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31-05-2013, 11:25 AM
Does there ever come a time...
Does there ever come a time when a theist's argument becomes so ridiculous that it's better to just throw in the towel and not dignify his stupid position with a response?
Banana_zorro
  • Some animals will kill their young
  • Men evolved from animals
  • Therefore it is OK for men to kill their young
  • This is an absurd conclusion
  • Therefore evolution is wrong
Dodgy
More where that came from.

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From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice Is also great
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31-05-2013, 11:37 AM
RE: Does there ever come a time...
(31-05-2013 11:25 AM)f stop Wrote:  Does there ever come a time when a theist's argument becomes so ridiculous that it's better to just throw in the towel and not dignify his stupid position with a response?
Banana_zorro
  • Some animals will kill their young
  • Men evolved from animals
  • Therefore it is OK for men to kill their young
  • This is an absurd conclusion
  • Therefore evolution is wrong
Dodgy
More where that came from.

It depends on the situation. If it is just the two of you then yes, obviously logic is not going to penetrate the miasma of stupid that a statement such as that produces. If however you are in a public forum (online or in the real world) it is best to quickly destroy that argument and mock the basis for it (not the other debater) .

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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31-05-2013, 12:00 PM
RE: Does there ever come a time...
(31-05-2013 11:37 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  ... it is best to quickly destroy that argument and mock the basis for it (not the other debater) .
Good advise but, like I said, more where that came from.
  • What consenting adults do sexually in private is none of the state's business
  • Therefore it is OK for parents to kill their children as long as they do it in private
  • This is an absurd conclusion
  • Therefore the state has an obligation to tell people what kind of sex they can have
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Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice Is also great
And would suffice. -- Robert Frost
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31-05-2013, 01:00 PM
RE: Does there ever come a time...
(31-05-2013 11:37 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(31-05-2013 11:25 AM)f stop Wrote:  Does there ever come a time when a theist's argument becomes so ridiculous that it's better to just throw in the towel and not dignify his stupid position with a response?
Banana_zorro
  • Some animals will kill their young
  • Men evolved from animals
  • Therefore it is OK for men to kill their young
  • This is an absurd conclusion
  • Therefore evolution is wrong
Dodgy
More where that came from.

It depends on the situation. If it is just the two of you then yes, obviously logic is not going to penetrate the miasma of stupid that a statement such as that produces. If however you are in a public forum (online or in the real world) it is best to quickly destroy that argument and mock the basis for it (not the other debater) .

Think that's how the thread the god term went on for 200+ pages?


Wind's in the east, a mist coming in
Like something is brewing and about to begin
Can't put my finger on what lies in store
but I feel what's to happen has happened before...


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31-05-2013, 01:02 PM
RE: Does there ever come a time...
(31-05-2013 01:00 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(31-05-2013 11:37 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  It depends on the situation. If it is just the two of you then yes, obviously logic is not going to penetrate the miasma of stupid that a statement such as that produces. If however you are in a public forum (online or in the real world) it is best to quickly destroy that argument and mock the basis for it (not the other debater) .

Think that's how the thread the god term went on for 200+ pages?

Yeah, thats pretty much exactly what this is.

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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