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Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:29 PM

Stephen Hawking Was Apparently Kept Alive By Demons

On his radio program last week, Donald Trump-loving pastor, conspiracy theorist and birther Carl Gallups interviewed Mike Shoesmith, the executive editor of PNN News, who claimed that famed physicist Stephen Hawking was able to live for decades with ALS because he was being kept alive by demons.

Shoesmith, who normally appears on Gallups’ program to complain about women, insisted that it was no coincidence that Hawking died just weeks after Billy Graham passed away, explaining that Graham’s ministry “really kicked off” in 1942, which prompted the devil to use Hawking, who was born in 1942, to counter Graham’s preaching.

“[Graham] is a hundred percent devoted,” Shoesmith said. “The Lord sees his heart, gives him a tremendous ministry, and who do you think is sitting in the background going, ‘I have to do something about this, this guy is sold out, I have to do something’? Who do you think is sitting in the background doing that? The devil, right?”

“So, in 1942, that is when Billy Graham’s ministry really takes off, and who do you think was born in 1942?” he continued. “Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking comes from a long line of atheists—his father and all these people—so I believe the devil said, ‘OK, this guy was just born and I’m going to use this guy. This guy is already primed to accept my message that there is no God. He is already primed for it, he is going to be awash, immersed in atheism all his years as a child, I’m going to take over this guy’s life.'”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mike-shoesmith-i-believe-stephen-hawking-was-kept-alive-by-demonic-forces/


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Initech Mar 2018 OP
IluvPitties Mar 2018 #1
mvd Mar 2018 #12
malaise Mar 2018 #2
Initech Mar 2018 #3
underpants Mar 2018 #4
Iggo Mar 2018 #5
Initech Mar 2018 #8
dalton99a Mar 2018 #6
snort Mar 2018 #7
longship Mar 2018 #9
Blue Owl Mar 2018 #10
Initech Mar 2018 #11
ProudLib72 Mar 2018 #13
Mariana Mar 2018 #14
ProudLib72 Mar 2018 #15
Mariana Mar 2018 #16
ProudLib72 Mar 2018 #17
Initech Mar 2018 #18
ProudLib72 Mar 2018 #20
Initech Mar 2018 #21
ProudLib72 Mar 2018 #22
CelticWinter Mar 2018 #19

Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:30 PM

1. It sounds like comedy...

But it is not...

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 09:59 PM

12. So sad that this isn't a piece from The Onion

Boy there is a lot of crazy out there.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:31 PM

2. He should be #1 in your top ten this week

unless...

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:32 PM

3. He'll definitely make an appearance in "Holy Shit"!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:34 PM

4. Shoesmith, who normally appears on Gallups program to complain about women,

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:36 PM

5. Grown-ass people believe in demons.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:43 PM

8. Remember that crazy woman from Trading Spouses?

Yeah there's people worse than that!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:36 PM

6. Demons from black holes

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:36 PM

7. By the Demons of Ignorance

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 04:36 PM

9. Dun! Dun! DUNNNN!

PSHAW!

Insanity! Fucking, bonkers insanity!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:55 PM

10. What a convenient patsy for those who lack critical thinking skills

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 08:48 PM

11. Critical thinking? I think that died about 15 years ago.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 10:04 PM

13. I'm trying to think of the logical fallacy this falls under

Sort of ad hoc ergo propter hoc, but not quite.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 10:49 PM

14. This probably deserves its own category. nt.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:09 PM

15. Sneaky of them to create logical fallacies for which there is no name!

How ever will we be able to defend against them?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:21 PM

16. It must be demons doing it, working through them.

It's the only explanation.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:27 PM

17. Oh, that's the old "Daemonium Fallacy"

Anything that does not relate directly relate to evangelical interpretation of the bible is a "Daemonium Fallacy".

But since students have difficulty with Latin terms, we can substitute "Evangelical 'Splainin' Fallacy".

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 11:06 AM

18. I would call it "ad ignoramous".

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Response to Initech (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 03:23 PM

20. Does ad ignoramus sort of negate an ad hominem?

For instance, if I say that Shoesmith is a fucking insult to all intelligent life in the universe, that is an ad hominem. But if Shoesmith proves my assertion to be absolutely true through his mad ravings, then doesn't the ad ignoramus cancel out my own logical fallacy?

Also, isn't a desperate exercise in futility to discuss "logic" in the context of RWNJs?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 03:46 PM

21. Mine was a made up fallacy.

But yes trying to decipher the logic of right wing nut jobs would certainly make one's head explode!

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Response to Initech (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 06:31 PM

22. I know yours was a made up fallacy

Made up fallacies are the only ones applicable to weird RWNJ pseudo chrisitan (but more like Marllyn Manson acid trip) conspiracy stories.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 01:37 PM

19. what a nimb rod

if they only knew how stupid they sound.
Celtic

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