I remember I first noticed him in a thread where he was really Christian and all that. Then I questioned him a lot and he seemed oblivious to it, then later he became a 'buddhist-christian'. Then I questioned him on what that even meant and got no real answer. And he's had it in for the religious folk he once was ever since. Seems like a serial dogmatist, which is something people like Hitchens and the more prominent atheists tend to fall into, having been staunchly one way, then flipped a bit and decided to be staunchly another, never realizing maybe the issue was that they were staunch .
I always give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but I'm not sure I'm any better off for it. If I think someone's full of it or something isn't going to work it, I'll still reasonably support it and everyone involved, and it'll usually still turn out like that. Doesn't stop me from trying or being nice though. Welcome to my life .
You could be right though, that this is all futile in the end But I dunno when I was a kid a lot of people said the same thing about me hell some people probably still do So I want to give him a chance...plus as harsh as i am, I do try to be fair
Well he's come to me asking me what he's doing wrong and I've explained what I see wrong with him..whether or not he listens is another issue entirely, or whether or not I'm right about what's wrong is another matter
I don't think that he believes his views are superior to others, I think he just has no idea how to have an exchange like you said a total lack of engaging but also communicating. I mean how many of his posts put across a point he says he means the exact opposite of
plus the whole need to constantly bring up Abrahamic religions It sends a signal to all of us that is pretty ugly and it seems like he's genuinely upset about that and doesn't mean for it. I mean he does listen sometimes..hell I listen sometimes
Says something about the head it went through when it does that .
Everyone's main point with Shisko isn't even that he's right or wrong about anything, but that he doesn't ever engage with anyone, even in his own threads. He just kind of preaches, and I don't think he knows that he isn't engaging with others, he just thinks what he's thought is above that, or doesn't know how to engage. He'd need engage to teach him to engage, however, which makes all our efforts futile .
I don't know either, it seems like a train wreck of utter stupidity and naivete' on both sides. Also from what I have heard from almost everyone is that the Italian court system is something straight out of an old Monty Python skit
He does come off that way doesn't he? I donno it still looks like a communication issue to me. Or at least I hope so
her parents were also tried in absentia for calunnia given jail terms and ordered to pay millions because you know they backed up her claim the cops abused her. Doubt they'll ever pay it or that the US would recognize that charge
near as I can tell the prosecutors got made to look like fools and this is basically a gigantic saving face campaign on their part
At least that's what little I understand..its like a reverse Anthony/OJ situation
Actually, the guy who killed the woman a black guy was given the chance to rat out some imaginary accomplices for a lesser sentence and of course he ratted out Knox and her boyfriend likely "coached".. Knox herself said she was interrogated for thirty hours..beaten on and denied council or a translator. The reaction of the Italians was to try her for Calunnia which is I guess their version of slander mixed with filing a false police report. she gets convicted of that and decades in jail for murder...they say she was part of a non existent sex cult that they just made up..the court finds her not guilty and kinda laughs off the prosecution