This reboot is dedicated to the juvenile idiots who, although they have been unapologetically banned from this blog, continue to read, comment, link to, and write about me, this blog, and this blog’s readers in other forums.
Trolls are narcissists and sadists. They crave attention, regardless if it’s positive or negative, and they enjoy causing others distress.
So, how should we respond to people who follow Dr. Dawkins’ advice to mock and ridicule Christians with contempt and in public?
• One reaction is to try to reason with the mockers and ridiculers.
• Another would be to mock and ridicule back.
• A third might be to invite them to, as we say here in the south, “take it outside.”
The problem with all these responses is that people who deliberately and with malice of forethought single out a group of people for public mockery and ridicule have, by their actions, placed themselves beyond the pale of civil society.
Their behavior is reprehensible. So long as they continue to engage in it, they do not deserve the courtesy of either replies or engagement of any sort. This is why I unceremoniously ban them.
If you have been banned from this blog you are, essentially, dead to me.
This means I won’t ever approve your comments or pingbacks, read your blog, engage with you on other blogs, or spend one second of my time caring about what you think of me or what I write.
If this is about you, grow the hell up and find something useful to do with your time. Despite what you may think, I don’t find you clever, intimidating, or threatening in the least.
Instead I find you sad, pathetic, embarrassing, not all that bright, and generally beneath contempt.
(h/t Public Catholic)