Barry: Can we know with absolute certainty that it is evil to torture a baby for pleasure?
JDK: “There is no possible answer to the question: it’s a meaningless question.”
JDK has accused me of being intellectually dishonest for quoting him as saying (1) there is no possible answer to the question; and (2) it is a meaningless question. He has implied that the “context” of his statement makes it mean something other than what it appears to mean on its face.
OK JDK. I’ll bite. Do you believe the question has meaning and it is possible to answer? If so, answer it. If not, apologize for saying the quotation was dishonest.
JDK continues to post in the comment thread. I noted that he had posted twice without responding. His response:
A true fact, Barry. This makes three times.
It surprises no one, I am sure, that JDK’s charge of dishonesty was, itself, fundamentally dishonest. What should we expect from someone who claims to be wobbly on the whole baby torture issue?