A couple of posts ago, I posted about how I will no longer discuss theology with atheists. The cliff’s notes reason why is that I consider it to be a waste of time, as their mind is made up and all they ever try to do is beat you over the head with their impotent version of logic, and treat you like you’re an idiot while they do so. Somehow they think that this will win people over to them, which leads me to believe they’re not playing with a full deck.
Predictably, some Very Brilliant Atheist Who Knows Much More Than I Do decided to comment on my blog and call me a coward for refusing to do so. This, of course, doesn’t bother me. But at the same time, the entitled attitude is worthy of calling out, so I shall.
Let me make one thing as perfectly and absolutely clear as I possibly can: No one, and I mean NO ONE, has a right to my attention if I choose not to give it.
Mark Twain said a long time ago, “Never argue with an idiot, for they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience”. And, quite frankly, that’s what the kind of atheist who would call someone a coward for refusing to engage with someone like them does. They seem to think that I, as a Christian or whatever they think I am, am somehow obligated to interact with them on any level that they demand I interact with them. They want to debate? Well, I’d better damn well debate then or they might, horrors, think I’m a coward. They want to discuss theology with me? Guess I’d better hop to it then. After all, I’m just a lowly Christian, I only exist for their entertainment.
That is NOT how it works. I don’t know how you think Christians should behave, but here’s how it works. You bait me, I tell you to fuck off, you go away. Nothing more, or less, than that. If I don’t want to interact with you on a topic, I will not interact with you on a topic, and whether you think I’m a coward is not material in the slightest, because I don’t care. I respect atheists. Atheists matter to me as people. Their opinions don’t, not at all, not even a little tiny bit. They can go on and do their atheist thing and talk amongst themselves and argue with willing Christians, and they can leave me the fuck alone. That’s how it’s going to work.
I blocked that commenter. And I will block any other commenter who comes here itching for a debate. I wil not debate you, I will not discuss with you, and you may go away.
I hope with this I’ve made myself sufficiently clear. Go bother someone who cares.