The God Paradox And How Theist And Atheist Are Being Trolled


So I get this question out of context a lot… Do you believe in God?

I get it when I’m not in a conversation about God or when the focus is not on religion. I got it before and after I was a believer and strangely enough, the feedback has remained the same.

On the surface it seems to be a simple question but here’s the rub, people who ask this question out of context only do so to judge or troll me. I can say this because after 500 plus documented interactions with both sides it always ends the same way. Both sides tell me why I’m wrong and the longer it takes to tell me how wrong I am, the more abusive the lesson becomes.

Impromptu, out of context Theist ask to see if I’m knowledgeable enough to provide the correct answer, if I’m not…. They let me know in a really big way, with long explanations as to why I’m not rational enough to truly understand our reality. Lastly, they end with negative personal comments.

Impromptu, out of context Atheist ask to see if I’m intelligent enough to provide the correct answer, if I’m not…. They let me know in a really big way, with long explanations as to why I’m not rational enough to truly understand our reality. Lastly, they end with negative personal comments.

ra·tion·al
1.based on or in accordance with reason or logic.

It begs the question: Who’s reason? Who’s logic?

On the surface it looks like there are two camps:

  1. Theist
  2. Atheist

But this isn’t the case. I can say this because not all Theist or Atheist actually ask this question out of context. Only a select few from each side go out of their way to drag me into a forced conversation around this question.

So this made me wonder… Who is really asking and why are they asking?

Let’s unpack it:

  • First they ask the question
  • Then they tell me why my answer is wrong
  • If I don’t accept why I’m wrong, they then tell me why I’m not rational
  • And finally if I can’t be convinced then it’s time to get verbally abusive

There’s also a very subtle nuance that happens in between where they speak of themselves and their understanding in a very positive light.

hmmm… this reminded me of a particular type of mindset, “Narcissist”.

Narcissistic personality disorder involves a pattern of self-centered, arrogant thinking and behavior, a lack of empathy and consideration for other people, and an excessive need for admiration. Others often describe people with NPD as cocky, manipulative, selfish, patronizing, and demanding. 

It doesn’t matter what the topic is, they are going to make you talk about God and they demand to know why you don’t agree with them. They get off on put downs and name calling.

To be clear this has nothing to do with legitimate debates between Theist and Atheist tackling tough subjects of religion within society where real people are impacted on both sides due to bad policies. Substantive conversations where an exchange of ideas and perspectives are challenged in a way that conveys understanding.

What I’m talking about are the select few who are only seeking to satisfy a need for attention through patronizing behavior and gas lighting.

A Theist cannot prove the existence of a God within a range of absolute certainty.

An Atheist cannot disprove the existence of a God within a range of absolute certainty.

Narcissist are not looking for any type of real conversation, they seek only to fulfill a self driven need for pleasure though abusive behavior.

Their arguments are canned, repetitive, lacking any personal connection, and are scripted. They often ignore questions because they have no need to understand your perspective. Your emotions feed their needs.

I made this post so I can simply redirect them here rather than spend anymore time being verbally assaulted by them. Feel free to use this post for your own favorite Narcissist, disguised as a Theist or Atheist in tribalism clothing.

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  1. Part of the divide is the term “god” is hijacked to mean the Abrahamic god. Same with, “are you a believer”? We all automatically know what that means, even when it doesn’t mean it. I have conversations with many atheist that like alternatives to the customary god we deal with every day, but they also will say there is nothing but this life. Christianity has come with such a forceful punch that all out defense by atheists may be the wrong answer too because the question is wrong and assumes the father figure, the monarchial boss with the clipboard, and carries the weight of endless contradiction.
    You and I started at odds over a year ago, but we’ve found a lot more in common than probably either of us would have guessed. When we define what we’re getting at we agree there may very well be something we’re not seeing. Agreeing on what that is… hmm

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    • I’ll let him answer that. What I find puzzling in the possible scenario here of 99.99999% empty space, the digital tracing that we likely are computes to Jesus being the computer master of the
      grand illusion, which in itself would be based on a test using deception (immoral?) No matter what the underlying reality is, be it creation, simulation, all of it would be an unnatural world. No matter which way it flies, Jesus did it. When science tackles the how, it will be Jesus that did it, no matter what it turns out to be. Not sure how Lander relates to this, but whatever discoveries are made, no matter how unrelated to religion it will be Jesus.

