Yes, by all means, let us allow the voice hearers to continue to control the discussion, by giving them that power....
BOTR said- Others here can respond to TEC. When I respond, I only give her a platform to air her views.
You have the insight to realize that, so now extend that logic to others, and realize that when ANYONE responds to an attack on her claim of authority, it gives her an excuse to respond to talk about the voice ad nauseum.
Heck, look at the pyramid above, and note how the definition of 'ad hominem' is given:
"Attacks the characteristics or authority of the writer without addressing the substance of their argument"
Now, does anyone REALLY believe that TEC is hearing Jesus? If you're a skeptic, you don't believe in Jesus or God, so OF COURSE not: she's not channeling for Jesus, but thoughts that enter from elsewhere.
The entire 'schtick' relies on an implicit (unstated) "appeal to Divine authority". And since the existence of deities is untestable, attacking her claim is an invitation to enter YET ANOTHER vortex of infinite loopiness regression. The answer is that we don't HAVE have to accept her invitation to the Mad Tea Party, and jump down that rabbit hole.
I suppose you've all never heard the saying that there's no such thing as bad publicity? As long as we're talking about the voice thing, TEC and her group 'win': the only worse thing than being talked about negatively is being ignored, since it diffuses them of their self-perceived sense of superiority, which is their 'power'. Simply ignore the emotional bait (if you don't feel you're capable of diffusing it by posting a single paragraph as I did above, responding with facts about auditory hallucinations from the word of science and psychology). However, protesting endlessly and spouting meaningless platitudes ("someone should DO something about TEC!") only feeds it. Surely you've learned THAT by now?
BOTR said- I am not the only who feels they are a threat.
BOTR said- We also don't need you telling us how to respond to people. This is not a philosphy class.
Great, so you see "them" as a threat AND you pooh-pooh MY suggestion. That means "you're it!", and you just volunteered to provide an idea, since you don't want to listen to others since you perceive it as "telling you what to do" (is that your legendary anti-authority issue on display, BOTR?)
So, what do YOU propose as a better approach to dealing with TEC's "My Lord tells me" baiting?
You're not calling for banning her, so what do you suggest?
From where I'm sitting, it looks like you're just rambling incoherently again and venting, but from the coherent sentences I can make out in your rambling diatribe, you're quite willing to shoot down suggestions, but don't have anything better to provide....