Three Characteristics of Rock Throwers Revealed

D L Henderson
4 min readApr 1, 2024

Three Characteristics of Rock Throwers Revealed

April 1, 2024

After attempts to reason with atheists, agnostics, and other unbelievers, my condensed assessments of their arguments have at least these three common characteristics:

  • They demonstrate audacious attitudes.
  • Their main strategy is to muddy the waters.
  • Their conclusions are nihilistic speculation and conjecture.

These things make their essays self-satisfied philosophies, showing closed-mindedness and unreceptiveness to intelligent discussion which exists for purposes of conclusion and closure.

While they insinuate Believers’ detachment from reality, they themselves have no foundation on which to build and no structure on which to decorate with their moralizing platitudes — except their own prejudiced thinking.

Glossary of terms:

Audacious -

“2: contemptuous of law, religion, or decorum : INSOLENT”

Synonyms of audacious -

“brazen, impudent, insolent, defiant, cocky, brash, impertinent, cocksure, unabashed, disrespectful, obtrusive”

Obfuscate — verb, transitive verb

1a: to throw into shadow : DARKEN

b: to make obscure

2: intransitive verb: to be evasive, unclear, or confusing


1a: a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless

Nihilism is a condition in which all ultimate values lose their value.

— Ronald H. Nash

b: a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially of moral truths

2a: a doctrine or belief that conditions in the social organization are so bad as to make destruction desirable for its own sake independent of any constructive program or possibility

Now, we all seem to have forgotten the reality of our personality trait by which we can see the faults in others only because we have the same faults ourselves. Apparently, it is just a part of our human nature: deflection. We prefer to divert attention from ourselves by playing the blame game. It’s the same blame game as the Bible reveals in the Garden of Eden and the Fall of Man…

“Deflecting typically appears in conflictual situations, when a person is confronted with their mistakes. Instead of accepting responsibility and facing the uncomfortable situation head-on, the deflectors will try to move the focus from themselves, usually by passing the blame onto someone or something else.” —

On the essay platform,, I have been exposed to this world of conflict, and it is where I have found many such masters of dissuasion on their mini- Crusades to disparage Christians, God, Jesus, and the Bible.

Many have understandable reasons for their outcries, but most are merely vituperative, emotional rants — which may give some relief to their pent up frustrations, but have little intellectual or social benefit.

Many of the writers are just mudslingers of various degrees of experience and/or knowledge. One can guess who are the ones with such limitations when they are just twisting what is written by myself or other like-minded Believers, or random things they have heard said, and they are wadding them all up and throwing it back at us - as if that answers anything.

Now, does that seem to be a reasonable kind of discussion to you?

But this is not the Age of Reason.

This is not the Age of the Renaissance, either.

This is certainly not the European Age of Enlightenment.

This is not the world of the Greatest Generation.

This is neither the idealistic Age of Aquarius…

No… For a whole ton of observable reasons, this present Age is more likely to be the Age of Self-Destruction — similar to the sentiments in Barry McGuire’s song, Eve Of Destruction.

It’s not at all the highly anticipated but indecipherable New Age of transcendent pipedreams. But it is an Age where we cannot help ourselves from tearing one another apart — along with the Earth and all its plant and animal inhabitants… It’s not a Nuclear War that will destroy Humanity, but we are devolving with our own self-seeking self glorification. It is us.

“Horror grips us as we watch you die

All we can do is echo your anguished cry

We can stare at you, yes, as all your human feelings die…” — Wooden Ships, Song by David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills -

Who’d ‘a’ thought?!? Some of those moldy oldies are turning out to be quite prophetic. Sadly.



D L Henderson

Born 1950; HS 1968; Born again 1972; Cornell ILR; Steward, Local President/Business Agent; Husband, father, grandfather; winner/loser/everything in between