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      • It’s funny that most Christians will dismiss empirical evidence as non spiritual, but then hope like hell and cling to any evidence at all as proof. I imagine a time will come where it will disappear without a whimper, then carry on engaging in what we actually do know. Sort of like what happened to me. When I no longer believed it, I was, “oh hell they got me”—carry on. You realize you’ve been doing this gig we call life on your own all along, so I got this. Always have.
        I do think Lander is not hampered by belief like so many are. His search is interesting and different from typical believers.

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        • You Stated — “It’s funny that most Christians will dismiss empirical evidence as non spiritual, but then hope like hell and cling to any evidence at all as proof. ”

          My Response — It’s a form of denial, like an alcoholic drinking cough medicine. People either don’t want to spend the time thinking about what they believe or they don’t really care enough to understand it.

          You Stated — “I do think Lander is not hampered by belief like so many are.”

          My Response — Belief that a God exist seems, from my perspective, to be a more interesting reality. It adds options to my perspective but has little effect on my logic and in there is where the Narcissist thrive.

          They want me to take a change in perspective and force it to argue points ad nauseam, that have never been solved.

          Debate is great for finding solutions, added perspective, and common ground but to argue for the sake of arguing is just a sick past time.

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      • You Stated — “Not sure how Lander relates to this, but whatever discoveries are made, no matter how unrelated to religion it will be Jesus.”

        My Response — From my perspective we have creator and creation. In programming it’s the same way which is one of the stranger reasons I started looking for god.

        Example:
        I make a sandbox
        I limit the size and shape
        I limit the type of sand and the amount
        I set rules around the box

        I set people in my sandbox from whence they can only make one of many possibilities that I have allowed.

        Some in the box see this as I made everything (fair)
        Some in the box see this as I made everything but they make things happen (fair)
        Some in the box see this as they made everything since sand is useless unless formed into something (fair)

        They are just points of perception and have no effect on me or my box but may have an effect on how they use the box for themselves.

        I would argue that it’s only important to have fun while in the box or it was all a waste of time regardless of who made it 😉

        I would also note that it would be great to meet the box maker and see if he has a second box with even stranger options.

        I would guess that Jim would ‘possibly’ desire to discover a way to use the box beyond the limitations I put in place without ever meeting me. Just a guess and I could be wrong since I am not Jim.

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      • You Stated — “and then what?”

        My Response — Then they would find out that they are wrong and the day would move on to what’s for lunch.

        If the shoe is on the other foot and they find out Jesus is real then this will happen.

        “Then they would find out that they are wrong and the day would move on to what’s for lunch.”

        Or maybe, what if we find out that everyone is wrong in the future and they already finished lunch Oo

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    • I would agree, god from anyone’s perspective is more than a collective social groups understanding that hopes to coin a final definition.

      For one a Father figure
      For others a collective universe
      For even more a massive mainframe

      No one owns the human experience so to try and claim any part of it for just one group or organization seems like a waste of energy.

      The words and definitions we are using as Theist are inadequate to support individual experience.

      You Stated — “You and I started at odds over a year ago, but we’ve found a lot more in common than probably either of us would have guessed.”

      My Response — True, and I would say everyone has more in common that they will ever have at odds.

      From my perspective there is no issue between Theist and Atheist.

      Theist believe in a god or gods
      Atheist are not convinced of such a belief

      There really isn’t enough there for a poem let alone a debate. I think we are all being gas lighted by narcissist seeking attention.

      Jim is not convinced of what I believe. To me that’s the end of that since I don’t have any proof that Jim would find convincing. So for me I move on to other things Jim is interested in that I may find interesting. He’s posted a number of thought provoking articles that I find very interesting.

      But the narcissist wants to stay back there where the conversation ended and force a fight on a dead topic.

      But for what purpose? What is the goal? What do we all get for our spent time and energy? Nothing.

      So then who does benefit? The Narcissist does if the conversation can get heated enough.

      Just a thought

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      • What is concerning isn’t religion per se, but monotheisms drive for dominance and writing rules and laws for people that don’t believe like they do. That is ultimately the biggest issue. Others can believe whatever practices they want for millennia and not take over the world. Christianity and Islam’s goal is world dominance. Whatever the hard-line believes they work to usher in the return of jesus by voting for people like Trump. Honestly though the choices were pathetic either way, but he was their nominee.

