cuchulain Posted January 1, 2019 Report Share Posted January 1, 2019 Why are they so difficult for the religious? I mean, I generally try to use dictionary definitions for all the words I speak and write. Sometimes, yeah, I flub it up. It happens. There have been instances where I thought I was right about something, some word, and someone pointed out I wasn't. So then I research it minimally, and it takes about two minutes usually to see where I made the mistake. I got in a debate with someone one time who used the user name 'Nurse Ratched'. Now for whatever reason, when I read "one flew over the cuckoo's nest", that name stuck in my head as 'Nurse Ratchet'. I pointed out to the person that their user name wasn't accurate, to which they replied it was indeed and I should research it. Turned out they were right. It was a stupid, simple mistake...much like many people make often. I apologized and admitted my error and the reason behind it and they graciously accepted and we moved on. But for the religious, for whatever reason...it's like it's anathema to admit they were wrong about anything, even something so stupid simple as the definition of a word. Why is that? Maybe it's not just the religious, but I haven't noticed any atheists adamantly insisting that the definition they use is the right one even though the dictionary says otherwise... Quote Link to comment
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