So here is a great way to waste one's time. I mentioned that there is a Muslim guy in the office. The other day he invited me to watch two videos. I told him that I would watch the videos and comment on them if he agreed to read the comments I wrote. He agreed.
I watched both videos and they were both videos I had already seen of Islamic Apologists. The first one was asked "What scientific evidence is there for the existence of God." He talked for about 15 minutes, attacking a straw-man atheist position, using a causal argument and then asserting a man made object and the naturally occurring world were exactly the same. I quoted this man, listed all the fallacies, and did a detailed analysis of his assertions.
The second video was horrible. The question the man was asked was about the same. "What evidence is there for the existence of Allah?" Right off the bat, first words from his mouth, "Only a well prepared mind will be able to understand my answer. Most people can not understand." FUCK! I read the Emperor's New Clothes when I was 9. I wasn't falling for that one. The man didn't even come close to answering the question. He went on a rant that did not even seem related to any known apologetic and as he did so, kept mentioning that only a well prepared mind would understand his unsupported assertions.
So, I handed the guy at work the 4 sheets of paper, clearly quoting what had been said and the simple and rational responses.
Today I asked him if he had read the papers. "No, I tore them up." he said.
"What? Why did you do that? You said you would read them. Would you like to sit down and go over the videos together sometime?"
"No. Let's not talk about religion any more."
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ....... It is work and I will have to drop it. I just thought to myself "WHAT A FUCKING COWARD!"
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