Sonic Youth wrote:criddic3 wrote:So what are we talking about here? My use of the word "many"?
Yes, criddic. If I made any error in understanding your meaning, then the reason was precisely in your use of the word "many". And I think you've been told by nearly everyone you've argued with here for the past ten years - over and over and over again - that the way you use the word "many" in your arguments distorts and misrepresents the facts you are trying to put across. You said "That's the problem with many atheists is that they go on rants mocking any and all religion instead of calmly explaining why they don't believe in it." I took your statement at face value. If I was mistaken in my interpretation of your intent, and you really meant to say something like "a few atheists, but it feels like many to me", then I will take you for your word, and hope you'll recognize and acknowledge the error you made.
I just meant that whenever an atheist talks to me about religion, it always begins with "how can you believe such nonsense!" Or something along those lines. It never, and I mean never, begins with "oh, okay I respect that you believe that. let me tell you why I disagree."