Cowardly Custard is a C.S. Lewis Phrase. I challenge this idiot to a debate. He can't reason. He's a fool a prori because he's given up the greatest thing in the universe to flaunt is own stupidity.
A little while ago, I mentioned a few blogs that I read solely for the purposes of schadenfreude. The title of this post is a literal one-sentence quote from one of those blogs, namely Atheistwatch. Atheistwatch is a blog run by Metacrock.
Metacrock is a very...interesting character, and is difficult to adequately describe in a few paragraphs. He has spent years evangelizing atheists, and yet claims not to be a fundamentalist. However, what is even stranger is that he is, in fact, not a fundamentalist Christian: his idea of Christianity involves a) no hell and b) the idea that all gods are really the same. Yeeah...so Jesus, Zeus, Bast, Thoth, Hermes, Loki, and Freya? They're really all the same thing (or, as he'd weasel-word it, they're all the same cultural construct....yeahhh..ummm..no). To him, the Christian god (and, by extension, all gods...I guess) is "the ground of Being" (yes, because it's Very Important to Capitalize certain Words so that You Look all Scholarly and Shit). He has never given a particularly coherent explanation of what that means, but from what I've gathered, it's along the lines of "that which allows everything else to exist." Well, then, Mr. Christian, welcome to Deism...dumbass!
He has a Master's degree in theology and was a PhD candidate at Perkins Perkins Theological Seminary, where he studied the ever popular nebulous field of "History of Ideas." His education is a humongous part of his ego, and the slightest perceived hint that he might not know something makes him froth at the mouth. He claims to have written over forty "proofs" of the existence of the Christian god, but upon closer examination, he cops out by stating that they're only "warrants for belief."
One of his favorite arguments for the existence of the Christian god is the "argument" from religious experience. He claims to have compiled a list of a certain number of studies--the number seems to change from 300 to 200 to 350 to 2000 and then back to 350 again--that show BEYOND THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT that religious people are happier than those mean, hateful ol' atheists. Never mind that he hasn't released this mystery list of studies (although he promises to release that in his book that'll be released...well...someday....you'll see, and then you'll be sorry!!1eleventyones!) and has yet to present a single one of these studies in full (once in awhile, he'll give a half-dozen or so summaries). And never mind that even if religious people are happier than atheists, that wouldn't in and of itself prove that a single god exists. For if you point any of those things out, you're being hateful and are part of a hate group and the FBI ought to keep a watch on atheists because they're hateful, and atheists have shut down conversation, and....and...and...etc. The self-inflicted pain provides for delicious schadenfreude.
What's hilariously ironic about his pet "argument" is that despite his claiming that religious people are HAPPIER, DAMMIT than atheists, Metacrock is one of the most caustically hateful people I have encountered on--or off--the internet.
And finally, if you have taken a glance at any of Metacrock's writings at this point, you'll immediately notice his glaring lack of aptitude with basic spelling and grammar. He blames all of this on his dyslexia--fair enough--but refuses to use even the most basic of spellcheckers. While reading his writing, I often find--and I doubt I'm alone in this--that I use an internal voice that...well...shall we say belongs to someone who's a bit "speshul." If you brave reading his ramblings, let me know if you find your internal monologue sounding different.
I did my Ph.D. work at UT Dallas not Perkins. I got my Masters at Perkins. So my Ph.D. stuff was sin a secular program.
this stupider than shit puissant thinks that what I'm saying is deism because he's too fucking stupid to look the meaning of deism or to know anything about theology today so he doesn't have any idea what modern theologians believe. He calls me a dumass but the truth of it is he's an ignorant unread little pimple faced idiot who is probably in junior high.
I don't say Zeus is the same as Jesus. Jesus is the actual one concrete difference that can be used to sort out religious traditions, becuase he was a real guy. The gods of various traditions are concepts that hint at the real reality behind them all, which is beyond our understanding. But Jesus is a concrete historical case and that offers us a revealed understanding of God's character.
I am not concerned with evangelizing atheists. If there is a hell, which you are right I don't believe in, I hope atheists go there becuase they deserve to. I don't care to lead them to Jesus because they hate Jesus so they can burn for all I care.
Belief in ultimate transformation power (salvation) hardly makes me a fundie, since all religious people have some notion of that concept.
I don't get upset when people say that I don't know something. I admit all the time that there are many things I don't know. I get upset because ignorant atheist scum lie adn say that I didn't go to graduate school and other unfair absurd things and lies about me. What upsets me is the hate group aspect of the Orwellian atheist movement. Not to mention the Orwellian features.
Just the act of having to make me the issues show they are not willing to play fair.
the list of studies changes because I find new ones that makes it go up. Lately I have began arguing for a lower number as a concession because I can't find all the studies show I narrowed it to the one's I'm sure about.
It doesn't' matter because no atheist as ever bothered to look even one of them up. Being lazy and stupid they don't care how many studies say what. they are not really concerned with scinece, science is just an excuse for you.
atheism represents the destruction of western civilization because ti's attack on Christianity is really an attack upon learning and thinking.
You have said many inaccurate things and you could just as easily have gotten them right if you were concerned with truth, which obviously you are not.
Then we have the repetition of one of their most cherished lies about me:
And finally, if you have taken a glance at any of Metacrock's writings at this point, you'll immediately notice his glaring lack of aptitude with basic spelling and grammar. He blames all of this on his dyslexia--fair enough--but refuses to use even the most basic of spellcheckers
The truth is I use a spell check every time I write anything, because I have firefox. Sot he spell check is automatically there in the text every single time. I use it every single time. Most of my things are not spelled badly. Once in a while a word goes through wrong, or a name that the spell checker doesn't know will get through. But these imbecilic vermin who know nothing (ie atheists) are born liars, they are mentions Satan so they are possessed with spirits of lie, and they just love to lie about the hated target group who they despise and long to kill. So they say these things all the time. they just get in the habit, "o Metacorck, he doesn't use spell check and all his stuff is spelled wrong all the time." it's a mantra. They don't even bother to look to see if it's true.
they are lying scum. what do you expect from vermin.
Now little coward vermin I challenge you formally stupid. debate me or prove your cowardice you little fool.