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What terms would you use to describe someone who faithfully defends the indefensible?

Posted - July 24, 2018


  • 3235
    I like your take on this (and the pic), but I want to point out that the flip side of the famous “grace” quote, is that by the grace of that same God ”goes” the poor unfortunate soul you’re glad isn’t you. 

    Some non-denominational brain leakage for your consideration. This post was edited by Don Barzini at July 24, 2018 4:18 PM MDT
      July 24, 2018 1:09 PM MDT

  • 35043
    That's not what is meant at all.

    What is meant, is that GOD is the only thing between you and Ted Bundy.  God determines (some say through past actions from past lives, etc.) what your fate is once you incarnate. All that is needed for you to be Ted is a slight chromosome addition, or a misplaced neuron here and there.

    That is what is meant.  You have no choice.  There is NO free will in the end.  Not when you cannot resist urges you have no way of knowing how they manifested in the first place.

      July 24, 2018 1:29 PM MDT

  • 3235
    Color me unmoved.
    I respect your conviction, but I couldn’t disagree more. 
    Fate? Past lives? No freewill?  I don’t know who’s book you’re reading from, but I’m not buyin’ it, dog. 
    You’re certainly entitled to your beliefs, but believe me, you are much better served pointing your proselytizing toward someone who holds a higher opinion of Theist religion than I do. 

    For the sake of civility, I’ll leave it at that. 
      July 24, 2018 2:56 PM MDT

  • 5340
    And UNIMPRESSED?---lol
      July 24, 2018 3:11 PM MDT

  • 3235
    I didn’t want to parrot the Iranians. But, yes. 
      July 24, 2018 3:58 PM MDT

  • 10841
      July 24, 2018 12:27 PM MDT

  • 13017
      July 24, 2018 1:31 PM MDT

  • 3235
    Can you elaborate? How does this fit into the question? 
      July 24, 2018 4:02 PM MDT

  • 5340
    Jews on Masada.
      July 24, 2018 3:13 PM MDT

  • 2606

    Volunteers at the Alamo
    Greeks at the Battle of Thermopylae


      July 24, 2018 3:26 PM MDT

  • 3235
    There we go. This is what I was hoping to see. This post was edited by Don Barzini at July 24, 2018 4:12 PM MDT
      July 24, 2018 4:03 PM MDT

  • 5340
    Trump supporter
      July 24, 2018 3:15 PM MDT

  • 3235
    (Loudspeaker crackles to life)
    Now Johnny, tell us what our contestant has won!!

    It took you, Tom, to get here. Couldn’t agree more. The italics are on-point. 
      July 24, 2018 4:07 PM MDT

  • 5340
    That is what I meant by my dropping by with wisea** comments a few days ago.
      July 24, 2018 4:12 PM MDT

  • 5557
    OK, so I know you like to make people think, and I know many of answer with flippancy... but all I could think of was... idiot, ignorant, person who believes dogma over fact.  Those are some of the words I would use to describe someone who defends the indefensible. 
      July 24, 2018 4:21 PM MDT

  • 3235
    Indeed. I’m a little surprised these terms weren’t broached before. Other adjectives remain that come to mind, but I’ll hold my tongue lest I taint future responses.
    Thanks, ADDB. 
      July 24, 2018 5:34 PM MDT

  • 2995
    In more extreme cases I would add the word crazy.
      July 24, 2018 8:30 PM MDT

  • 35
    White washers, or Fixers? 
      July 24, 2018 7:16 PM MDT

  • 3235
    Sure. No question there. 
      July 24, 2018 8:10 PM MDT

  • 22239
    not sure
      August 5, 2018 5:22 PM MDT