Religious people and “faitheists”— my term for nonbelievers who feel that religion is good for society as a whole—have been using a new strategy against atheists. Like good debaters, they aim to put us on the defensive, insisting that we deal with this or that Deep Theological Book (the latest “must-read” is David Bentley Hart’s The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss), or we answer this or that argument, or we read every “sophisticated” theologian in the history of Christianity. And if we don’t, well, then they won’t regard us as serious atheists. (As if they would anyway!) But I also realized that we can turn the tables on these people. After all, they’re the ones making unevidenced claims about reality, not us. So I propose that, when debating the religious, nonbelievers start using two tu quoque arguments.
A feature of Twitter I think is actually kind of cool is the ability to import and export block lists. Having a jumping off point of must block morons would’ve made my first few months on there much easier. I..
With rivers still days from cresting this catastrophic hurricane will require all of us to do what we can to help our fellow Americans. Here is a collection of links to help you donate and provide help to the victims..
from Bart Erhman
According to Twitter “A list is a curated group of Twitter accounts. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the accounts..
Getting stuck in a thread full of people means there is very little hope of being untagged from the conversation. Twitter has recently added the option to “mute a conversation” but it isn’t very user-friendly i.e. almost impossible to find…
One of the more annoying features of twitter’s war on free speech has to be the forced time-outs for simply using a word to describe someone else in an argument.. and depending on the word used, your time in the..
Your tweet says there are 6 replies but you only see 2. You have been blocked by someone but still want to know what they are saying. Enter the incognito browser window. If you can’t see replies chances are you..
If you are new to twitter or just experiencing something new.. here is a list of super useful twitter links. New Twitter User FAQs Twitter Support Center Fix a Problem Twitter Rules Reasons for Suspension Locked or Suspended Accounts Form..
Learning to use twitter’s search is super simple and it is a very powerful tool to locate pretty much any tweet you are trying to find. For example.. want to find tweets that took place between two users? just enter..
The first thing I do when someone blocks me is block them back. This way your tweets aren’t easily available to your blocker for them to use to report etc. Being blocked by someone on twitter means you won’t be..