I’ve paid attention to ITR champion’s posts since he became outspoken about his conversion to Christianity, as it coincided with my own second look at the respectability of theism. I’ll admit — although it puts me somewhat against the fashion around here — that I’ve come to hold the opinion that religious belief can be respectable, although I myself land somewhere closer to a broadly theistic deism (or even agnosticism in its vulgar sense).
But what initially felt like following someone else’s experiences, as he went through what I was going through, quickly turned into the wide-eyed fascination usually reserved for nasty roadside car wrecks. Thread after thread trying to expose the evils of atheism, bizarre posts which (say) he trotted out Međugorje or the efficacy of meditation as proof of Christianity … yeesh. What good points he made were washed away in the torrent of abject silliness. In his bizarre obsession to defend religiousness he did much more harm than good; see this pit thread circa 2009.
And now I’m finally convinced that his conversion is complete: a thread the sole point of which is to demonstrate liberal hypocrisy. Maybe it happened earlier, but I had averted my eyes from the wreckage. If Der Trihs and Diogenes the Cynic got together, Weird Science style, to create the perfect religious dumbass, ITR champion’s who the computer would spit out (not Kelly LeBrock, sorry).
My suggestion for ITR champion: if you want to defend something keep your trap shut, because you demonstrate absolutely no competence with respect to debate or persuasion. You only make yourself look like a stupid True Believer.