put two coherent thoughts together. Also, there is an unbelievable amount of (unwarranted) pride in them.

I have noticed some consistent patterns:
  • Blaming. Their problems are the fault of others.
  • Playing the victim card. Not only will they blame other for their problems, but they tend to have an "Oh, poor me!" attitude — especially when someone stands up to their attacks, then they turn from aggressor into a child.
  • Personal attacks. Weak-minded and unstable people are more interested in attacking a person because they cannot defeat them with reason. So what if I'm a bad man? I'm still right and you're still wrong, Buttercup. (Norman the Paranoid Troll lashes out with libelous diatribes but does not back up his childish rants with documentation.) In one Weblog, I was being attacked for making a comment — but it was not me that made the comment! The guy was so obsessed with hate, he was having a tantrum. I don't think he apologized to the person he maligned, either. Whatever, man. No point in defending myself against irrational people.
  • Exceptional narcissism.  "It's all about me!" I would write about a stalker or hater, and someone (like Norman) would think I was writing about him. What is really interesting is when I make up a hypothetical situation, or simply make a joke, and someone who had nothing to do with the thing gets his panties in a bunch.
  • Self-Identifying. This is a kind of sub-point to the one above. It has happened many times: I write or talk about a hater, stalker, situation or whatever, and someone comes along and says, "He's talking about me! That's libel!" They're so angry and hateful that they are saying, "Yes! I am the idiot that did the amazingly stupid thing he's talking about!" If they had stifled themselves, they would not have to worry about people knowing that they are the subjects under discussion. I've got some bad news for you, Sunshine: You're not my only hater, stalker, troll or whatever.
  • Liars hiding in lairs. This is so cute, it's precious. They have forums, boards, special Weblogs and whatever else you want to call their places to congregate. It's like a religious gathering. In their assemblies, they combine all kinds of nonsense: Character assassination (since they cannot overcome the opposition's ideas with reason), libel, blaming, protecting their atheistic and evolutionary religious "principles" as well as their heroes, organizing trolling raids, getting other weak-minded people to side with them, ridiculing the straw men, assigning motives to people (appeal to motive fallacy), justifying their behavior — basically just whining — whew! And that's just before lunch. 
Many are just plain stupid. That's right, I said it! Are people like this employable? They spend a great deal of time doing nonsense, so probably not. This kind of evil never sleeps. One thing I am certain about for types like this: They keep building up their bloated egos with fellow reprobates, but they will never gain the respect of intelligent people.  


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