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I'm not religious and I don't make fun of religion either, so I don't really have a dog in this fight, but the deist didn't really make his point at all. Neither did the christian, but the deist was taking the moral/logical high ground. Another note: I do not view homosexuality as wrong in any way.

 

First, the strawman fallacy in his argument: "Still haven't sold me on the whole 'God hates Gays' thing." At no point did the christian say "God hates gays", and a person can find an act wrong without hating someone who does it (i.e. when a kid disobeys his parents, his actions do not necessarily lead to his parents hating him, even though he may be punished for them).

 

Second, "Why would an almighty God care about someones [sic] religion?", answered with, "he wants them to follow him", which is discounted by an attack on "God's" personality; ("Your God sounds like a narcissist.") this is clearly a diversionary tactic.

 

I'm not attacking or defending either side, but the fact that this conversation is used to show the perceived mental "superiority" of one group over another irks me. Even if the conversation were about the whether or not all kittens should be drowned, I'd still point out any flagrant logical errors in the pro-kitten argument.

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What I don't get is the person thinks homosexuality is wrong, because his "God" thinks it's wrong. Make up your own damn mind on homosexuality, rather than being fed some religious BS.

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What I don't get is the person thinks homosexuality is wrong, because his "God" thinks it's wrong. Make up your own damn mind on homosexuality, rather than being fed some religious BS.

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I'm not religious and I don't make fun of religion either, so I don't really have a dog in this fight, but the deist didn't really make his point at all. Neither did the christian, but the deist was taking the moral/logical high ground. Another note: I do not view homosexuality as wrong in any way.First, the strawman fallacy in his argument: "Still haven't sold me on the whole 'God hates Gays' thing." At no point did the christian say "God hates gays", and a person can find an act wrong without hating someone who does it (i.e. when a kid disobeys his parents, his actions do not necessarily lead to his parents hating him, even though he may be punished for them).Second, "Why would an almighty God care about someones [sic] religion?", answered with, "he wants them to follow him", which is discounted by an attack on "God's" personality; ("Your God sounds like a narcissist.") this is clearly a diversionary tactic.I'm not attacking or defending either side, but the fact that this conversation is used to show the perceived mental "superiority" of one group over another irks me. Even if the conversation were about the whether or not all kittens should be drowned, I'd still point out any flagrant logical errors in the pro-kitten argument.

 

Keeping me in line, nice. Maybe it was a superiority problem on my part but I just wanted to post this argument for the forums enjoyment.

 

Oh and I wasn't representing a group, I was representing myself.

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What I don't get is the person thinks homosexuality is wrong, because his "God" thinks it's wrong. Make up your own damn mind on homosexuality, rather than being fed some religious BS.
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I have to say that the theist came across much better than the non religious chappy. The one think that irks me about religious people is when they try to convert me. So when atheists go round trying to "convert" the theists I see that as no better. Each to their own, let everyone be as long as they aren't hurting anyone.

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I have to say that the theist came across much better than the non religious chappy. The one think that irks me about religious people is when they try to convert me. So when atheists go round trying to "convert" the theists I see that as no better. Each to their own, let everyone be as long as they aren't hurting anyone.

 

Wait, really? I felt that the religious guy was trying to convert the athiest by saying like "open your mind up, let him into your life" or whatever.

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