Posted: Apr 01, 2016 2:02 pm
by Cito di Pense
blue triangle wrote:Thanks for the laugh! Now, take your paranoia and your distrust and whatever else you keep beside the lint in your pocket and go away.

BT, I think you'd have had a slightly more impressive start if you'd started out here as an atheist, and simply asked leading questions about Jenkins' numerology, instead of starting the other thread before this one.

No, I guess that wouldn't have worked, either. You have a tough row to hoe. I believe you called yourself an atheist, at one time, during the life-is-short-then-you-die period. What I don't know is how principled was your atheism. Was it conditioned on the low standards of evidence applied by theists who claim evidence for God? What made you adopt those sleazy standards all of a sudden?

Telling people to go away and quit bothering you is not a robust response. It suggests you're nearing the end of your rope. To express distrust of your anecdotes is mainly to declare the irrelevance of your claim to have been an atheist in the past. That trick has been tried so many times, in such a wide variety of lame apologetics, that the only thing to do with it is doubt its sincerity.