Other exchanges happened but I will spare you. Any insight...?"
FWIW, Michael, I've had the same type of experience. At one time I was
advised (by Kofahl, I believe) to break off my discussions with one
unbelieving person on the subject. I think he was afraid I'd be sucked in
by the philosophy! In many other discussions I find a curious reluctance
among YECers to continue into substantive issues. It seems to be a "God
diddit" mind set at work!
My God, as you say, "invented" philosophy; I find it fascinating, even
though I am not very good at it. I wonder what biblical basis the speaker
had for us to avoid it?
Thanks for the comments.