DIss0n80r wrote:So, nope, not interested in witness testimony if I'm expected to treat it like solid gold before even being allowed to hear and judge it for myself. I'm not impressed by whining about not hurting feelings, either. If someone really has had such a profound experience, they ought not be so wary. Otherwise, they come across as insecure. So we're only left to wonder if the believer is merely guarding a house of cards.
I think that since you are expected to not have any motive other than to marginalize, it makes a lot of sense that frosty not share his life-changing experience. I doubt he expects you to treat it like solid gold and I doubt he expects you to not be skeptical.
DIss0n80r wrote:I'll also add, it seems extraordinarily selfish not to share something so powerful that it might potentially change minds.
You can't share an experience with words, nor can you share the feeling of how profound that experience is. If, in the extremely unlikely event, that the reader is actually open to the possibility that the experience is profound, only then would I say sharing a description of the experience might serve a purpose.
Doing nothing other than criticizing and marginalizing to score points in a debate is a cop out.
To each his own and the cycle continues.