I just spent time reviewing the complete discussion (which is from 2016 until today) with Kafei/Jimmy on the AtheisticRepublic site. It is with…profound…?sadness but mixed with rage then tempered with pity followed indignation covered with incredulity showered with…well…a sense of hopelessness? that I read every single post.
To say Kafei is at least consistent is like saying a frogs butt is watertight.
I wouldn't compare what you've read from 2016 to now. I've had plenty of time since then to refine my ability to speak on these topics, and hold a slightly different position today. Initially, I would say the Perennial philosophy is outside how theism or atheism is ordinarily conceived, and it is. However, in my 2017 call into The Atheist Experience, the screener asked, "Are you atheist or theist," and I said, "Neither," and Matt had a huge issue with that from the get go. I had a prepared a question that day to ask, and I didn't even get to ask it. Fortunately, the screener typed it out on Matt's screen, and it was addressed after Matt hung up. So, since then I've come to recognize the Perennialist view as a theist stance. Ralph Cudworth, the person who coined the word "theism" was also one of these Cambridge Platonist who was also an adherent of the Perennial philosophy.
He used every. Single. Phrase. He tried to use here. One person even called him out on his behavior this month citing his plagiarism and editing posts after the fact from the 2016 portion of the thread (with exacting evidence provided).
You're speaking of Nyarlathotep's weak attempt to lampoon me. I admitted it was a Terence McKenna quote. Not to mention it was over 4 years ago. This is what atheists do when they don't have any real arguments, they attempt to rely on these tactics, lampooning, ad hominem, straw manning, etc. It's the final fig leaf, it's the final resort of the pseudo-intellectual. Instead of addressing the actual points I bring currently, they want to dwell and attempt to attack something that is well in the past, and essentially irrelevant to today.
It's basically what happened to me at freethoughtsblog with t90bb who also attempted to lampoon, when it was him that typed out the BS he accused me of on that thread. t90bb is JayWalker403, a troll among you that's obviously got you all fooled. John Iacoletti even admitted that he blocked me due to the fact that he was tired of atheists whining to get me banned. I didn't break any rules or anything like that, it was literally due to social outcry. Even John David Balla took issue upon the fashion in which I was banned, he noted that John said he was just sick and tired of the constant e-mails, and so he did it basically out of "moderator fatigue." Further evidence of this is that it's not the first time it has happened. I've had people defend me on other forums for the very same thing. I attribute to the fact atheists don't want to dig into the deeper issues, they're content being atheists.
One person reminded me so much of me that I momentarily wondered if I was posting on the site in a fugue state. He was called dishonest, he was called out on his misinterpretation of just about every piece of evidence he tried to present, he was taken to task over his ‘heroic dosage’ concept, and despite increasing levels of being debunked in post after post, he appeared just as incapable of understanding as he did on this site.
Are you talking about when Old man shouts was confusing ODing which would consist of a toxic or fatal dose in contrast to a "heroic dose"? Because these are definitely two different things. I understand from your vantage point, you think I've somehow been debunked. Well, I've got news for you. The science I advocate has not been debunked, my friend. I'm also not misrepresenting the scientific research in the slightest. Another false charge that's been accused me of me that not a single atheist here nor there has been able to demonstrate.
I’ll probably take the time to post my thoughts on the thread. I feel an obligation bc it was fascinating to see essentially on that site everything we went thru with him on this site. In hindsight, I think it is clear that the decision to ban him from this blog was highly, highly appropriate.
Why? So, you could develop your own narrative against me, and then feel as though I was justified in being banned by John's moderator fatigue? Why don't you post here and speak to me directly instead of criticizing me afar and completely straw manning my entire position?
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