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Anyway, here's my brief (cross-posted) response:
You're all over the board, here, John. Did you drink too much coffee last night? Or was it some other chemical?
C. S. Lewis very clearly states that the Problem of Pain is a problem for theists, not for atheists. He puts it in black and white, couldn't be more direct. Since you don't bother to even quote Lewis in that post where you accuse him of this so-called "you, too fallacy" -- which you really should do, if you want to call his argument "asinine," and quote him accurately and in context, too -- let's just call this the "blogging in bed, too lazy to get up and pick up a book" informal fallacy.
|An informal fallacy?|
One would think all that coffee would eventually MAKE you get up.
As for the "U2" fallacy, it's a great rock band, but when did it become a fallacy? How is asking you -- repeatedly, ad nauseum -- to live up to just a few of the intellectual standards you impose on Christians, unfair, cruel or some sort of a humans rights violation? Sure, atheism and theism are different beliefs, and therefore arguments that tell against one may not always tell against the other -- they are not exactly symmetrical. But both theists and atheists are human, and many of your gimmicks would tell against your beliefs far better than against Christianity (like the "Outsider Test for Faith"), if you would only drink less coffee and listen to more good quasi-Christian rock.