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        • You Stated — “What is concerning isn’t religion per se, but monotheisms drive for dominance and writing rules and laws for people that don’t believe like they do.”

          My Response — I disagree, I think it’s all a front for money and power, by again, Narcissist in office. They claim God in one speech and then cage children at the border in another.

          But we all know if those children had pockets full of cash they would have been in within seconds.

          The only way to end that nightmare is to end money.

          Speaking of Narcissist….. Trump (that should be proof enough for my point)

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    • You Stated — “there is only one god that can possibly fit the bill, Yahweh or Jesus depending on which disguise he is currently ”wearing” .”

      My Response — Let’s go with God the Creator as the final answer.

      Now that we have God defined what is the point of our conversation?

      What is our goal today?

      Also I’m noting that the gas lighting has already started with the disguise comment.

      dis·guise
      give (someone or oneself) a different appearance in order to conceal one’s identity.

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  2. Him: “Are you an atheist?”
    Me: “I don’t know.”
    Him: “How can you say that? Do you believe in God or not?”
    Me: “I don’t know.”
    Him: “What is your problem, man? It’s a simple question.”
    Me: “It’s not simple. I don’t know why you ask, what you mean by atheist, believe in, god, problem, or simple. Now, I’ve been advised to refer your tolling butt to this blog.”

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  3. I’m no psychologist, so I’ll refrain from making a clinical diagnosis.But I’ll agree that militant theists and anti-theists both share similar traits: zealousness, arrogance, unwavering surety, and a lack of empathy and respect for others.

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    • Agreed.

      I only add that I think it’s done for self satisfaction. I think they have a need to feel superior to others.

      As a technician it’s difficult for anyone to fake knowledge in the computer industry. People either have the experience or they don’t but with religion anyone can be an expert on either side of the debate. It doesn’t require much knowledge or understanding just perspective.

      In that environment a narcissist can thrive. They just pick a position they know is vague or controversial and wait for someone to disagree with them so they can have an argument.

      The purpose of the argument is not to gain understanding or seek truth, it’s only purpose is to provide an opportunity for abusive behavior.

      Just a thought

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      • Knowledge is power.

        I am also curious so I study to gain understanding.

        I also seek god so every avenue is explored.

        You seem curious about me, so you are seeking something from me.

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        • Sorry, I missed your last question. No, I am not seeking anything from you.
          You blog. I blog. You have comments open. I comment.

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          • You Stated — “No, I am not seeking anything from you. You blog. I blog. You have comments open. I comment.”

            My Response — So this is a bit strange, I blog for a reason and post articles about things I’m interested in.

            Are you saying that you ask me random questions that have no interest to you?

            Also if you are not looking to gain information from me why ask me the questions?

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            • You Stated — “I am interested in religion, but I don’t want any thing from you.”

              My Response — If you want to know about religion then wouldn’t wiki or a church be a better source since I stated I don’t follow any religion? Asking me would seem counter intuitive to your objective.

              Given the fact that you do ask me questions in multiple blogs I follow and the second fact that they are the same questions (not new or varied)…. you seem to have a focus on me.

              It’s weird that you won’t address this.

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              • You Stated — “you do not offer a straightforward answers”
                “pedantic, obfuscating replies”
                “rhetoric and / or theological double speak”

                My Response — Why do you think it’s ok for you to talk to me in this manner?

                Do you understand what respect is? If so what in your comments shows me respect?

                If you want to know more about me why not try to understand the answers I’ve provided more than trying to get me to change them?

                Understanding me as an individual outside of a religious paradigm seems more beneficial to communication and understanding. It would definitely further the conversation.

                Just a thought

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                • You Stated — “The post is of a religious nature, therefore it is safe to say that your views to a large (?) extent reflect your Christian worldview.”

                  My Response — LOL You didn’t read the post did you!

                  This post is about Narcissist trolling bloggers to force them to talk about religion and how they gain pleasure though abusive behavior.

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        • It would seem the more questions I answer still come with no reply to mine.. sigh

          Let’s get to it then:

          You Stated — “There is an inbuilt assumption in your statement that this god exists.”

          My Response — That depends on the person and the perspective.

