The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #107407   Message #2256196
Posted By: Bill D
07-Feb-08 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
Subject: RE: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
yep...it is a problem in the hardest cases to show 'respect'...except in a very formal way.

It really depends on what you are struggling with, however. If you are trying to keep your kid's textbooks from being filled with barely disguised creationist propaganda, almost anything goes! The school needs to teach what science is doing and has clear evidence for, and leave biblical interpretation to their church.
   Here...in a forum, we need to carefully discriminate between 'debates' over evidence and logic and reason...(debates which I have often entered to clarify MY position) and simply emotional, non-compromising 'statements' of absolute certainty.
Slag has made it clear that he has all the answers he cares to, and couches it as if it is revealed truth. He believes he "knows Jesus"..etc., and all discussion proceeds from that stance....therefore, it is of little use to try to carry on a 'debate' in a thread started IN ORDER to announce his strength of belief.

Sure...it is true...anyone who starts a thread with a controversial theme 'ought' to know he will get responses. I TRIED to tell Slag that just preaching was out of place...but I can hardly stop him, so I limit myself to the basics....and I hope we can drop the subject.