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Why I Moderate Comments

  1. Name: jeff bob | E-mail: joshy793@aol.com | IP: 71.252.132.111 | Date: May 13, 2008

    Al gore is a hoax. All he did was restate an opinion. Global warming is a HOAX. If you are a christian and you believe in global warming you are a hypocrite. The global warming theory is that the earth will flood because of the ice caps melting, well in the bible it clearly states that the earth will be engulfed with flames. Another thing god promised that there wouldn’t be another flood as big as the one with Noah because of the rainbow was a symbol meaning that. So for all you liberals, tree huggers (pussies), and Obama supporters your believing a lie all the media is trying to do is make you buy stuff that doesn’t do anything, but the American consumer is too stupid to realize this.

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  2. Name: jeff bob | E-mail: joshy793@aol.com | IP: 71.252.132.111 | Date: May 13, 2008

    And another thing Bush put us in the war to fight against terrorism and if you don’t support the war then you basically support terrorism. Give the guy a break he is doing the best he can

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  3. Name: jeff bob | E-mail: joshy793@aol.com | IP: 71.252.132.111 | Date: May 13, 2008

    Al gore didn’t do jack

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  4. Name: jeff bob | E-mail: joshy793@aol.com | IP: 71.252.132.111 | Date: May 13, 2008

    GOD IS REAL RETARDS there is too many signs that proves that he is real. Ok take a computer. Pretty complicated thing right. Did it just pop out of no where. NO! Well take a human most complex organism on the earth how could it just pop out of no where without a creator. THERE IS A CREATOR RETARDS. THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This just emphasizes my new favorite quote:

"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument."
William G. McAdoo

Therefore, consider it a reiteration of why I have comment moderation in place. I’ll not subject my readers to such absurdity–except to roundly mock it. Also a warning to all religious trolls: I have no qualms whatsoever about publishing your email and IP addresses.

This also brings up another point. Many religious people are embarrassed by comments like jeff bob’s. They use such egregious examples of insanity as a way to make themselves appear "reasonable" in comparison to the ranting raving extremist. But actually, jeff bob is a more typical example of the believer mindset than most would like to admit. Once a believer has thrown the need for evidence to the winds, and is willing to go along with groupthink of any sort–in the words of Matt Taibbi–he or she is "thinking with muscles, not neurons."

For a good belly laugh, here’s the entire Taibbi quote:

By the end of the weekend I realized how quaint was the mere suggestion that Christians of this type should learn to "be rational" or "set aside your religion" about such things as the Iraq war or other policy matters. Once you’ve made a journey like this–once you’ve gone this far–you are beyond suggestible. It’s not merely the informational indoctrination, the constant belittling of homosexuals and atheists and Muslims and pacifists, etc., that’s the issue. It’s that once you’ve gotten to this place, you’ve left behind the mental process that a person would need to form an independent opinion about such things. You make this journey precisely to experience the ecstasy of beating to the same big gristly heart with a roomful of like-minded folks. Once you reach that place with them, you’re thinking with muscles, not neurons.

So can we finally just please agree that the phrase "rational Christian" is an oxymoron?


Comments (6 comments)

Louis / May 17th, 2008, 8:21 am / #1

So can we finally just please agree that the phrase “rational Christian” is an oxymoron?

Seconded.

Also, if joshy793@aol.com isn’t pre-teen and on his daddy’s computer… wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been fooled by an adult communicating in this fashion. ;)

Morgaine / May 17th, 2008, 11:41 am / #2

This reminds me of the recent This American Life Episode with Ira Glass, where an Iraqi student on scholarship in the US, (who was still living in Iraq at the time of the invasion, and whose family members remain), sets up a lemonade stand like booth with a placard reading “Ask An Iraqi”. The number of idiotic questions Americans asked boggle the mind: :”Are there fat Iraqi’s?” to others TELLING the Iraqi guy just how the U.S. invasion is REALLY affecting the average person, and why the American presence is making things so much better. The nerve of these people to sit in his face and TELL HIM how it is! It’s this kind of arrogant idiocy that makes me embarrassed to be American. Still, the young Iraqi maintained his composure while trying to gingerly educate them, pointing out a few inconsistencies in their statements…( none of which seemed to pierce the thick fog of their self delusion) without saying directly…look at the sign you dolts…I AM one of “them”. That’s my home. YOU should be asking me about the reality! …but he knew better.

Anyway…like Taibbi and you said Black Sun, in cases such as these and this recent commentator, all independent thought is nonexistent, and it is serious problem.

YAAB / May 18th, 2008, 7:12 am / #3

Yes, but your policy denies your readers a great source of entertainment. :) Thanks for sharing the “best of.”

Reality Czech / May 19th, 2008, 12:06 pm / #4

“Best Of Stupid Trolls” FTW!

Frost / May 23rd, 2008, 9:21 am / #5

Wow.
I see a tree in front of me. That is clear evidence of God right Jeff Bob.
I mean… how else can you possible explain it?

Oh I forgot to ask. When abouts is this big fire that engulfs the Earth going to take place?
I just want to make sure I’m in a boat in the ocean.

Thanks Jeff.

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