Recap:I read what you said.
I'm stating that he chose the manner he did because he had a specific purpose in mind. So, if you're going to malign the manner he did it because you don't like it, it would appear to me that you're just throwing a temper tantrum.
1) Steve recommends a book which makes the claim that any reasonable person can see at a glance that the Christian system is the product of supernatural wisdom.
2) I note this claim, and disagree, saying there are aspects of the Christian system which make no sense to me, and explaining why I think so.
3) Steve offers for a few hundred words to argue that my position is wrong because there are actually good reasons for saying that the Christian system makes perfect sense. (So far, so good! In principle, at least.)
4) When this doesn't seem to be working out so well for him -- for example, Steve just entirely ignores an actual syllogism I'd offered in support of my position -- Steve decides to stop pretending that reasoning and making sense have anything to do with the question and falls back on "you have no right to ask questions of God! God knows everything! I'm not having a tantrum, you're having a tantrum."
Remember that all this starts with Steve's recommendation of a book which offered to show, using nothing but human reasoning, that Christianity was true. That gets completely lost in a hurry, obviously.
Steve then tosses off a few dumb insults. For example, when I said I didn't see the point of him asking whether my car failed the first time I used it, he "answers":
Needless to say, Steve does not offer to help me understand what the purpose and validity of that question was; he just "translates" my "I don't understand" into a confession that "I don't want to try to understand because I want to continue on in my ignorance and blindness." That's how things always work out, strange to say, when Steve acts as translator. His interlocutor always ends up "saying" the most bizarre, perverse, self-accusatory things! Curious.Of course you don't. This however doesn't mean that just because you lack understanding, it's not a valid question.
If you don't want to try to understand, then say so. I'll leave you alone, and you can continue on in your ignorance and blindness.
I changed my screen name from the old one in the hope that maybe, if there wasn't such a constant reminder of all the previous antagonism, we (not just Steve and me, but me and anybody else I had a history with) might both be a little less prone to start in with gratuitous insults. The experiment obviously is a failure in this case.