Without the benefit of talking to Phil, it seems to me that while this can be construed as baiting, it is out in the open, up front and establishes a clear invitation to debate Phil's position. Unlike Iss, Phil seems to be making no bones about his position. I know you will defend Iss to the core, but his rhetoric is full of traps and pitfalls. That said, in reference to another of your posts on a different thread, I am sure that Iss is quite a poet indeed.

sure, you can talk to god, but if you don't listen then what's the use? so, onward through the fog!