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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:30 PM

46. "That which can be asserted without proof, can be dismissed without proof"

I agree that its not helpful to be a dick about it, but im of the opinion that if people want to believe in incredulous or logically impossible shit, to live in a Pluralistic, open society they need to understand that sometimes other people will make fun of it.

And with a lot of this stuff, there is semantic nit picking and an element of emperor's new clothes-ness.

For instance, here is an example of an exchange that i see from time to time around here: (for the purpose of this example, i m using 2 hypothetical DU members, "numyum" and "glingybunger"

Numyum: "I am deeply offended that you referred to God as an 'invisible, unprovable man in the sky' "

Glingybunger: "this God, you speak of- can people see him?"

Numyum: "of course not"

Glingybunger: "can you prove the existence of this God?"

Numyum: "no. That is why we have faith"

Glingybunger: "that lords prayer, what are the first two words?"

Numyum: "our father"

Glingybunger: "which implies gender.. Okay, moving on, what are the next 4 words?"

Numyum: "who art in heaven"

Glingybunger: "and where is this heaven?"

Numyum: "according to the Bible, it is above"

Glingybunger: "okay. So according to you, you believe in an invisible, unprovable male entity (who created man in "his own image" who resides 'above' ... But if i say you believe in an invisible, unprovable man in the sky, it is offensive"

Numyum: "exactly."


Same with Romney. If he wears an undergarment that is supposed to confer supernatural protection or power, "magic underwear" isnt so far off the mark.

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