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?
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.
The phenomenon your friend is describing is called "Pareidolia" and is a well documented human trait. I suggest you refer your "friend" to the wiki entry on this subject (because it is nice and simple and he/she should be able to grasp it)
However, on the whimsical front, what would an alleged face in the moon have to do with christianity? If there were such a moon face, it might be more logically considered to be evidence of a Lunar god or goddess, since none of the religious texts for the Abrahamic religions mention the moon as anything except a light in the sky (which it isn't of course as it simply reflects the sun's light).
When he wrote this: 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. Love Larry p.s. please don't look when its out.
I wrote back:
By my observations you just want to believe in fables and fairytales. Hearing your own voice in your head isn't evidence of your god, there is zero evidence. You seem to want to believe in childish fables. After talking to you about the bible being contradicting and violent and talking to you about evolution, I have decided that you don't want to believe it's true even if the evidence were shown to you. Also it seems you have not read the bible front to back page for page. You are too far out there in the fairytale believers world to even grasp reality, even a little bit of it. You want to hang on to you're childhood imagination. There isn't a human face on the moon it is just you're imagination. I always look at the moon and never see a face even when I was a child I never saw a face on the moon all I ever seen are craters from meteoroids and asteroids. Let me sum it up for you: the bible is a work of fiction, the moon doesn't have a real face on it. Oh and did you know Christians stole most if not all the ceremonies and traditions from the pagan religion to get followers. Do some research, oh but you don't want to because you'll find all of what I said to be true. Yikes! We don't want that to happen do we because you will start thinking logically instead of illogically. Look up on you're laptop: evidence for evolution. But I know I am wasting my breath asking you too.
He thinks that the bible says there is a woman's face on the moon and that god put it there.
Ask him to quote the biblical passage - but then again, it might be more fun to insist that the moon is made of cream cheese.
I just got done emailing him asking if he can quote the biblical passage about a face being on the moon. Cant wait to hear his response if he has one.
I wouldn't be surprised if he thought there was a face on Mars. I am tempted to ask him but I won't.
Of course there's a fucking face on Mars, Arch. Whats the matter with you? Sheesh!
I don't think Larry is acting like a child.
No, I think children tend to act better than Larry
I have to agree:)
To be honest, I think it's you who's acting like a child. Sorry. To me, there's a big old face on the moon. I don't see the big deal.