“Are Militant Atheists Using Chemtrails to Poison the Angels in Heaven?”
Writer Bob Cesca found a rare example where the phrase “There is NO Debate!” is actually true, and then proceeded to get punked.
I generally dislike the phrase “There is no debate!” I dislike it because it is seldom true. In fact, it is usually used IN debate, by one side, to shut the other side down. It’s not simply saying “You’re idea is wrong and I disagree with it.” It is saying “You’re argument doesn’t exist and we aren’t even having this conversation … that we are having.”
There are plenty of cases where I feel a debate simply isn’t worth my time, either because I find the other side’s argument to be silly, or because I think attempting to change someone’s opinion on a subject is futile. But refusing to participate in a debate doesn’t render the debate non-existent. If there is more than one side in a debate, then clearly the debate exists.
“There is no debate: Cheetos are better than Funyuns!” Does my declaring that render the opinions of all Funyun lovers non-existent? Case closed, right? Time to move on.
Anyway, I happened across this article the other day: There Is No Debate Between Science and Creationism; Science is the Only ‘Side’ by Bob Cesca at The Daily Banter. It’s kind of one of those topics I alluded to previously that I don’t feel is worth my time to debate because I feel the other side’s argument is dumb and because I’m not going to change anybody’s opinion. But again, just because I don’t think it’s worth my time to debate, it doesn’t mean the debate doesn’t exist!
Here is the fourth paragraph from that article:
The other day, I read an article about a gaggle of weirdos who believe that militant atheists are using chemtrails to murder angels. This isn’t Alex Jones territory, it’s Alex Jones fever dream territory — a perfect storm of derangement, paranoia and religious fanaticism. Shall we commence a two-sided debate about this? No way. There’s one side that’s real and… nothing else. Atheists aren’t in any universe committing genocide against angels using chemtrails and, yes, evolution is reality.
Chemtrails used by an evil atheist Illuminati to poison angels? How FUCKING COOL is THAT! It’s like all of the conspiracy theories in the world rolled up into one! It just needs a UFO component, and maybe a chupacabra or some crop circles or something. But you know, with a little tweak here and there, I’m sure those could be added. I practally got a hard-on, I was so excited. Naturally, I rushed to read about this wonderful angel poisoning scheme immediately!Hard Dawn.com article to realize that you were reading parody, didn’t it? Delicious, awesome parody to be sure, but parody non-the-less. It takes only a modicum of healthy skepticism to go “Whoa!” when you’re about two paragraphs into that article; to stop reading and look around the rest of the site and to Google the name of the author.
I guess Bob Cesca is missing that modicum of healthy skepticism, because he somehow mistook this article as serious. In his error though, he inadvertently offered an example of where the phrase “There is no debate!” is true. There is in fact no debate on the subject of atheists poisoning angels. There is no secret cadre of atheistic evil-doers bent on poisoning all the angels as they flutter about, doing whatever the fuck angels do.
So when Bob Cesca said:
There’s one side that’s real and… nothing else. Atheists aren’t in any universe committing genocide against angels using chemtrails and, yes, evolution is reality.
He was right … by accident! He thought however, that there WAS a debate — that he had stumbled across a group of people that held a view opposite his. And his assertion that atheists “aren’t in any universe committing genocide” was his snappy retort to the other side’s argument. But in reality, the other side never existed and Bob was just yapping into the wind. Then again, maybe Bob is simply a “chemtrail denier” who will regret his inaction as I and the rest of the atheistic illuminati take control of the world. Hah hah haaaaa! 🙂