What I Gain From This
I’ve been having a think about what I’ve been gaining from running this blog, and being involved in the Fundamentally Flawed podcast. Through interaction with some of the more vocal members of the theist community, I’ve encountered numerous arguments that I’d never thought about, and I’ve learned how to counter them. Basically I’ve been able to learn and grow as a person, but what of my opponents? Have they developed at all?
Just look at Sye Ten Bruggencate, or Dan Marvin, or Dustin Segers – all three have been exposed to arguments that completely undermine them, Sye has had his presup nonsense destroyed by many, Dan has been revealed to be a nasty wannabe Sye, and Dustin made the whopper of all errors over the Primacy of Existence. Instead of taking this new knowledge away, and adjusting their opinions, these people have defaulted to a weird, pre-knowledge state, acting as if they’ve never been educated at all.
So, while myself, and others, are learning more and more, and adjusting our positions and expanding our knowledge and understanding, the theists remain locked into their faith position, unwilling to alter a single thing lest they enrage a non-existent superbeing into sending them to a disproportionately extreme eternal punishment. It’s very sad for them, really.