John W. Loftus recently linked to an article I wrote at his “Debunking Christianity” blog. If you want to waste some time, read through the comment thread. It starts off with a string of insults directed at me from potty mouths who either (a) didn’t read the article or (b) read it and completely failed to understand it. Then gradually voices appear in the thread of people saying things like “Actually guys, I think you misunderstood his point.” Finally, the thread ends on a subdued note, apparently with people no longer sure why they were so angry. In other words, the comment thread version of a mob.
It reminded me of the time when King’s X, the most important prog rock band since Rush, opened for AC DC on tour … and were quickly pelted with beer bottles from a crowd apparently unable to follow any song with more than three chords. Sadly, that’s about the level of many (but clearly not all) at “Debunking Christianity”.
At this point I’m tempted to suggest that DC is a three chord blog, but I like John too much for that. So I’ll content myself with the more nuanced analysis that it is a blog with many three chord readers.