Monday, February 20, 2006
Comments, setting a lower level for stupidity, and "Jinx McHue."
You think I would have learned by now that, whenever I get involved in a discussion with the commenter once known as "Jinx McHue" (now going under the name "Jason"), it's going to end badly, with Jinx displaying such an appalling ignorance of simple Christian theology and scholarship, I finally have to just ban him from commenting.
(As an aside, note how I'm very careful to say that Jinx knows absolutely fuck-all about Christian scholarship, which generally involves having a clue about the history of the religion, its origins and so on. Jinx is certainly an expert at Christian apologetics, which represents the sort of thing you hear from Sunday morning TV preachers and should in no way be confused with actual scholarship.)
Back here, Jinx was howling with laughter over the suggestion that Genesis having two conflicting creation stories was, as I put it, "well known." When I pointed out that a simple Google search on that notion came back with over two million hits, his reaction was, well, what does that prove? And it's at that point where you know that any further discussion is pointless so I'm going to take some friends' advice and, once again, just delete any further comments from Jinx on this blog.
Jinx will, of course, claim victory and accuse me of censorship. Not at all -- anyone who wants to continue reading his ignorant swill is welcome to visit his blog here, where one is certain to find the latest in wretchedly dishonest Christian-based rubbish. I would never dream of trying to keep Jinx from publishing whatever asinine religious nonsense his little heart desires. But I reserve the right to decide that what he's posting here is just too stupid to waste any more time on.
To paraphrase a well-known saying, trying to educate Jinx is like trying to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of time, and it annoys the pig.