          For some yes
          For others no

          1. Why do you seek this god if you have no evidence of its existence?

          My Response — That’s an easy question, everything I do in life is because it pleases me to do so.

          2. If it exists how do you know it wants to be found /discovered?

          This question seems less logical. How would I know anything without first trying and then finding out?

          3. Does this include the belief you are a sinner?

          There is no belief of being a sinner. If I steal then I am a sinner, if I am watching tv I am not. Sin is something one does in a moment it’s not a profession or job title. Sin is also subjective in relation to the person and the event.

          4. Do you also believe Jesus is the only way to ”salvation”? (avoidance of ”Hell”, eternal separation from this god?)

          I like this question but it conflates a bit. For starters salvation is forgiveness of sins but I don’t understand how you connect it to avoidance of hell. I also don’t understand what you mean by separation from god. Are you asking if Jesus has the ability to keep God away from you? or Are you saying there is a place where god isn’t?

          I would say there can be an emotional separation if we are talking about state of being but not a physical separation.

          Why is it important to you to have specific names for god?

          Why are you so curious about my beliefs?

          Do you know for a fact that there is no god or gods?

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          • The answer to your first two questions:

            My Answer — A lifetime of experience, knowledge, and contemplation have lead me to the belief that god exist.

            You Asked — “Why would one need to seek an omnipotent deity?”

            My Response — I would like to meet god.

            You Asked — “Why would said deity wish to remain ”hidden”?”

            My Answer — I can’t speak for anyone but myself so this question is nonsensical.

            You Stated — “False” to my answer and provided your own to replace it.

            My Response — You are incorrect Oo My answer placed back where it was.

            This is where I find you to be the most interesting. If you encounter an answer that doesn’t fit your paradigm, then you dismiss it. It has no value and the person is simply wrong.

            If that is true then you should be fully satisfied with your own answer since you believe it to be the only correct answer. There is no expectation on my side that I am wrong simply because you say so.

            — You talked about hell but you didn’t ask me anything you just stated what it is and ‘m guessing something was disagreed on but you didn’t make it clear.

            My Response — I mostly think of hell from the Enoch perspective but that’s not in the Bible you reference.

            You Stated — “You might feel upset if I called your god Brahma or Allah.”

            My Response — So you are asking for a name to avoid upsetting me? Just out of curiosity, you do remember calling me stupid, ignorant and lost a number of times correct? Is there any possibility that those names might upset me?

            You Stated — That you are not curious about my beliefs
            But then you stated immediately after that: “only your religious beliefs”

            My Response — So you are in fact curious about my beliefs Oo

            My Response — I do have a curious thought about you from past discussions. I would like to know what you think of Buddhism since they don’t have a belief in a God but are a religion.

            This one I want an answer to before I answer any more of your questions.

            You answered — Do you know for a fact that there is no god or gods
            “Of course not”

            My Answer — Since you are curious about religion and curious about my beliefs, why not simply go out and seek god on your own to self answer your own questions?

            Your last question I answered at the top

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            • You Stated — “relevant to establishing the veracity of a belief?”

              My Response — Question asked and answered.

              Let’s talk more about the simulation theory and how a god would apply.

              Since you are interested in my beliefs, this would be one of my stronger ones so lets talk about it to fulfill your curiosity.

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              • You Stated –“So you have no evidence for your belief.
                Why then do you believe?”

                My Response — The first is an assumption the second a repeated question.

                Let’s focus first on something closer to my actual beliefs.

                Are you familiar with the “Data Stream”?

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                • You Stated — “to support your claims.”

                  My Response — LOL. I have no claims. You started asking me about my beliefs because of a picture I got from an Anime site :D.

                  I’m not claiming anything. You want to know about me so you are asking me questions. I don’t have any interest in this level of religion which is clear from my blog. I mostly spend my time criticizing religion, politics, culture and corporations.

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              • You stated — “At times I think you have the attention span of a stunned bunny.”

                My Response — So when you make comments like that about people, which from observation is often, do you think it’s appropriate?

                Do you think that the person you are talking to enjoys what you are saying about them?

                Does it make you feel better about yourself when you demean others?

                What do you hope to gain from me using this type of language?

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                • You Stated — “less chance of frustrating your interlocutor?”

                  My Response — What makes you think I’m frustrated? That’s a curious response, we should unpack that.

