Re: Christian bona fides (was "Stephen Jones" <>: Re: evolution-digest ...)

Stephen Jones (
Wed, 27 May 1998 06:05:58 +0800


On Thu, 21 May 1998 22:37:54 -0400, Ed Brayton wrote:

>>SJ>Read what I said again. >>

>JWB>(sigh). I did, Stephen. If you wrote more briefly, I'd read you stuff
>>more carefully.

EB>Uh, oh, Burgy. You did a <sigh>. This is an ad hominem attack, according
>to Mr. Jones.

Technically it is an ad hominem, because Burgy here tries to shift the blame
from himself for not reading my words "more carefully" to me, for not writing
more briefly. But it is the *sheer volume* of Glenn's ad hominems that is the
issue, not the odd ad hominem that shows up in everyone's posts, even

EB> Tsk, tsk. Now you're gonna have to prove your "Christian
>bona fides" to him or risk his anger. <G>

Burgy already has. Unlike Glenn Burgy and other Christians have in the past
stated, directly or indirecty, their "Christian bona fides".

But keep trying to raise smokescreens! I don't mind one bit. Others may also
start to think that you are going to an awful lot of effort to avoid stating what
"theory of evolution" you are "a staunch advocate of". If you keep evading
the question much longer, I (and no doubt others) will have to conclude that
you don't really know what "theory of evolution" you are "a staunch advocate


"Evolution is the greatest engine of atheism ever invented."
--- Dr. William Provine, Professor of History and Biology, Cornell University.

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