I may state my understanding of some issue. I am not going to list references and sources for every item.
You're not being asked for that though. You've just been asked to provide a reasoned argument to support what you said. So this statement is nothing but a Strawman.
When I mention social issues, anything to do with interactions of people, I don't expect logical behavior, simply patterns. I never apply logic as you folks define it. When I interact with people IRL I try to predict their next reaction. I can't even express in words how I do it.
You weren't mentioning social issues though. Making this irrelevant to the subject at hand.
Aslo, in regards to the bold, I assume by "as you folks define it" you really mean "in the same way as the rest of the human race".
I'll forgo going into how ridiculous the rest of that sounded.
I will point out that I don't jump to using adjectives like smarmy and condescending attitudes at work, for example.
Many of you are great debate experts but really have little manners.
Manners are for people who behave in a way that deserves them. So far you've been nothing but dishonest. As for the smarmy comment, it was entirely accurate in regards to what you had posted. And condescending........yeah. I certainly can be when I'm dealing with someone like you. I'll be less condescending when you make an effort to be a little smarter.
If I were a theist, I would stay far from here.
Aside from god-belief, I don't actually see any difference between you and a theist.
My only other atheist forum is mostly social.
Then I'll re-ask the question that Azdgari asked previously.
Tero, the philosophy of this forum includes the idea that any statement or idea is open to being challenged and critically examined. This is a thinking forum. What do you want out of it?
Let me point something out to you. This forum outright states in it's rules that you are expected to back up the things you say. The site is focused on discussing and cirticizing ideas. The name of the site itself is both a critique and a demand for support of a claim. So I have to ask you, did you actually think that no one was going to question your ideas when you started throwing them out? I mean really.........
You were the one who put out your opinion. No one made you post it. But you did, and now you are being called out on what you said because it was so obviously wrong. You are being called to justify your beliefs because that is the basic idea of what goes on here.
So if you have no intention of actually engaging in what the site is designed for, why are you here? Why act so surprised when you actually get
criticized by the people on the site aimed towards ciriticizing and examining ideas?
It sounds kind of absurd, don't you think?