The Unbrainwashed made the following comment about the Nightline debate:
I actually found [Kirk] Cameron and [Ray] Comfort to be much more articulate than the atheists. They just seem more at ease and able to engage in a discourse more readily than their atheist counterparts. That’s not to say that their arguements are valid, just that the presentation of their inane ideas makes them seem more credible. Now if Dawkins or Harris was there, I surely could not make this remark. I’m also not trying to insult Brian and Kelly, but just making an observation. Anyone else feel the same way?
The way the speakers came across is worth discussing.
I will admit I was a bit worried about how Brian and Kelly would stack up against Cameron and Comfort, both of whom are very polished speakers.
My worries were alleviated when I saw the preview video, though. I was pleasantly surprised at how they did. Yes, there were some speaking gaffes, but they presented themselves very well. Nightline did them a huge injustice. (Earlier today, by the way, that video was among the top rated/discussed/viewed videos on YouTube.)
Atheists do need to take a lesson from this. We have plenty of atheists who know their stuff, but can’t present it. (I’m not referring to Brian or Kelly here.) They think that because they have logic on their side, all will be understood. It won’t. You need to know how to present yourself to people who know very little about atheism, the Scientific method, the need for evidence, etc.
The one thing we can be assured of, thanks to Nightline, is that less educated people in our country have now become even dumber when it comes to understanding Evolution.
Curse you, Martin Bashir!
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