I have debated this personally for about a week or so, but thanks to a recent commenter, I have made a final decision: I will no longer debate stupid people, no matter if the points I would counter with would be things other people can learn from. I will no longer approve stupid comments either. This is final.
I like the idea of debating different takes on what is written, and I love answering questions from people eager to learn, no matter their level of understanding. Having said that (or written), any back and forth with stupid people gets nobody anywhere.
I had just today this commenter who claims that Israel is run by some satanic group of people. His flavor- the illuminati. I had to question him about the current enemies of Israel, knowing how satanic they are, and wonder why Satan would go after himself? I made this point ad nauseum in my “Killing Christians Acceptable?” post that Jesus said Satan would not be divided against himself, so groups like Hamas, the UN, and others vehemently against Israel should show Israel is not run by some satanic incarnation. After asking him that question (or even before getting any reply), I asked myself “what is the point?” It’s useless to point out this undeniable fact because only a stupid person can deny it, yet deny it they will (and he did).
In my other reply to him, I pointed out some of those greatest hits of stupidity that I have received just recently. One is this nut that says Israel is run by satanic Edomites. He claims the NWO back in 1948 made Israel a nation so they can launch a Zionist coup of the world from it. I am not kidding. He’s also a white supremacist, but denies it, yet in his latest rant he went off about intermarrying with negroes. Remember the good ole days when white supremacists would just admit they are white supremacists? I watched them on Geraldo and Morton Downey Jr. Those white supremacists came out saying “I’m a white supremacist!” Now they deny it, but in the same breath rant against the negroes. In the interest of full disclosure, he used the words “negroes” and “negro”. I told him a while back that I won’t approve anymore of his comments, but he keeps trying. He recently called me an intellectual coward for not debating him. It is beyond his thinking ability to consider I am done with his stupidity. The analogy of him being so far behind in the race that he actually thinks he’s leading is as accurate as it can be stated. No clearly written Bible verse that needs no interpretation will change his mind, nor will pointing out the satanic enemies of the land of Israel. It’s those evil Edomites that run Israel, and I simply don’t possess his decoder glasses like in “They Live” that will let me see the real, hidden truth. I am an intellectual coward in his eyes, but in a contest of intellect he would be bringing a spork to a gunfight. (I liked that analogy so much I have used it twice.)
Another person recently said that Israel is run by Kenites, but again pointing out who the current enemies of the land of Israel are fell on deaf ears. One commenter believes that Paul was an evil Kenite, and none of his epistles should be considered part of the Bible. One commenter that I initially approved of, because I must have been in a hurry but later removed, claimed that John in Revelation revealed Jesus was the Antichrist through Greek numeric code. Did this person read the first three chapters of Revelation which showed the complete opposite? She had to, but since she’s stupid it had no affect on her thinking process. According to her, John THE APOSTLE OF JESUS CHRIST revealed Him to be the Antichrist!
So what qualifies stupidity, you may ask? Anything that flies so far in the face of Biblical or current event reality that only a stupid person can (A) believe it, or (B) come up with it in the first place. There are just too many stupid people coming here that take up my energy and time for me to handle, and there is absolutely nothing I can say to make them go “gee, I really should reconsider this line of thinking”.
I don’t know what more I can do. I believe in encouraging people who are learning, and even have differences of opinion with. I have stated over and over again that I do not like going tit-for-tat with people I debate with. Instead I ask questions they cannot answer or bring up points they cannot counter by their opinions, hoping they realize the errors of their thinking. Most ignore these questions and points, so I have realized it is futile to debate them. I will still help people who have differences of opinion, but once they ignore these questions I ask, then that’s it. If they say anything like Israel is run by some satanic group, then I won’t even start with them. I run my site. They don’t, and for far too long they have been running it by having me counter their relentless stupidity when I would have gotten just as far by saying “blah blah blah”. For anyone offended at this decision, there are plenty of places on the web that placate stupidity which believe all debate is good that you can find. After too many experiences with stupidity here, I know better.
UPDATE: I just had to let this one comment by Luke in to corroborate what I said in this post. This is the guy I just stated prompted me to make this decision, and right on cue comes up with the comment below. I rest my case. By the way, you should have seen the two he wrote that I trashed. They make this comment I approved look like it was written by Stephen Hawking.
9/1/14: I also want to convey, thanks to a recent comment, that I do not qualify people who are just learning as ‘stupid’. I want to make that clear. The last thing I want is for people to be afraid of writing me because I might label them this way. These people I gave examples of read the Bible a lot, but looked to have their hatred validated. This I won’t put up with any longer.