Essay: A fourth open letter to a New Zealand atheist
|“||Dude, use your account here and engage. You can’t declare victory otherwise. Really easy to say “I won” without actually having anyone to spar with. Do it or lose - you either start a discussion or you’re a coward. Prove me wrong....||”|
A few points
1. I did engage with the members of your atheist/agnostic wiki in the past and if you want me to invest in doing so again, please read the material below as it makes a reasonable request.
2. You never really engaged my arguments that I offered in the below essays and instead used the fallacy of exclusion.
- Essay: An Open Letter to a New Zealand atheist
- Essay: A Second Open Letter to a New Zealand atheist
- Essay: A Third Open Letter to a New Zealand atheist
3. The IP address issue.
I attempted to use a proxy service to edit your wiki, but it didn't work. And I don't wish to pay for a VPN to edit your wiki (unless the members of your wiki grant my reasonable request below). And I certainly don't wish to disclose my IP address to members of your wiki.
An excerpt from Conservapedia's Sun Tzu article:
Sun Tzu (c. 400 B.C.) was the author of The Art of War, a classic Chinese treatise on military strategy. Sun Tzu's strategies and tactics utilize the "Eastern tradition of strategy that emphasizes outwitting an opponent through speed, stealth, flexibility, and a minimum of effort."
Giving up my IP address or paying for a VPN would violate Sun Tzu's principles of stealth and/or minimum of effort/resources. By the way, a majority of the User: Conservative editing team still edits Conservapedia. You still haven't figured out how many editors the User: Conservative editing team consists of.
If you wish me to once again engage with the members of your wiki at your wiki which will require an investment of time and treasure, the members of your wiki will need to satisfy my reasonable request below.
4. Although your wiki falsely claims I brag about my debating abilities, I have frequently indicated words to the effect of: "As much as I hate to do it, I am afraid I am going to have to declare victory on behalf of all Christendom. And it is not due to my debating prowess, but due to the utter weakness of your argumentation and atheistic ideology."
More importantly, numerous atheists have declared that the "atheist movement is dead" or that it is dying. See also: Decline of the atheist movement and Morale of the atheist movement and European desecularization in the 21st century
|“|| It is a hard time to be an atheist activist. This has affected us. And it has affected our community...
...it has really affected us. We are suffering a level of defeatism that I have never seen before...
We feel the loss. And we feel like we have lost. We feel like we lost the election... We see this cascade of attack coming down at us over and over from all different directions and we feel like it's over. I have heard so many times it makes me sick. It makes me sad. It feels like we lost.
The apathy that follows. It doesn't matter. We can't win anyways. It's useless to fight. This apathy is infecting us. It's hurting us.
And people are reacting to each other now. And so that is causing a division. Lots and lots of division in our movement. Hard, bad division... And that has resulted in a splintering and factioning of the movement that I have never seen before and none of us have.
In other words, we're in a bad situation and it's getting worse.
Mr. Ace McWicked, the value of sparring is to test one's mettle. To see if one has the morale courage to get up after one has been knocked down and to learn how to defend oneself in response to an opponent in real world situations.
Ace, atheists have clearly fallen down. And as much as you may hit to admit it, Christendom still strands strong and is expected to grow in the 21st century while global atheism is expected to shrink in global market share (see: Global atheism statistics and Future of Christianity).
The prominent historian Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University, indicates that he believes Christianity faces a "bright future" worldwide (See also: Global Christianity).
According to MacCulloch, "Christianity, the world's largest religion, is rapidly expanding – by all indications, its future is very bright."
AceMcWiked, if you or the members of your wiki wish to spar with me at your wiki again, first try to knock down Conservapedia's present atheism article via a complete rebuttal article. So far the members of your wiki have not made any serious attempt to do so because frankly they cannot due to the complete weakness of atheist ideology.
"And therefore those skilled in war bring the enemy to the field of battle and are not brought there by him." - Sun Tzu
5. Track record of atheists in atheism vs. Christianity debates.
Ace, have your read the below articles?
User: Conservative essays can be found at:
- At a wiki run by atheists/agnostics
- The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China, including The Art of War - Amazon
- Sun Tzu Compared to Clausewitz by Walter S. Zapotoczny
- The “Atheism Movement:” Dead or Alive?, Freethought Blogs
- Atheist activist Seth Andrews keeps seeing reports on social media and the media that the atheist movement is dying, Examining Atheism
- Atheist Aron Ra indicates the atheist movement is dead. Now that that Aron Ra has surrendered...., Examining Atheism
- The Day the Atheist Movement Died by Jack Vance at Atheist Revolution
- Jennifer McCreight on Twitter about the Elevatorgate scandal destroying the atheist movement, Jen McCreight, Twitter
- David Silverman - How the Mighty Get Back Up
- Historian predicts 'bright future' for Christianity
- The Stork Theory By Allan C. Carlson, February 28, 2018