I think the reason this happens is that Jim and other spiritual/religious types don't realise their beliefs are emotional rather than logical and insult any contrarians in an accordingly similar way to how they feel they've been slighted.
On 10/21/2014 3:09 AM, TurquoiseBee turquoi...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
Exactly. They are OFFENDED that someone like myself or you has overcome the Fear Of God that society tried to imprint us with, and they haven't. They're still terrified that if they express doubt of any kind, their imaginary friend God will smite them. Can't risk that. And they're more than a little pissed of that God has *not* smitten us, so they have to try to make up for him being a slacker and try to smite us themselves. :-)
/Straw man argument. For those unfamiliar with the term, a straw man is a common type of argument that someone brings out to intentionally misrepresent the original topic of the argument. //
//It's like when two people are debating something and one guy is losing the argument big time, so he tries to change the subject. The logic of this is that if the debater can't win an argument on his or her own merits they then try to shift the topic of the argument. It's a very common tactic used by anonymous informants on the internet./

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