Joined: Mar. 2006
|Quote ("Rev Dr" Lenny Flank @ Mar. 29 2007,01:48)|
|Quote (Kristine @ Mar. 28 2007,11:50)|
|I also note, however, that the nastiest questions get replies, whereas some polite questions just dangle over there.|
That's because the fundies aren't really out to communicate anything --- they're mostly out to feed their massive martyr complexes and brag about how repressed they are . . .
A cyber-friend of mine on the DebunkCreation list did an experiment once that illustrated the point. For several months, whenever he wrote a message to a creationsit, he would flip a coin --- heads, he was nice and polite, tailes, he altered his nice polite message by gratuitously adding some insults and swear words.
Guess which got the larger number of creationist replies . . . (twice as much, IIRC) . . . .
Right on Lenny.
All this faux Postmodernist politeness as a practiced art form is to serve one purpose only.
Neutralize the opposition.
The content is completely irrelevant; it’s all about perception, in the most cynical way.
Here's how it works.
Cretin ..er I mean Creationist: "2 + 1 =4"
Potential convert: Are you sure? I think you'll find its 3.
C:2 + 1 =4 is scienteeficlly proven.
P: Now you’re being ridiculous
C: No I'm not; all our
imbecilic cult bible school knows this and its true. We get tax deducted dollars so we must be honest...right? We're rich beyond the dreams of avarice, huge public support, we pull strings in Washington, invade countries that piss us off and 80% of the population agrees with us. Show some respect.
P: You’re all a bunch of cunts.
C: We're 'oh so nice' and you make yourself look ugly and demented when we drive you nuts with our breathless inanity
P: You’re all a bunch disingenuous lying smarmy cunts.
C: Help were being treated like Jews under Nazism.
The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane