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Best Quote Ever

I am saying that they are wrong, they are reliably, verifiably, and factually incorrect. Richard Dawkins is wrong. Daniel C. Dennett is wrong. Christopher Hitchens is drunk, and he’s wrong. Michel Onfray is French, and he’s wrong. Sam Harris is so superlatively wrong that it will require the development of esoteric mathematics operating simultaneously in multiple dimensions to fully comprehend the orders of magnitude of his wrongness.

— Vox Day

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Posted on September 19, 2011, in Apologetics, Quotes and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Uh, why on earth is this the best? I find it a truly remarkably stupid example of argumentum ad ignorantiam, of someones poor understanding of the concepts talked about, an abuse of publicly decry unsubstantiated claims, underlined by obviously not knowing the meaning of ‘esoteric.’ In fact, it’s one of those quotes we atheists bring up as an example of how stupid the other side are allowing themselves to look like. Certainly you could bring forth some quotes that don’t paint you believers in such a silly way?

  2. Ah, Vox Day, one of the great thinkers.

    Or not.

  3. Is he saying that theism is reliably, verifiably true?

    How can theism be reliably verified?

  4. Surprise! The atheists think this is a dumb quote!

    I already knew you guys would, so why did you bother commenting?

    In answer to you, Alex, it’s awesome from the THEISTIC perspective. And I doubt it was meant seriously, or as an argument. So lighten up and try to have fun.

  5. Oh, I always have fun, however that shouldn’t justify stupidity. And it’s a bit scary that the quote is supposed to be awesome in a theistic perspective; you’re embracing unsubstantiated and stupid claims, said in a poor way, using words he doesn’t understand. And you think that is awesome? No, Cory, it makes you look stupid next to it, and hopefully that isn’t what you intended.

    Btw, I don’t think it’s a dumb quote. I have other words for it, and in a theistic sense, you should mostly be concerned with the condemning “ignorant” in this context.

    You know, most people when they hear that a quote they produced was stupid and that they look stupid next to it would look into the reasons for why that might be. It isn’t always that the opposing side is wrong just because you don’t normally see it their way; some times they are absolutely right, and if you take the pursuit of truth seriously, then you should take this seriously as well. The quote makes you look stupid. Deal with it, or embrace it.

    • I’ve replied in full here, since a comment couldn’t contain the depth I went into.

      I really don’t see what is wrong with the quote, and I’ve tried to explain it from my perspective. If I still have it wrong, then feel free to argue a point instead of just baldly asserting that the quote is stupid, poorly stated, argues from ignorance, etc. Please substantiate that.

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