Saamprater's answer - "The first sign is total denial" is a perfect example of the logic of Christian Fundamentalism. You can't argue with it - If someone says to me, "Scrote, you're possessed by a demon" and I say "No, I'm not" I'm in denial and thus possessed and must be burned at the stake. If someone says to me "Scrote, you're possessed by a demon" and I say, "Yes, I think I am" then I'm definitely possessed and must be burned at the stake. This is the presumption of fundamentalism, and why religious fundamentalism must be fought continuously. Try changing 'demonic possession' to 'gay paedophile' - "Saamprater, you're a gay paedophile". If he (rightly) says, "No I'm not" then you can say, "The first sign of being a gay paedophile is total denial". This is a fun game to play with your friends and colleagues. It's similar to the classic loaded question "Have you stopped beating your wife?" - answering yes or no presupposes your guilt.
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