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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    I just love that you have "gods" in quotes in the title. Are all atheists bad grammarians? J/K I'm an atheist with excellent grammar usage.
    LOL

    Educate yourself, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    Are you serious? I read the OP, and there's no indication you should've used quotes in the title. It was literal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reason View Post
    Neither does it add to them.
    Yeah, precisely, his delivery and style are entirely irrelevant, what is relevant, however, is the *content* of his ideas/propositions and the *reasoning* and *evidence* he uses to explain/support them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Are you serious? I read the OP, and there's no indication you should've used quotes in the title. It was literal.
    No, it was ironic.

    Quotation marks can be used to indicate so-called and supposed truths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    No, it was ironic.
    So you're an atheist, and you're making fun of other atheists who put "gods" in quotation marks, without any indication you're being less than serious?
    No nudge nudge, wink wink?

    Or does the joke require prior knowledge (such that you are NOT an atheist or something to that effect)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    Educate yourself, please.
    Who are you quoting and why? Where is the irony, unusual usage or use-mention distinction? Are you referring to a title or attempting to add emphasis? The last seems to make the most sense, but the wikipedia entry notes that this is an incorrect usage.
    A criticism that can be brought against everything ought not to be brought against anything.

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    I present the surrounding posts as a microcosm into what essentially defines the great divide between Theists and Atheists - quibbling over intimate personal perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    So you're an atheist, and you're making fun of other atheists who put "gods" in quotation marks, without any indication you're being less than serious?
    No nudge nudge, wink wink?

    Or does the joke require prior knowledge (such that you are NOT an atheist or something to that effect)?
    No, and no.

    And WTF are you talking about?

    State your case more cogently/coherently or please drop it for it has little to do with the topic at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    No, and no.

    And WTF are you talking about?

    State your case more cogently/coherently or please drop it for it has little to do with the topic at hand.
    No comprende? Apparently you'll just have to take my word (and everyone else's) that your usage of quotation marks, in this case, is at least incorrect. It affects the persuasiveness of the rest of your rhetoric to have an error like that lead it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reason View Post
    Who are you quoting and why? Where is the irony, unusual usage or use-mention distinction? Are you referring to a title or attempting to add emphasis? The last seems to make the most sense, but the wikipedia entry notes that this is an incorrect usage.
    Irony

    Another important use of quotation marks is to indicate or call attention to ironic or apologetic words. Ironic quotation marks can also be called scare, sneer, shock, or distance quotes. Ironic quotation marks are sometimes gestured in oral speech using air quotes:

    My brother claimed he was "too busy" to help me.

    Quotation marks indicating ironic use of a term should be used with care. Without the intonational cues of speech, they can obscure the writerís intended meaning. They can also be confused easily with direct quotations, so some style guides specify single quotation marks for this usage, and double quotation marks for verbatim speech.
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