I wonder if you could do two things for me. First, can you give me an example of a logical argument, in your own words?

Second, can you summarize in your own words what you think the main point and argument of my article, "Why would God Care about Morality?" are?

I ask because your criticisms here are question-begging and don't really engage with what the article is saying. To engage with someone's arguments you have to understand them, but you also have to know what an argument is in the first place. I can imagine that someone steeped in the Bible might know little about critical thinking, because she's used to taking some myths and creeds for granted as commandments.

My point here isn't to make a cheap personal attack, but to say that responding to your objections which miss the point would be futile. I'd just be repeating what I already said in the article.

For future reference, it's a good idea when criticizing an argument to prove that you understand it, not by quoting directly from it but by summarizing what you think the other person is saying, in your own words. Only then will the pair of you be on the same page.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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