Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Skeptripe #4: "Just Words"

Welcome back to "Skeptripe," where I expose words and phrases used by so-called "Skeptics" and Athiests that are overused, misused, or just plain stupid.

"Skeptics" often like to use dirty words and vulgar language, then say that it doesn't make their arguments wrong. "The words I use don't matter," the "Skeptics" will say, "only the facts and evidence and the reasoning behind them."

As usual, the "Skeptics" are dead wrong. Their claim doesn't even make sense! Of course it matters what words you use in your argument! If I say "The Bible is the inerrant Word of the Almighty God," I'm making a true argument. By the "Skeptic" logic, if instead I used the words "Lap Mart force blob demilitarized Toad men sex Underwear Poltroon," it would be just as valid an argument, because the facts and evidence and reasoning behind Biblical inerrancy are all that matter. This is obviously absurd: those words are nonsense, therefore it clearly matters what words I use in my argument.

"Skeptics" want to have their cake and eat it too; they want to look smart because they're all snobby intellectual elitists, but they also want to use the language of the bums in the gutter and the sailors in their bell bottoms and little capes. They need to pick a side--either pretend to be better than everyone and talk like it, so we can see what you are, or recognize that you're the fallen Godless waste of society and talk like that.

I think it boils down to Godlessness as usual. The "Skeptic" Athiests don't understand that God made language Himself, but (like everything else) it was corrupted by Man's sins, which is why He had to split it up at Babel. When sin entered language, it caused things like confusion and offensiveness, and vulgar words are like pure sin in letter form. God wants us to use higher words, words that are closer to the ones He created. He can't stand to hear sinful words, and neither can Godly people. When "Skeptics" use naughty words, they're saying "I am a sinful being, fallen away from my Creator, and my words are sinful words designed only to separate others from God." I know I don't need to tell you that the only proper course of action is to stop reading then and there, and to express your sincere offense to that sort of talk. Remind them that people who have to resort to such language are of lower intelligence (otherwise, why wouldn't they have accepted God?) and that it shows how angry and desperate they are.

Remember, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (Jhn. 1:1). When "Skeptics" and Athiests use bad words, they are attacking God Himself. And they say that words don't matter.

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