A Debate: Does the Christian God Exist? January 20, 2010

A Debate: Does the Christian God Exist?

Dinesh D’Souza and John W. Loftus will spar at the University of Illinois on February 9th!

I got good money on Loftus taking him down in round 4. There will be blood. But D’Souza will go for a Million Dollar Baby-like illegal knockdown. Loftus better watch his back.

Wait… It’s just a debate?

Hm. Well, that’ll be interesting, too.

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  • littlejohn

    I know John and he’s an easygoing guy. But he knows his stuff backwards and forwards. And he almost certainly knows scripture better than D’Souza.

  • Craig Fine

    D’Souza will spout all kinds of illegal gibberish, John is going to be hit with many, many low blows to the groin. D’Souza is so arrogant , it is time he get taken down and taken down hard so he does not forget.

  • Matthias

    I find D’Souza to be as overbearing as the New Atheists are declared to be by D’Souza and others.

  • Matt

    Wait. How can god be a christian?

  • NewEnglandBob

    Dinesh D’Souza will slime and fib his way around. Truth will lose when he is about.

  • thatguy

    Even though I am at that school there is no way I would ever see D’Loosa speak. Even through the internet it either makes my head hurt or wants me to throw my computer through my third story window.

  • I think that of all the Gods the Christian one, as described in the Bible, is one of the easiest to outright disprove, as I attempted here: Logically Disproving the Christian God.

    I find some of the responses you get from theists when you throw logic at them to be utterly baffling.

  • Hugh Kramer

    I’ve seen D’Souza debate. His debate style is that of an attack dog. He’s in there to win and is willing to play fast and loose with both facts and logic to do so. I’m not familiar with Loftus’ style but I hope he’s aware of D’Souza’s.

  • D’Souza makes me nauseated.

  • David D.G.

    Real-time debates of this sort are a total waste of time. Unless there’s a reliable fact-check “referee” on hand to blast an air horn every time someone spouts total lies and nonsense (and then give the other person plenty of time to set the facts straight), debates with most popular faith peddlers are automatically rigged to favor them and handicap the champions of reality. We should stop giving them the benefit of this sort of attention.

    ~David D.G.

  • Drew

    In the end it won’t matter. The losing team (as if that could be anyone but the christians) will only spin it as a win, covering their ears and doing the la-la-la-la-la thing.

  • Richard Wade

    David D.G. and Drew are right. A farce, a debacle, a waste of breath, and an inadvertant gift of credibility to the unscrupulous D’Souza. Go see a movie.

  • Autumnal Harvest

    Great topic for a debate! I, for one, look forward to finding out whether the Christian God exists. This question has dragged on for too many centuries, glad to see it’s finally going to be resolved.

  • Revyloution

    While I have respect for Loftus, I see this the opposite.

    D’Souza has a larger fan base than Loftus. While the debate is really pointless, it will get Loftus more credibility and notoriety. Getting that face time will help him to sell more books. And thats what these debates are all about.

  • Nice of god to put his existence into the hands of the people to decide.

  • Jack C.

    Loftus is a terrible debater. He was dumb enough to admit that atheism is absurd:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkIHAfsOzww
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dGhqAP9kl0

  • theareohbee

    John Loftus was disappointing at best. I asked about his debate experience to which he replied something to the effect that had very little. It showed. This debate was a breeze for D’Souza.

  • Brandon

    It’s curious and comical now that the debate is over, the previous confidence in Loftus seems to be non-existant. There isn’t an atheist alive who can adequately answer most of the points D’Souza makes. I realize a lot of Christians do more harm than good in their presentation of Christianity. However, people who do not want to believe in God will find a way to explain away anything offered as evidence and put the burden of proof (responsibility) on others rather than keep an open mind. What you claim to be illogical is perfectly logical to those of us who do believe in God. Despite what you’d like to believe, logic is relative, not absolute.