I'm wondering if I should start trying to engage such comments. I suspect it would just trigger a load of verbal abuse. But I'm intrigued by the challenge of attempting to reason calmly with such a person. Perhaps that's not possible online. My friend Tom Gilson deals with this often on his blog Thinking Christian so I'd sure be interested in his thoughts.
I came accross this verse this morning and I'm wondering what would happen if I just started posting this verse as a response to the "religious wacko" comment, with the hope of engaging the person in a "conversation:"
1 Samuel 2:3 (ESV)
3 Talk no more so very proudly,
let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and by him actions are weighed.
What do you think? Have you encountered such reactions online or perhaps even in person? What is the right response?