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Mon Jan 14, 2019, 11:52 AM

The power of metaphor

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Reply The power of metaphor (Original post)
LongtimeAZDem Jan 2019 OP
Major Nikon Jan 2019 #1
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #2
Major Nikon Jan 2019 #3
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #9
Major Nikon Jan 2019 #10
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #11
Major Nikon Jan 2019 #12
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #13
Major Nikon Jan 2019 #14
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #15
Major Nikon Jan 2019 #17
MineralMan Jan 2019 #16
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #18
MineralMan Jan 2019 #19
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #20
MineralMan Jan 2019 #21
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #22
MineralMan Jan 2019 #23
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #24
MineralMan Jan 2019 #25
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #26
MineralMan Jan 2019 #27
LongtimeAZDem Jan 2019 #4
Pope George Ringo II Jan 2019 #5
gtar100 Jan 2019 #6
Pope George Ringo II Jan 2019 #7
gtar100 Jan 2019 #8

Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 11:58 AM

1. Metaphor is what apologists call what was literal, but is no longer tenable as such

When science makes stories of talking donkeys no longer believable, the answer is just move the goalposts and claim that's not what the original authors meant as if they have any way of knowing that. At some point it's just an ever increasing sphere of lies covering for other lies.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 01:08 PM

2. You seem confused about the 2 words.

Metaphor refers to a non-literal description.

You are welcome.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 02:23 PM

3. No shit, Captain Obvious

Were you not so quick to offer a condescending reply you might have read what I wrote and saved yourself the embarrassment of repeating it while pretending otherwise.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 04:06 PM

9. What you wrote was a generic bash Christians response.

Focused on a strictly literal interpretation of the Bible.

And requiring one to ignore any suggestions that actual Christians are not all literalists. But that works against the preferred meme.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 04:09 PM

10. ...

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 04:11 PM

11. Now you return to your dialogue.

I am certain that you find this to be fascinating, or something.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 04:16 PM

12. Meanwhile you haven't stopped with your grammar school insults

I'm quite certain you'll continue.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 04:19 PM

13. How do yuo define your many silly gifs?

Secondary level?

I too am quite certain that you will continue with them, as well as the avoidance.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 04:25 PM

14. Entertainment

At least the intentional kind.

Meanwhile speaking of avoidance, 8 threads in and we are still waiting for you to explain what atheism has to do with China's intolerance. So far <crickets> and grammar school insults are all that's to be found. Very telling that.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 04:29 PM

15. So you admit that you have no interest in actual response?

Interesting.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 05:15 PM

17. I admit there no point in trying with you.

Not the same thing at all really.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 05:00 PM

16. I'm fascinated by that woman's fleeting smile at the end of that clip.

And by the ASL sign for bullshit, which I find very clever, indeed.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 06:12 PM

18. Revealing.

So you feel that insult is superior to actual dialogue?

Or that insult is acceptable when the dialogue strays from the contstraints of the unnumbered Commandment?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 08:54 PM

19. Did I say that, Guy?

Or are you inserting words in my posts again?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 10:32 PM

20. What did you say?

Enlighten me.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 10:25 AM

21. I said that I liked that ASL interpreter's smile at the end

of that video clip. I also said that I thought the ASL sign for "bullshit" was a good one.

I said nothing more than that. You attempted, once again, to add to my words. You're not very good at doing that, you know.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 04:11 PM

22. Did you read the recent post, by an atheist,

about condescending language?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 04:12 PM

23. Which post was that, Guy?

Link?

I read a lot of posts here. A lot of them are by atheists.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 04:25 PM

25. Well, I posted in that thread already, Guy, before you

showed up here today. Take a look.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 04:29 PM

26. Interesting to read many of the same issues that I raised.

And the exact same responses.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 04:31 PM

27. I only posted once in that thread, as the first reply.

Then, I did not find anything else I felt deserved replies. So, I have no idea what you're talking about, really. You'll notice that I didn't contribute to it beyond that first reply.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 03:28 PM

4. Woof!

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 03:31 PM

5. On a related note, garlic has a 100% success rate preventing vampire attacks.

Prayer, OTOH, has failed to prevent multiple traffic accidents.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 03:51 PM

6. Suggest people keep their eyes open while they pray and drive.

It helps.

Never known prayer to be a given for a particular outcome. "Thy will be done" is often stated in prayer as an acknowledgement of a will greater than our own.

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Response to gtar100 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 03:54 PM

7. Lots of people pray for safe journeys for others, so open eyes won't always help.

And if your deity has such unknowable, unquestionable wisdom to commit horrors, isn't the very act of prayer both presumptuous and pointless?

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 04:03 PM

8. When barking actually does work, only the foiled perp would know.

Which is why I pet my dog when he barks at something outside. We've not been brutally murdered countless times all thanks to Dog.

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