Manata Ja Ja Redux
Manata is at it again:
I've applied a rear naked choke hold to Aaron Kinney (see the two posts below this one). He's tapped out and now passed out.
Actually, I got sick of his insulting behavior before he started posting about me obsessively. I guess he misses the attention. Well maybe I'll give him some. Now it's time for me to write a "devastating critique," and show that Manata shouldn't play with adults, as he might get hurt. Observe Manata's total oblivion:
He accused me of "quote mining," apparently forgetting that he's the one who asked me for quotes!I think he's upset because all my sources were from atheists and evolutionists.
To borrow a phrase from myself, "WTF?" He doesn't know what quote mining is! He couldn't have made it any more obvious. And all this time, he's talking about how he's whooping my intellectual ass. This, my friends, is irony. Oh, the irony. Now I will quote from the evil, secular Wikipedia:
Quote mining is the practice of compiling quotes from large volumes of literature or spoken word. The term is used derogatorily to accuse the "quote miner" of cherry picking and misquotation, where favorable positions are amplified or falsely suggested, and unfavorable positions in the same text are excluded or otherwise obscured.
The term is particularly used by proponents of the theory of evolution to denounce proponents of creationism, because creationists sometimes present long lists of quotes of mainstream scientists who allegedly acknowledge their criticisms.
The expression is also sometimes used in a slightly weaker sense, merely meaning that a quote is being used to support an idea that the original author rejects. In this second case, even a quote which is accurate can be considered a mined quote.
Manata went on for three posts, all proud of himself and finally feeling intellectually adequate, until I ruined his bliss and exposed his ignorance. He didn't understand my criticism, and he spent three posts attacking the wrong thing, gloating about how he was vanquishing me with his intellectual superiority. Ironically, during this time, he was burying himself deeper by continuing his quote mining for all three posts. Whoops!
He tries to equate ancient materialism with evolution with one quote... What is this guy doing? He even went so far as to change his song. At first, he called evolution a religion, but now it seems he's calling evolution an ancient philosophy. Quite a big difference there. Which one is it Paul? I'm convinced now that religion is a mental disorder (just kidding, I was convinced of that long ago). With post titles like "Not Ready to Let 'em up From The Mat Yet..." I got to wonder, who's he wrestling?
Anyway, Manata thinks he's standing on top of the mountain waving his sword and beating his chest in victory. What he doesn't know is that the sword he waves is paper and the real warriors are fighting in the valley below.