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Old 05-23-2015, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Bricker View Post
Why is it likely?

See, here's the thing about fighting ignorance: it involves asking what the factual basis for claims is.

I'm sorry to rain on your parade, in which the theme is that accusations against disliked targets are immune from the need for accuracy, but the fact is that you don't get to make these sorts of unchallenged claims. And when called on it, you don't seem to understand that merely repeating uncited claims does not lend them credence.
No, it's not. Fighting ignorance would mean finding contradictory evidence, not constantly asking for proof over things that are perfectly reasonable to believe. These are Quiverfull people--their beliefs are not unknown, and it's reasonable to believe they believe what other Quiverfull people believe, unless they state otherwise.

You just seem to be incredulous that people could actually believe or practice these things, which is not a position from which to fight ignorance. You have no special understanding on this matter at all, unlike when you do this with legal issues.

You're even challenging someone saying the word "likely," hedging themselves because they know they don't know for sure. That's ridiculous.

I get that a conservative religious group being accused of covering up child molestation hits close to home for you. But what you are doing here is not fighting ignorance but being defensive.