--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "goodvibrations99" <spamaccountin@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Randy C" <carumba17@> wrote:
> > >> Alan:
> > >> Summary
> > >> Looks like a duck - check
> > >> Walks like a duck - check
> > >> Quacks like a duck - check
> > >> Yet, despite this, continually claims not to be a duck.
> > > Goodvibes:
> > > If anyone else understands this, please send me a
> > > translation. In English please.
> > Randy C:
> > I'm pretty sure that you get it, but:
> > YOU describe yourself as an atheist. Yet everything you say,
> > every argument you make and every topic you raise support
> > Biblical creationism.
> > Your comment about "reading the Bible properly" was the
> > clincher for me.
> So what you are saying is, everyone who reads the bible properly from beginning to end is a creationist? you are definitely off your rocker.
Define "reading the bible properly".
What does that mean? How does it differ from reading it normally?
Simply saying we aren't "reading it properly" doesn't mean anything -- it's a nonsense phrase that puts off actually discussing anything.
First you asked if someone was familiar with a single story (Noah) from the Bible. Then you asked if they could summarize that story for you (ostensibly to show that they "understood" it). Then you asked if that person had ever read the bible. Then you insisted that they didn't read it "properly".
Rather than actually discussing the issues and progressing the conversation, you are intentionally avoiding any substantive communication with this stonewalling behavior.
And that, my friend, is one of the signs of a creationist pretending he's not. I've seen it any number of times (and so have most of the people discussing this here).
Why not just admit that you're a Christian, that you believe in Jesus Christ, and that you only accept a creationist perspective of your religion? Wouldn't that be far more honest and forthright for you? Wouldn't that be a far more reasonable, realistic and Christ-like position to take?