Well, Manata closed off his comments. He had this to say:
The reason comments are not allowed is because "Pressing the Antithesis" (PTA) is not a babysitting blog. PTA is not around for the purpose of allowing stupid comments. PTA is not around so that atheists can try out their philosophically inept arguments on my blog.
Manata clearly has no interest in apologetics or trying to convert anyone. He is only interested in spouting off his ideas and having Christians read them and agree with him. He has made himself as inaccessible as possible to those who don't believe in his Christian superstition. What's his major in college again?
So, I tried to allow comments here but atheists (who hate God's law) hated my laws and so they had to rebel. Anyway, comments are now removed. Any complaining atheist only has himself to blame now.
Well, as soon as Manata put in rule #6, I stopped posting sarcastic comments. As soon as Manata put in rule #7, I stopped posting about the FSM. I then posted one question about the scriptural support for his claim that sin makes people stupid, then I decided that I it wouldn't be worth it posting in his comments anymore. But that wasn't enough for Paul. After some dialogue between him and I on this blog, he decided to close the comments. As far as I know, the last atheist post on his comments was my question about scripture. I guess that legitimate, on topic question was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Manata finishes off with:
Remember, this is a free country and if some atheist wishes to respond that bad then he can start a free blog and do so.
Looks like he is missing the point I was trying to make. Manata, in this quote, clearly wants the non-believers to leave him alone. My question about scripture wasn't "bad," or in violation of any of his rules. It was nothing but a relevant question. Oh well.
Manata has no interest in converting anyone to Christianity. Manata's only interest is feeding his ego by having like-minded people clap every time he makes a post insulting his own faith by calling evolution a religion and other such ridiculousness. I guess that's fine, but maybe he should change his college major, because he obviously hates duking it out in the battle of ideas (apologetics), and sucks at it anyway.
I think it's fair to say that my actions have shown that I am more interested in winning over "hearts and minds" than he is!
One more thing: Manata talks about atheists hating God's law, but he obviously needs to spend less time reading van Til and more time reading his Bible. In the Bible, 1 Peter 3:15 says "but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence," I haven't seen Manata do this once, and now he is basically saying that he has no interest in following this particular word of God! He may not hate God's law, but he sure as hell isn't following it. I think Paul would be better suited to just become a minister and preach to an ever-shrinking flock, because he doesn't know how to interact with, and win over, non-believers whatsoever.
Reminder: Theists are allowed to post comments and their badly formed arguments in here, even if they contain sarcasm, mention the FSM, Jesus, or even contain insults. I am officially against the removal of any and all comments except for spam, and I am against the banning of any and all commenters except for spammers. That's what a good apologetic/evangelist should do, right Paul?