Whacko Cults

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Whacko Cults

In this post, I'm going to mention an RRS link that was posted in Carl Maychurch's guest book. It's the one that led me to RRS.


Its title is
With particular reference to the dead link
http://www.rationalresponders.com/fallacies_commonly_employed_against_materialism_refuted ,
and to posts of
kellym78  (RRS Core Member, Author, and Website Administrator) and
Hambydammit  (RRS Author and Website Administrator).

I'm also going to mention
It's from the same thread (SUPPOSED TO BE POST 392)


A big part of the stock in trade of any whacko cult is that people who don't see things their way must be stupid and/or have bad intentions. So one warning sign of a group being a whacko cult is when its members believe or pretend there's no valid or even honest reasons to doubt it's dogmas. That's why when anyone makes a post to a whacko cult's site about problems with the dogmas, the cult members just ignore it or blow it off with superficial 3 second sound bites. As far as they're concerned, those problems can't possibly really exist. And any member who might happen to know better keeps their mouth shut.

I sure don't have to give anyone at RRS any examples of the Buybullical Cretinists doing this. Y'all can see read about the same behavior from RRS in the Post 292 I mentioned. http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/13976?page=9#comment-171369 . Be sure to look for any replies to it in that thread. I didn't find any, or to later ones by the same guy later on in the thread. Except for one near the end from an RRS member who replied when he was drunk over problems at work. I don't know why the author said what he did about replies at the start of post 325 in the thread (http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/13976?page=6#comment-172288).

So where do we stand now? A year and a half down the road from when RRS made the posts that 292 describes (http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/13976?page=9#comment-171369) tells about, your link http://www.rationalresponders.com/fallacies_commonly_employed_against_materialism_refuted is still dead, and y'all are still making trite little posts like Magus´s posts like (http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/17428#comment-239886, number 2 in the thread), and  letting it slide when other RRS members make them.

When I tell people that RRS and the fundies are the sort of people we don't want to end up being, despite any of our philosophical differences, this sort of thing is one of my prime examples. Especially since y'all don't seem to want to even admit the existence of serious books that go into the problems with materialism. For example, the ones talked about in http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/13976?page=13#comment-173719 (POST 392) and http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/13976?page=9#comment-171369. (POST 292).

A good rule for exposing a whacko cult is to just keep them talking, and then let people see what the whackos avoid saying.

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Are you SURE you posted

Are you SURE you posted enough references?

Give me a few weeks to get through your post, and I'll come up with something.

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Im sorry Spiral, any

Im sorry Spiral, any arguement you thought you had... was rendered Null and Void by citing Paisley Threads as an example

(actually out of all those links, 1 doesnt exist on this site, 1 goes to a thread by you, the rest is Paisley... thus... do to my expert understanding of lower lifeforms, i deduce that you sir... are an alt account of Paisley)

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Paisley has done a

Paisley has done a remarkably good job of demonstrating the desperately incoherent and fallacy-ridden arguments for dualism, while attacking a strawman world-view he calls "atheist materialism". Which really doesn't represent what people here actually hold to, AFAICS.

Anyone concerned to defend the respectability of Dualism should disown him, rather than defend him.

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Hi Paisley.

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It's Still Dead, Y'all

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Just to let y'all know, the link





is still dead as a door nail. If it's got anything useful, why not fix it?