"I see what you did there. A very clever gambit, my friend."
I hope so. It has worked spectacularly at times, but not as often as I like.
"I guess I also got mad because I couldn't see WHY you had to do it then."
I tried to explain it but you kept losing it. It was a whos on first.
"I do have a question; Do you think underground rescuing things for oppressed people is a bad thing?"
In theory no, but in practice yes. There are way more people than can be rescued.
In the case of refugees from the middle east these people are far from innocent. They just had the bad luck to be the killees instead of the killers. They would happily be killers
if they had the opportunity.
"I just didn't understand why you pulled that gambit when you did on me."
I was trying to explain something but you unexpectedly reacted with crazy. More attempts to explain resulted in more crazy.
" You know I was bullied a lot in school, right? I take that stuff personally."
Fundies push your buttons. Learn what your buttons are and how fundies push them so you can keep them unpushed. Also learn what pushes fundies buttons. Push their buttons so much they
lose the situational awareness they need to push yours.
Listen to Limbaughs radio show and instead of going nuts, examine your feelings and learn how and why you go nuts. Learn his tricks. When you know how a magician saws a woman in half then puts her back together, watching it is a lot less impressive. Don't take it personally at first because that's how fundies win. Take it personally later after you've pushed the fundies buttons and are able to humiliate them in front of an audience.
Fundies are totally certain they are totally right and you are wrong. I've found that if you take the same attitude they don't know how to deal with it.
This is harder that it sounds. Liberals are as a rule do not think that way and have trouble acting that way. Don't deal with nuance, the issue is black and white, there is no possibility that you are wrong.
Fundies are bullies. They will threaten you with facial expressions and voice tone if not with words. Trying to be reasonable is perceived as a weakness to be exploited.
Instead, threaten them right back. Respond to each escalation with another escalation.
Most of them are pantswetting cowards and will run away to mommy.(but see the caveat farther down.
" I also have ADHD."
There are different kinds and they are different from each other so that doesn't tell me much.
Some caveats: a few fundies are psychopaths/sociopaths. If you do this in real life
they may physically attack you. They are not afraid of you and not afraid of being arrested.
Others have such a distorted view of reality that they think you deserve to be attacked. They will later recall a fictional version of what happened that agrees with their distorted reality. They won't be lying to the police, they will be narrating their sincerely believed delusions.
Another caveat: When a fundie lies to you how do you know? Aside from the fact that that's what they do?
I happen to be a science nerd from an early age. When fundies tell me lies about evolution or the big bang or dotbabies or global warming I know what the truth is. I recite the truth followed by "everything you said is a lie, and from now on I'll assume everything else you say is a lie, even if I don't know the facts offhand".
I've been training for fundie fighting since age 7 but most people haven't, they don't have the unlimited supply of science trivia I have, so you won't be able to do what I do. You have to find your own way.