                  You Stated — “I currently have no interest in your beliefs outside of a religious nature as per the topic of this post and the primary thrust of our dialogue.”

                  My Response — LOL This is still a post about Narcissist trolling Theist and Atheist in hopes of starting an argument.

                  What makes you think this is a post about religion?

                  You did read the post right?

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                  • So you missed the irony, then?

                    Would you now like to discuss the reason why you are a Christian?

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                    • You Stated — “Would you now like to discuss the reason why you are a Christian?”

                      My Response — By all means I would love to know why I’m a christian, please tell me.

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                    • I wouldn’t dream of telling you.
                      However, bearing in mind your claim regarding sin I am interested in why you consider yourself a Christian and what specific beliefs about Christianity you embrace.

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                    • As stated before (many times now) my views on Christianity are not traditional.

                      But I would’t mind talking about it. Let’s start with simulation theory and where God would be in such a reality.

                      In a simulation do you think the programmer could be viewed as God?

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                    • No I mean God when I say God

                      I would mean Jesus when I say Jesus

                      Or truck when I say truck.

                      I’m not sure why you keep bringing this up repeatedly. This seems to be a sticking point for you.

                      What answer are you looking for and why?

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                    • So I will honor these last 2 questions between us and give you answers but after that I will no longer respond to you unless you have answered ALL of my questions since I have answered all of yours. I suspect you can easily scroll up and see the ones you have ignored in this post. 😉 Any reply other than the answers I am waiting on will only prove my point.

                      You Asked — “So you do not believe Jesus is God(Yahweh?).”

                      I suspect you will have the same issue with my answer that christians have and it is this; Jesus is only as the Bible describes him, I have no thoughts beyond that description. (see below):

                      Matthew 24:36
                      36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no not the Angels of heaven, but my father only.

                      Mark 10:18
                      18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

                      Matthew 17:5
                      5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

                      So you are not a Trinitarian Christian?

                      Trinitarian is not in the bible.

                      For the record since you have a thirst for these type of questions. Any question about religion I let that religion answer the question. I didn’t write the bible so the only answers are what is written in it.

                      Example: Who is Jesus? or When is the rapture?

                      Any question about society in the face of religion I answer. Since I myself live in society and religion is a part of my culture.

                      Example: Do you think prayer should be a part of school? or How do you feel about politics mixed with religion?

                      I don’t use any type of interpretation and I don’t fill in any blanks about something not covered in a religion.

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                    • Your response indicates that you are ignoring my answers and replacing them with your own thoughts.

                      I would love to respond and unpack why you are doing that but my unanswered questions are getting in the way of continuing our conversation.

                      So we have 13 questions that you choose to ignore. I would like an answer to those first.

                      Lets start with these.

                      You have often made comments about me as a person, using abusive language and demeaning connotations.

                      Why do you think it’s appropriate to call me demeaning names?

                      Do you think that the I enjoy what you are saying about me as a person?

                      Does it make you feel better about yourself when you demean me?

                      What do you hope to gain from me using this type of language?

                      I’m curious about this behavior since it doesn’t promote the communication and sharing that you have stated you wanted with me.

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                    • You Still haven’t answered the question.

                      Why do you think it’s appropriate to call me demeaning names?

                      Your answer stated why you do it, not if you think it’s appropriate to do so.

                      Please answer the question given.

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                    • This is still not an answer to my questions. I will be happy to comment on your blog after all of my unanswered questions are addressed.

                      I feel no need to keep answering questions while being ignored.

                      Conversation is a two way street 😉

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                    • Still not an answer to the question.

                      To understand your mindset better I would have to have an answer to my questions.

                      It’s curious why you can’t address this directly.

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                    • Feel free to post as much as you want. I will leave you to your one sided conversation.

                      If you post an answer to my question I will rejoin you.

                      lol, I suspect that will never happen because you have no interest in what I’m asking or anything I have to say.

                      The floor is yours.

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      • Agreed. But I’ve noticed this type of behavior manifests itself in practically every online discussion regardless of the topic. For some reason anonymity and/or lack of face-to-face interaction encourages incivility.

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    • @ Ron
      In general, considering the harm they promote, do you believe that militant theists are deserving of respect?

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      • Yes. I think it appropriate to remain civil unless someone is threatening you with immediate harm. While you can’t control what others say or do, you can control how you react to them.

