"Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions." - Link
--Hat Tip: PZ Myers
Prophet Elijah did it on Mt Carmel. I see nothing wrong with it myself. If you don't like to have your ideas put to the fire, keep them to yourself. There is a difference between mocking ideas and the people who hold them. I don't think it's right to belittle others no matter what they believe. I don't mind however responding in kind. Inconsistent? I think so. I'm working on that. God is helping me with that. I can tell a difference.
As I alluded to earlier, Loftus did not give the full quote:
Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus."
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Francis Adrian Van der Kemp, 30 July, 1816
I disagree with Jefferson that no one has ever had a distinct idea of the Trinity. Jesus understand it. On top of that I don't think it bothered Peter, James, John, Paul, Luke, Matthew, Mark, or any of the writers of the New Testament. Just because you or Jefferson or I completely understand it does not make it false. One more time: The Bible says God is one. The Holy Spirit is God. The Son is God. The Father is God. One Being. Three Persons. A single being does not necessarily mean a single person. A rock has being but does not have person. God has being and three persons. A human being is a single being and one person.
Debunking Christianity: Thomas Jefferson in Defense of Mockery