For the two or three who bothered to read my last post, I have a favor to ask . . . you see, I am on the radar of one BJ, from this blog:
He obviously does not understand how this works. Ignore me, and I go away, fade in the background, vanish in the sea of anonymity. Engage me, and I will be heard. Mind you, the numbers of readers I have is very small, and of those, few bother with these opinion pieces. So, really, BJ is likely the only beneficiary of my efforts.
He’re his comment in response to my last post:
“ . . . (I) did not post your comment so as to not continue the discussion. I guess what you meant by “go our separate ways was that you could blast me on your own site without having to deal with the comments of a continued dialogue. It’s much easier to trash someone behind their back than to enter an open discussion isn’t it? Well, have fun with that. I hope you feel better now.“
I take offense to his statement.
I take offense because I do not like being falsely accused. Why, anyone who knows me would be appalled, appalled I tell you, if that was my level of “trashing”. I’m known far and wide for very creative, biting, and sometime scathing retorts. To call my efforts “trashing” is a pejorative of no small proportions; works of art they are.
My previous post was a reply to his comments. No more, no less. However, we humans are not always good at judging ourselves; others, yes, but not ourselves.
So I ask, if my two readers would care to take a short poll:
I should point out a couple of things . . . the poll interface kind of sucks, and I could not randomize the questions. Also, I could not remove the “Other” option. You are welcome to post something there, but to date I’ve never been able to read those. If you want to justify your answer or leave a comment, I would do so at the bottom of this post.
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OK, the above was fun to write, but the purpose for this post is to provide readers with reading material relevant to these discussions.
The books in the following link are a good read:
and her site in general is a good read: http://truthbeknown.com/
A place for reading in-depth analysis of the Bible is Robert Price’s site:
There are two podcasts associated with Dr. Price:
The man do know his Bible.
And last but not least, there are a number of religious sites offering rebuttals for various criticisms of christianity and other religions. As most of the people reading this are likely to be christians, I offer up the two bible sites below, but know there are sites for nearly all religions.
Now, everyone knows my opinion on these matters. I encourage everyone to read the above material; you cannot make an informed decision unless you are, in fact, informed.
Know that I have read/heard/evaluated most arguments in defense of religion and religious belief. I would have said “all” because I have not heard anything new in at least 20 years, but maybe there is someone out there who has reasoned out a new argument. If so, I’m not aware of it, but I am confident if they were worth spit, they would have been literally trumpeted far and wide.
What I have heard to date, I find lacking.
The best I’ve come to expect from a believer is “hey, I can’t point to anything reasonable, any logic, anything besides faith for my belief; I choose to believe“, and I respect that because I see it as an honest statement. They have no evidence for their belief, but for personal reason they choose to do so. Recognizing that it’s a choice is an important first step toward stepping down from the altar of judgment and condemnation most believers worship at.
Beyond that, there can be no discussion. I cannot discuss with anyone why they willingly choose to believe something which flies in the face of all available evidence. That is their road to travel, and I will not be a willing companion.
OK, back to my regular posts.
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Astute persons might have noticed these doodles, and correctly surmised they hold some significance for me, and perhaps for humanity at large.
If you click on the doodle, and nothing happens, this is the link it’s supposed to go to: https://disperser.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/palm-vx-and-i/.
Please, if you are considering bestowing me some recognition beyond commenting below, refrain from doing so. I will decline nominations whereby one blogger bestows an award onto another blogger, or group of bloggers. I appreciate the intent behind it, but I would much prefer a comment thanking me for turning you away from a life of crime, religion, or making you a better person in some other way. That would actually mean something to me.
Should you still nominate me, I will strongly suspect you pulled my name at random, and that you are not, in fact, a reader of my blog. If you wish to know more, please read below.
Note: to those who may click on “like”, or rate the post; if you do not personally hear from me, know that I am sincerely appreciative, and I thank you for noticing what I do.
. . . my FP ward . . . chieken shit.