Methods of Attack / Defense
I have noticed a trend in both atheist and theist posts on RRS and other debate style forums. People here do more mud slinging and smearing of their opponents than the Bush white house. People don't so much as answer questions posed, as they simply claim everything to be "specious" or "irrational". I believe the solution is to think before you type, just like how people make bad arguments when they don't think before they speak. That and perhaps an effort should be made to not reiterate what the 80 posts above you just said. IE: the seemingly popular "irishfarmer" created thread in this here forum. I'll finish by having a sample debate.
ThePope posts: I believe in God because the Bible is the irrefutable divinely inspired word of God.
McAtheist posts: Thats specious an irrational you have no proof
**800 other people post the same thing, just paraphrased**
ThePope posts: I believe in God because of my family tradition to do just that, the moral values of Christ inspire me to live selflessly and help others and I have faith in something completely intangible but my faith sustains my belief. Why are you guys atheists?
McAtheist posts: I am an atheist because I cannot bring myself to believe in what I cannot see. Call me a doubting Thomas, but I am able to lead a good life without belief in the supernatural. My views are scientifically based, and I believe that the research to date suggests that the universe, namely Earth, was created via happenstance and the life on it has...
see what Im saying here, the bottom one is soooooo much easier on the eyes.