a materialist believes that all that exists is matter.
an immaterialist believes all that exists is immaterial.
So, this argument was not against people like me.
Anyway, I'd try to learn how to use terms, mkay?
I'm not as much of a stickler as Paul, but since he is alleging that I don't know how to use terms, I feel the need to hold him to his own standard. In his inability to use terms properly, Paul fails to clarify what "people like [him]" are defined as. At any rate, is rather amusing to see this coming from Paul, especially considering that Paul once told me "all" does not always mean "all" when I used the "all men are sinners" objection to the "Jesus is 100% man and 100% God" argument. Maybe Paul's God should learn how to define His terms when He is inspiring the writing of Holy Books?
Not to mention the one time when I said something like "the whole world..." as an exaggeration, and Paul painted it like I literally meant every single person on the Earth. The lesson to be learned here is that, according to Paul's rules, every person's statements must be taken 100% literally, except for Paul himself and the Bible that he believes in. Sorry, but Paul's rule violates the principle of symmetry. If Paul gets to pick and choose what is to be taken literally and what is to be taken figuratively, then so do I.
I made the mistake of assuming that everyone would know what I'm talking about when I said "immaterialist". Obviously, I gave some (or one) of my readers too much credit. So I quickly defined my terms to clear up any confusion:
Materialist: One who believes all that exists is material.
Immaterialist: One who believes all that exists is either material or immaterial.
However, I thought it might be fun to take this logic of Paul's even further. Let's take Paul's "to the letter" style of term definition and apply it to another commonly used term!
Christian: One who believes that all that exists is Christ.
Proof that Christians are (third party) nihilists!
The true irony is that even without the "to the letter" term definition used above, Christians really are nihilists, because they believe that the consciousness of God (subject) has primacy over existence (object), and therefore everything only exists because God's mind wills it to be. Or in other words, everything that exists (besides God Himself) only exists within the mind of God. That's third party nihilism, folks!