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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #45)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:24 AM

47. You can resort to name calling, for all I care

Such things have zero affect on me. I just consider the mentality and character (or lack thereof) of those who feel the need to resort to such tactics. And please don't try to claim you didn't because you managed to insert it into your rhetoric without a direct callout. I'm sure you think you are clever for doing so, but you aren't. You're simply a name caller that has to resort to such childish antics when your logic starts to run thin. So either you can own up to that and apologize for it or you can't. If you don't it's far more of a reflection on you than me so I could care less.

And no, I don't "see the parallels" because you have utterly failed to provide anything that remotely resembles one. Simply saying an atheist killed someone does not mean they did so on behalf or because of atheism, and how you think a "reasonable" person would murder anyone is still a mystery. So if I'm "clueless" on that concept, I'm pretty sure it is your fault and you should accept the blame. If you want to make that quantum leap in reason, then I don't think it's too much to ask you to provide support for that assertion, and so far you haven't. The very best you have is guilt by association, which really means you have nothing at all. It's not logically different than someone claiming vegetarianism is evil because Hitler was a vegetarian (and for the record I'm not saying he was or wasn't). It simply feeds false equivalency which was already bullshit to begin with and is a complete logical failure. The reason I don't really feel the obligation to provide an "alternative" is because I'm merely asking you to support your assertions which as far as I can tell you have utterly failed. You are the one who came to this thread preaching the benefits of a religion based ethics system. If I can't counter that with relevant facts that challenge your assertion without being called a clueless asshole that crows like a teenager, then clearly one of us has no interest in good faith discussion. Asking me to prove my own argument for an "alternative" would simply have the effect of letting you off the hook for proving yours. If you can't prove yours, then just say so. It certainly would be a more honest approach than name calling and trying to change the subject when you've painted yourself into a corner, yes?


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