[ExI] Sunday Creationist
dsunley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 06:11:30 UTC 2019
" Well, I agree if your goal is to start a conversation with them, this is
not a good approach. But I don’t think John wanted to do that."
Calling them stupid hypocrites, /outside/ the context of a conversation
with them... seems actually worse somehow.
On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 8:25 PM Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 22, 2019, at 5:36 PM, Darin Sunley <dsunley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I dunno. Opening a conversation with the people who grow your food with
> "Hurr durr! The things you think are stupid and you're an evil hypocrite
> for thinking them" just doesn't seem helpful.
> > Or wise.
> > Or kind.
> > Or entirely sane.
> Well, I agree if your goal is to start a conversation with them, this is
> not a good approach. But I don’t think John wanted to do that. Also,
> conversations I’ve had with them always seem fairly one-sided — not really
> a conversation but more them playing debating games to try to convert me or
> to play to their audience.
> > The civil war will get great ratings though. Maybe this time the
> revolution /will/ be televised.
> The revolution was already televised: look back at old video of the Fall
> of the Soviet Empire. A televised revolution if ever there was one.
> I’m not really sure the number of Young Earth Creationists is all that
> large. They might get more coverage, but I think the ones that are more
> inclined to play intellectual (in other words, who might enter a discussion
> of evolution that goes beyond them sneering at it) are an even smaller.
> I’m also not sure they’re going to causing any revolutions. One must
> remember that the Right has a variety of factions — not just Christian
> biblical literalists (not all of whom are on the Right). I’ve sadly seen
> many Right-wingers who are evolutionists and use that to justify some
> flavor of fascism, sexism, and racism.
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