Just a quick thought on the “RRS vs God Squad” debate


So here’s the thing right… after being directed to the “Way of the Master” website, I was intrigued as to what some other people’s reactions would be. While I’m certainly no great Christian, I can see some of what they are trying to do. But on the other hand, it seems to me that the WOTM people certainly verge into the realm of fear mongering with their loaded questions.

It was while looking around that I came across the “Rational Responders” website, and also onto the youtube videos featuring a debate between the RRS on one side (Brian Sapient and “Kelly”), and the WOTM/”God Squad” on the other side (Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron).

If you’re interested in debates regarding intelligent design, you might want to while away a few minutes on these videos.

Now, while it’s certainly clear that the God Squad failed in the debate – and, please note, I state this solely due to the fact that Ray Comfort alleged he could prove, scientifically and without the use of faith and the bible the existence of God… yet then went on to base his argument upon scripts in the bible – it should also be clear that the RRS could have done a much better job.

Brian, this is my advice to you.

Debate alone.

While I don’t know Kelly, I give you this advice as an impartial viewer; she was unquestionably the weak link in your argument. She allowed herself to become to embroiled in personal barbed statements, and her voice became more and more shrill with her exasperation.

Exasperation is not what is needed here. A level, rational head is.

Debate alone dude.

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  1. Doggles
    June 23, 2008
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    OK so I’m commenting on an old post here but just had to recommend one of my favourite books on this subject, and that’s “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins – check it out guys – if you’re a religious person then your faith should be strong enough to withstand such a simple human thing like logical reasoning, shouldn’t it?… give it a try you might like it, heh heh… if you’re a rational person then it’s a great read – I don’t agree with everything in there myself – but then that’s kind of the point – to make your own mind up about these things. It’s a fearless a eloquently argued case – http://www.richarddawkins.net.

    Peace.

  2. Burgo
    June 23, 2008
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    Hey Doggles,
    Heh… not just an old post, the very first post on this blog (which is strange, when you consider it has nothing to do with music. Funny how these things take their own course!)
    Thanks for stopping by with the comment though… I’m sure Richard Dawkins will polarise some of the people that stumble across this :)

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