A Very Sad Farewell

Steve, over at Triablogue, is an interesting fellow. If for no other reason than the spectacle of unexcelled hubris, he is worth the read.

I mention this because he seems to have become obsessed with this blog. Here is what he's posted so far: Why does John Loftus ask so many dumb questions?, Debunking Loftawful bunk, Social conditioning, Exbrainer, To the ends of the earth, God can damn well damn anyone he damn well pleases, Autobiographical Atheism, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Loser's Club, Baby Atheism.

I really don't have anything to comment on. If you want to read some of the most sophomoric and laughable ad hominem arguments that have ever been formed, peruse the above.

Somehow, Steve has come under the impression that he is some kind of intellectual. In his latest post, he wants everyone to know how intelligent he is and says to John Loftus, "I can run to your right both as a believer and an unbeliever. IÂ’ve been on both sides of the fence. YouÂ’re just canon fodder." He also claims to have given "rigorous counterarguments," but if you can find those anywhere in his posts, please point them out.

As you can read from Steve's posts, apparently his idea of "rigorous counterarguments" is the "You're-a-big-liar" defense. That's where he assumes you are a liar and proclaims himself the winner of a debate.

Anyway, if you need a good laugh, read through some of Steve's "arguments." I tried to stick with the blog hoping that something intelligent would be said, but I think I've read enough to know that they really have nothing. From now on, I'm going to read a more intelligent Christian blog.

The following is added by John...Look at the hermeneutical skills of evanmay here. The people at triablogue do not seem to be able to properly exegete simple sentences, so how do they propose to properly understand paragraphs, arguments, mild arguments, and/or complex arguments? How can they propose to even understand their Bible? Most all of the same hermeneutical skills are required.

If God exists, his first order of business should be to save himself from these so-called defenders of his. They only serve to remind me almost everytime they post something why I'm glad to have left what they seek to defend. Their behavior is indicative of the fact that the Holy Spirit does not exist because they exhibit none of the fruits of the Spirit.

My challenge to evanmay: Prove to me that you can properly understand what I meant with my one liner, and thereby debunk yourself, or, forever be thought of by me as being so blinded by your faith that you cannot think straight.

Your choice.

And while you're exegeting my statement, try properly exegeting these verses:

12 Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that, though they malign you as evildoers, they may see your honorable deeds and glorify God when he comes to judge. 13 For the Lord’s sake accept the authority of every human institution, whether of the emperor as supreme, 14 or of governors, as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing right you should silence the ignorance of the foolish. 16 As servants of God, live as free people, yet do not use your freedom as a pretext for evil. 17 Honor everyone. Love the family of believers. Fear God. Honor the emperor. [I Peter 1:12-17]

9 Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called—that you might inherit a blessing. 10 For “Those who desire life and desire to see good days,let them keep their tongues from evil and their lips from speaking deceit; 11 let them turn away from evil and do good; let them seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”13 Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? 14 But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, 15 but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; 16 yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. [I Peter 3:9-16]

I don't have to follow this advice, but with only a few exceptions I think I do much better than they do at following it, and I don't claim to have the Holy Spirit helping me either.