Okay, now I got it where your wrong assumption came from. It seems weird to me that you took it as if I was focusing on one part of the comic's idea (all atheists are as annoying as Christians), almost like as if I was ignoring the second, concluding part (good that you've found a way to feel superior). People usually perceive things like that as a whole, not just partially. I was agreeing with the whole idea (the way I understood it), but for most part it was just a tongue-in-cheek response to nieh.
Originally Posted by PilZ-E
I said it would be the same as me saying all Christians are like Fred Phelps, because I can't very well say something like that about agnostics or apatheists.
You see now? First you're coming off as if I was criticizing this thread because I am religious and feel offended, then after my reply where I distinctly stated that I am not, you're saying that you didn't really think I'm religious and only now I have pretty much forced you to admit that you used a simple guess as a base for your assumptions. Why sidestepping if you know you're going to get cornered? A hope that I'd calm down and leave it as it is?
It had crossed my mind that you may be religious...
You are correct. That's what I said in my first post, that what I had to explain to you in my second post... Took quite a bit to accept that, huh?
but I assume you were the type of person that just wanted nothing to do with it and didn't really care either way.
But they haven't said anything that could be interpreted as if they were offended by this thread unless you have a strong urge to look them like they were. Want me to quote them? Scratch the latter For Real's posts because they weren't there back then.
I can't really tell if you think that your intuition is a reliable enough source for throwing assumptions in internet with such confidence, without any sign of doubt, or was it just another attempt to sidestep my question.
Yes, I think it's the latter, you just making best you can not to sound like anything you said might have been wrong.
Anyway Free?, feel free to reply and talk about how stagnant and repetitive the conversation is, repeating yourself for the 4th time. I think it has more to do with you being offended by the thread than really caring about repetition.
...the part about being offended was only partially addressed to you, and partially addressed to other people who have posted in this thread and said literally nothing.
Now I doubt that, scales aren't as balanced as they were.
again what you said reminded me of something and I posted it in a way that seemed like a response to you, I should have clarified.
I'm not sure if I feel defensive, quite opposite tbh, but that doesn't matter much if I keep it constructive, right? The thing is: it took so much effort to make you accept what I was saying in my first two posts, that were so lucid and straightforward. You just couldn't accept that I was honest. Instead you assumed that I'm an offended theist and tried to pick on me. I may have missed the point of comic which I instantly admitted, but you assumed again that I was interpreting the pic like you wanted me to, again wrongly and again you didn't show any sign of doubt. Why? Because it fitted your first assumption nicely and would make a good argument against religious myself. And while I kept disproving nearly every your point against me, you kept holding on, slowly realizing that your intuition failed you this time, but still sidestepping back and forth just to avoid being proven wrong. If I'd let it all go, you wouldn't admit a thing, so while I very very likely look like ways too much obsessed with this, but that's the only way to dig through your evasiveness. Also, you're not letting any prey go away either.
But from your first post or so, you came across pretty defensive.
Now tell me, was there anything I said wrong? Or am I completely correct?
That's describes you quite neatly. Good poster or not, remember that you aren't flawless and that sometimes you might be wrong. And then, remember that it's better to re-evaluate your own points before judging your opponent's.
He's not as clever as he likes to think
He's just ambitious with his arguing
Before you speak think about what you're trying to say.
Who else is there to blame for miscommunication?