I have been noticing that some Christians if not all sometimes act like children. When in a heated debate they will use sarcasm or they will accuse you of doing or not doing something. Here are a few examples from a debate I am currently having with once again Larry. This time it's about there being a face on the moon:
I am not the only one seeing the face, this is told about as far back as a person can go. All the childrens books from days gone by tell of the face on the moon. Yes there most certainly is a face on the moon. I hope every thing is going well for you. Larry
You can look tonight and try real hard not to see it. I am not confused, I see the face everytime cause its always facing earth every full moon. But if you try real hard you can refuse to see it. Many people refuse to see anything they don't want to reject. So I'll give you a warning, Please don't look at the moon it could be not so good for you. Larry.
p.s. please don't look when its out.
I believe what I see with my eyes more so then off what is on the laptop. You do have a good imagination to think I am so weak minded, But hey what ever floats your boat. I do wish you knew me better. You assume I believe everything I read when that is what you are doing. Try a little research on your own . Larry
p.s. If you do look at the moon, make it very quick, cause you might see it, and that would destroy everything.
Wow I'm so glad your are coming from a view of education. I would like to see the documentation on the Hallucinating Desert Dwellers, That sure ain't silly. Please send me the statistics of the actual strength of the moons magnetizm. Larry
As you can see he acts like a child when told there is no face on the moon. And here is one more only this is when I say there is no evidence that god does or doesn't exist. Of course saying that might be a no no:
Just because you refuse to look does not mean there is no proof, You have to look. Just be honest and say you don't want God. Peace to you! Larry.
What do yinz think of this and what more can I say to him?
Black on grey is unreadable!
@Doug When people use funky colours I highlight the whole post, which creates an artificial white background against which the letters show well.
Oddly enough it actually shows well on my screen, different color for every paragraph.
White for you, blue for me.
Whenever I look at the real full moon, I see a big smiley face which might as well be smoking a doobie. I don't see it when I look at a photo of the moon.
I think atheists act like children a lot of the time, in debates. Half the time I see Christians acting a lot more adult in their websites. But then, hey, it depends what content you're looking for. Christians do well in the moral spiritual arena, atheists do better on the pure logic and reason.
You're far from dumb, Nate - surely you don't really believe that.
"But your claim that Christians do well in the "moral" spiritual arena is just a big fat lie."
Of course, this is a matter of opinion, and any generalization is always going to be basically untrue. I'm just speaking as I find. Whenever I see a load of crap, I just pass on by. There are two Christian sites I like and certainly one of them engages in original thought in these areas. Every atheist site I have looked at attempting to deal with these issues - in a formal way - is just a load of fucking twaddle. As far as actual "quality" (sorry for that word) and likeability of the people, I feel the two groups are equal. Thoughtfulness and integrity are to be found equally in abundance in both groups.
Christians do well in the moral spiritual arena
Lets see, a christsian Europe finally emerges from the religious dark ages with a technological advantage and proceeds to conquer, enslave, convert, steal from, and decimate every other culture in the world, using the bible as their guide. Try holding Christians responsible for what they have done, not what they say ( or the polite way they say it.) Christians are experts at sweet talking with their fake ass smiles while secretly they are still trying to conquer our governments. It is ironic how the very cultures they have enslaved and converted have become their majority. That was the plan, and it worked.
"When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them, we had the Bible and they had the land."
-- Desmond Tutu --
Exactly Arch, and it's all OK, they will be forgiven in the next world. It's the perfect plan and the secular humanist has little to offer but the truth.
Must have been god's will, or it wouldn't have happened --
From the way Larry is behaving here, he thinks you are being willfully blind to the "face on the moon" illusion and for some reason it's really important to him that you acknowledge it exists. I guess he thinks it's a slam dunk argument for theism, somehow. Or this is some weird side tangent to a bigger argument you two are having, and he's just fixating on it.
I've occasionally noticed a "face" on the moon as well; of course we are wired to see faces everywhere, even on toast. I don't see why he's making such a huge deal about it (at least five paragraphs?); it doesn't seem germane to a discussion about whether or not god exists. Unless the moon is just a really spectacular big piece of toast that looks like it has the face of Jesus in it; but the pattern I see doesn't look like anyone in particular.
But to your main topic, I see atheists using sarcasm a lot (I do myself) as well, especially when they think they are dealing with a willfully stupid or intellectually dishonest creationist. He's just doing the inverse. Not a big deal.