A Veritable Monument to Bad Writing



Bottom Line: I think this guy was trying to seem “scholarly,” or some such. He ended up sounding, at his best, drunk; at his worst, he’s a hilarious caricature of an academic. 


My default position is to take a blog post, and the commenter, at face value. If a comment arrives on a blog that I’m reading, or where I’m taking part, then my tendency is to believe that the commenter is who he says he is, and that he believes the comment he’s posting.

I understand that there are those out there who play the sock puppet game, and who use multiple online personalities to pretend to be more people than just themselves. I don’t play that game, and I tend to think that the first ones to raise the accusation tend to be the ones who are really guilty of it themselves.

With all that said, the post highlighted below (link) is so egregiously bad, so over-the-top pompous, affected, and look-at-just-how-brainy-I-want-you-to-think-I-am  grandiloquent, that I can’t rule out the possibility that it’s someone trying to add an “academic” endorsement to some really weak arguments that he can’t successfully defend.

However, in this post, I’m going to treat it as what it definitely is: some of the most riotously funny, whooping-out-loud, really bad writing I’ve ever read. It’s a potential prize winner! (or here 🙂 )

In this post, I’ll copy the content of the other post, by one “Professor Taboo,” in all its naked, horrific glory. Then, below that, I’ll copy it again, and add some fun comments.

Here it is. Naked and uncommented upon… Enjoy!


This is a very good post Rhys.

I often think and feel — I try to include both neurological activities simultaneously and/or independently — that an issue or topic can be argued (well?) both ways. For me, this shows a person’s remarkable ability to coerce, to sell it, to inspire, to influence, to pander, to justify ends over means, etc, etc, BECAUSE doing so with emotion or passion ticks our 300,000 years of group-recognition primate wiring. Whether the interpretations or interpolations, deductions or inferences are based in factual reality, perceived from an easily LIMITED human neuro-receptor system… consciously or unintentionally it may not matter to the person(s). Hence, rampant “faith” of religious minions. Oops, sorry. I mean religious Followers.😉

For me personally, much of this aforementioned theistic mindset or Abrahamic-religions-world-view is a clumsy practice of intellectual suicide primarily based in human emotion rather than powers of A) collective testing & observation, and B) collective critical-thinking. There’s an important C factor too: it apparently takes a LOT OF COURAGE and wisdom to be an iconoclast! Hahaha. So much so that one could/does pay for it with their life!😦

…religious people have led atrocities;

That might be the understatement of the year Rhys! Hahaha. Many scholarly historians have stated that throughout all of known pre-Antiquity, written, and video-audio recorded history that other than warring over life-sustaining resources, RELIGION or human-excluding ideologies have been the single most scourge of humanity ever! The Abrahamic religions are perhaps the epitomy of them all because they still exist today are are not in significant decline. A very sad state of affairs.😦

The rest of your post Rhys is an excellent examination into atheism and its effects on the world. Bravo!


And, here it is again, with some additional remarks, inline, in [square brackets and red font]:

This is a very good post Rhys.

I often think and feel — I try to include both neurological activities simultaneously and/or independently [Can’t you just taste how smart I am already?!? I can!] — that an issue or topic can be argued (well?) both ways. [Huh?] For me, this shows a person’s remarkable ability to coerce, to sell it, to inspire, to influence, to pander, to justify ends over means, etc, etc, BECAUSE [Whoa! Not: “because,” but “BECAUSE” — Get it? Good. It’s important.] doing so with emotion or passion ticks our 300,000 years of group-recognition primate wiring. [Lol! That was beautiful!always try to tick our 300,000 years of group-recognition primate wiring, don’t you?] Whether the interpretations or interpolations, deductions or inferences [I try to do all those neurological activities simultaneously and/or independently] are based in factual reality, perceived from an easily LIMITED [freakin’ LIMITED!!! Okay?!? Do you get it now?!?] human neuro-receptor system… consciously or unintentionally [or, both, simultaneously and/or independently] it may not matter to the person(s). Hence, rampant “faith” of religious minions. Oops, sorry. I mean religious Followers.😉[Ooooo, you scamp! You sure got us minions, errr, I mean, Followers that time, with that unmistakably clever one!]

For me personally, much of this aforementioned theistic mindset or Abrahamic-religions-world-view is a clumsy practice of intellectual suicide [“Intellectual suicide.” Lol! Glad this dude doesn’t resort to nonsense terms! If we Christians are committing intellectual suicide, is this dude showing what it means to be “intellectually alive?” Hand me that intellectual pistol, would you, please?] primarily based in human emotion rather than powers of A) collective testing & observation, and B) collective critical-thinking. [Yep. We forgot to do all the testing and observation to find out if God is real! Darn! Hold on, I’m going to go find all the “testing and observation” that prove that God doesn’t exist.] There’s an important C factor too: it apparently takes a LOT OF COURAGE and wisdom to be an iconoclast! Hahaha. So much so that one could/does pay for it with their life!😦 [Ah! Because, you see, it’s so dangerous and edgy to be an atheist in the Western world today! Oops! I’m responding to the meaning of these words. That must mean that the guy wrote something that actually had some meaning! Must have been an accident. The old “infinite monkeys at infinite typewriters” thing.]

…religious people have led atrocities; [Here he’s quoting an awkward locution by someone else. As if, perhaps, this guy can understand only awkward locutions. What does it mean to “lead atrocities,” anyway?]

That might be the understatement of the year Rhys! Hahaha. Many scholarly historians have stated that throughout all of known pre-Antiquity, written, and video-audio recorded history that other than warring over life-sustaining resources, RELIGION or human-excluding ideologies have been the single most scourge of humanity ever! [the single most scourge! 🙂 Not just any most scourge, but the single most one.] The Abrahamic religions are perhaps the epitomy of them all because they still exist today are are not in significant decline. A very sad state of affairs.😦[You should just read this paragraph over and over again, for the sheer delicious horrible-ness of it all. It’s possibly the cherry on top of this, the crême de la crême, the sine qua non, the Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Tom Brady and George Washington of this soaring pinnacle, this 1%, thin-air, heady, Chateau La Fitte (1913), capo di tutti capi of bad writing achievement. See? I can do it too. But, it ain’t easy! 🙂 I especially liked “epitomy.”]

The rest of your post Rhys is an excellent examination into atheism and its effects on the world. Bravo!

[Atheism’s effects on the world, eh? “Rhys” has spent considerable time and effort in trying to defend the proposition that atheism is “content-free.” Therefore, at least according to “Rhys,” it could have no “effect on the world” whatsoever. Atheists, surely, but not atheism. If this guy is merely  “Rhys” being a sock puppet and trying to add some support for his point of view, then he’s done nothing more than contradict himself, and, essentially, prove my point for me that, indeed, atheism is “content-stuffed,” and has had a very definite, and very bad, effect on the world.]


Whew! Get to the end of that one without falling out of your chair in gales of laughter, I dare ya!

Frankly, I hope it’s just this Rhys dude using a sock puppet to try to glue an intellectual patina on his argumentation in this post here, because he and his confrères have been pretty badly beaten in it.

— xPraetorius

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2 thoughts on “A Veritable Monument to Bad Writing

  1. Grandiloquent? Ha! I like that word. I wish I could tell you that such things are a parody, a caricature of academia, but I’m afraid this really IS the voice of academia. Not long ago I had a conversation with someone about the “sustainability of femcentric ecosystems within the interplay of evolutionary environments.” It was about melting ice bergs for crying out loud. Ice bergs!

    When people tell me they have a degree and try to credential themselves, my standard answer today is, “I’ll try not to hold it against you.”

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