That which follows is a discussion I had with a certain Neo from the The (pseudo) Skeptic Arena with whom I have had many interactions all of which, including this parsed one, you can find here.
Picking up where we left off, Neo replied
Ken Ammi, always a pleasure to hear from you. What do you have for me this time? Well, friend I will admit that I am dyslexic and that English is my second language so if you want to pick on me for grammatical errors fell free. Ken, “fell free?” See what I mean Ken? You aren’t totally stupid (well, maybe you are, but that isn’t your only problem) – you need to stop responding hysterically, letting your emotions override your brain. You need to start thinking before firing from the gut. You are also extremely mentally lazy. How hard would it have been for you to have proofread that first sentence and to have corrected that mistake before sending it? 20 seconds? For Christ’s sake Ken, it’s the first sentence in the reply. It’s like getting the facts wrong about Genesis and showing everyone that you never even read the first book. Ken, I am here to help. It’s obvious that your God has no interest in helping you, or saving you embarrassment. That is probably why He enriches all those shysters and con artists while laughing at your pathetic pleas for quarters and dollars: “A plea: I have to pay for server usage and have made all content on this website free and always will. I support my family on one income and do research, writing, videos, etc. as a hobby. If you can even spare $1.00 as a donation, please do so: it may not seem like much but if each person reading this would do so, even every now and then, it would add up and really, really help.” Ken, I just can’t get enough of that one. That’s better than most of what I see on freeway off ramps. Seeing you prostrate, begging for alms, while all those preachers around you tour the country in their Lear Jets is almost as funny to me as it is to your God. No wonder you and your friends sit around bad-mouthing successful Christians. Your jealousy must be eating your guts out. You claim that you have already provided a reason, and not merely an emotive assertion, for concluding that the Passover events were evil: please simply send me the quotations from your previous replies. Ken, you can access the brutal, and very public, [***]-whoopin’ that you have been receiving, simply by scrolling down to the section marked “previous emails.” You claim that I have defended “God’s murder of innocent children by asking why it was evil?” No Ken, you screwed up again. I said the exact opposite (damn, but you are one dense dude). Your question did not defend God’s murders – it only demonstrated that you lack the mental capacity of the average 5-year-old child to discern right from wrong. which is a literally incoherent statement. Ken, don’t sweat it. It’s not your incoherent statements that bother me; it would be the heart attack I would suffer if you ever wrote a coherent statement … that bothers me. But that is so unlikely that I don’t think I’ll be needing to unpack the heart paddles anytime soon. The order of events needs to be: Neo elucidates why it is evil, Ken takes it from there. Since you have not done your part, I have been left with nothing to do. Ken, have you ever heard the saying “When you are in a hole … QUIT DIGGING!” Keep in mind that you are the one that stated, “ANY 5-year-old, and they could explain it to you” so why can you not do so? Ken, it’s not “that stated ” but “who stated.” Ken, if your parents weren’t able to teach you right from wrong, what makes you think I could? You are a grown man yet you still need others to explain to you why murdering innocent babies is wrong. You are a very sick individual Ken. But the saddest part is your inability to see what is so obvious to everyone else … even 5-year-olds. But I cannot imagine a better example of how religion destroys the brain. So you’ve got that goin’ for you. You claim that I “tried to defend David Wood”: please simply send me the quotations from when I did so. Sorry Ken, it is not my responsibility to keep your records for you. If you can’t find them, then it’s probably better that you just move on. But you and Wood both exhibit the inability to understand the difference between right and wrong. Wood apparently thought it was okay to bash in his father’s skull with a hammer and leave him in a pool of blood to die. So I’m still anxious to see the two of you in the Octagon. Please keep me on your email list and advise me when the tickets become available. (By the way Ken, I’ve added Wood to the email list because, as I’ve said before, I don’t believe in doing and saying things behind people’s backs. I should have included him sooner, but since the entire email exchange is included in the attachment – he can bring himself up to speed). I would imagine that from your perspective this is a case of you asserting that I defended David Wood by asking why his actions were evil. Well Ken, imagining is what you do best. Same as above: you failed to elucidate why it was evil and thus, left me nothing to do—as anyone can read from that exchange here. Recall that you wrote, “The world can only hope that people like David Wood, Ken Ammi, and all the other conservative Christians, catch Zika or Malaria and disappear from the face of the Earth…‘You People’ are the most despicable, violent, sub-humans on the planet…” Ken, I pretty much nailed it on that one, didn’t I? And as for my support for that claim, just open any history book and start reading wherever you want. In fact, I’ll even suggest a book to start with … the Bible. It is an tragedy that you are so filled with hatred, Ken, I don’t consider it a tragedy. In fact, that hatred is what I use for fuel. It is what drives me. And the sooner we can remove all the turds from this cesspool (like you and Wood), the sooner we can move out of the Medieval Age of Ghost Worship and into a modern civilized society. (and it is “a tragedy” not “an tragedy”) please reconsider, “God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Ken, I would have thought that you would have learned by now not to quote scripture to someone who knows the Bible far better than you ever will … but obviously you haven’t. Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Ken, since God admitted that He deeply regretted making man, can you even imagine how much He regrets making you? That might explain why you are humiliating yourself on the internet in front of everyone, begging for alms to feed your family. Just sayin’ neo (to see previous email exchange, open non-viral attachment)
PS – Ken, I just remembered, David Wood blocked my emails and ran for the safety of his “Safe Space.” So I’ll leave it up to you if you want to forward this to him or not.
Friend, you are so very eager to avoid the issue that now you want to play grammar police or something. I tell you that I am dyslexic and that English is my second language and rather than empathy your response is to launch a personal attack upon me. Well, as I noted: your goal was to base your life on spreading hatred and you have succeeded in that regard. The problem with using hatred as a fuel is that it is a dangerous and unstable fuel and burn you up every time you use it. Now, with that bit of hand waving from you out of the way, how about actually dealing with the issue at hand. I asked you to “simply send me the quotations from your previous replies” and you are simply unable to since you have failed time and again to justify your condemnations. This means that they are not even condemnations but mere emotivism. I also ask you to prove that I “‘tried to defend David Wood’: please simply send me the quotations from when I did so” and you are simply unable to. Yet, I kept the record and that which you claimed simply does not exist. Now, you are making a fundamental mistake: I am not asking you to explain to me why murdering innocent babies is wrong. Rather, you have to explain to me why you think that murdering innocent babies is wrong.
So, let us try it this way: I, Neo, believe that murdering innocent babies is wrong because _______________ (simply fill in the blank).
While you are at it, see my book Pop-Atheist Bible Expositors starring Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Dan Barker, and Neil deGrasse Tyson and also my book Reasons for Being An Atheist: A Comprehensive Guide
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