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        • @ Ron
          I did not say one cannot remain civil, I asked whether, considering the documented harm militant theists promote if they were deserving of respect.

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          • Yes. I think all people are deserving of respect, even if we disagree with their beliefs or opinions.

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            • Well, in accordance with my previous comment, the grand inquisitor and two child abusers would forfeit their right to demand respect because they brought actual harm upon others. As for Mr. Trump, he doesn’t strike me as being very religious (let alone a militant theist) — so I’m not sure how he factors into the discussion.

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              • In case you missed it ….

                ”I think all people all people are deserving of respect …etc ”
                So Dear Donald would slot nicely into this category.

                Anyway, as you would prefer to stay on point … by the very act of being militant such theists should, even by your standards, not be due respect.

                And of course I’m sure will agree there are degrees of ”militancy”.
                How about this delightful chap?

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              • You Stated — “As for Mr. Trump, he doesn’t strike me as being very religious (let alone a militant theist)”

                My Response — I agree, to me, Trump seems most like an irresponsible opportunist with a narcissist mindset. I’m also not sure how Trump ties into this.

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  4. I’m not sure what word you’re using but I’m guessing that you are either asking what do I call God or what religion I subscribe to.

    I call God the creator. I’m not accustomed to calling god anything else so this is my final answer.

    As for religion I don’t follow any direct religion but I do read the Bible more than any other text, that said I do read other text not in the Bible. I’m comfortable with being called a christian although some Christians are not comfortable calling me that.

    Hope this helps with what you are looking for.

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    • I think you had a spelling issue before but I still don’t talk about god in any other way. I call god the creator.

      From my perspective that would be the god that all religions refer to.

      With the exception of Buddhism which I also read, they are atheists.

      I am also noting that you are ignoring all my questions (text book)

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      • You Stated — “And yet, you include an image of the cross in your gravitar.”

        My Response — Irrelevant, it’s still exactly as I stated. Unless you think symbolism or images dictate what a person is rather that what a person states.

        Case in point your avatar 😉

        You still haven’t told me why you are so interested in the details of my beliefs.

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        • You Stated — “If you had a Swastika in your gravitar you could hardly expect people not to at least be curious about it.”

          My Response — If I remember correctly it was a religious symbol before it became a nazi symbol.

          The Avatar I use is one of three. I picked it from an Anime group I like. I was trying to be creative so I gave it a flare of religion, math and color. Mostly so the guy who had it for his avatar wouldn’t complain. That’s about the most thought I put into it.

          You Stated — “And if you want to know why I chose the image in my Gravitar, then ask.”

          My Response — lol, I still have a number of questions waiting for answers from you in this post. From past conversations with you I have a stack of questions unanswered.

          Let’s test that theory, if you say all I have to do is ask then here are 3 questions I am curious about when it comes to you.

          1) Why do you ask me the exact same questions in different posts? I am very curious about this one since the questions are spot on exactly the same and I have already answered them over 3 to 5 times each.

          2) Do you know for a fact the a god or gods do not exist? You never answer this one, I’ve tried to vary it a few ways to get a yes or no but you always side step this one. Very Curious Oo

          3) Is it possible that we are in a simulation?
          This one you’ve actually answered me twice on in other posts…. but… you always start the answer with a nasty “who cares” type response, then you just add a quick line. If I take the time to answer your question with some respect please do the same and give me a real answer.

          Just saying

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          • You Stated — “Yes, it is possible we are in a simulation.”

            My Response — I’m actually interested in this possibility. So here I would love to have a conversation.

            If you are in a simulation how do you view the programmer?

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            • But you are curious about my beliefs (as you stated) and my blog posts (as you stated) then this is an easy win for a conversation since I have many posts touching on a possible simulation.

              Let’s have a real conversation about my beliefs.

              Let’s establish the very real possibility that we are, indeed, in a simulation and what impact that has on Theist and Atheist.

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  5. I’m confused. In my very first comment I wrote that “militant theists and anti-theists both share similar traits: zealousness, arrogance, unwavering surety, and a lack of empathy and respect for others” and that it was “appropriate to remain civil unless someone is threatening you with immediate harm”. Given that all your examples corroborate my first statement, thus invoking application of the caveat mentioned in the second statement — what exactly are you objecting to?

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