I can be overly blunt at times and should strive to come up with better ways of saying that. Is this better?
“I am only withholding acceptance of these claims until there is evidence that convinces me it is true”[quote=“gbrooks9, post:482, topic:36790”]
It’s irksome because that phrasing makes no acknowledgement of a gradient or continuum of information.
You always make it sound like a toggle switch. Innocence and Guilt in a murder trial is rarely a toggle either!
There’s an indefinable sliding continuum… along which people waver to the right or the left.
In my experience, people don’t spend a lot of time in the undecided category. In that sense it is sort of like a toggle switch where you go from holding one position to the other position. I am sure that you are aware of some atheists who have converted to Christianity, and those conversion events can be quite sudden.
I will gladly admit that there is a large spectrum of claims out there, and I do continually look at new ideas and claims. The difficulty, and dare I say fun, of these types of interactions and discussions is slogging through those claims, ideas, positions, and beliefs. I think your criticism is very fair, and I will try to incorporate it into future posts.