Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Will to Disbelieve

The Will to Disbelieve: a Critical Review of the Loftus-Wood Debate by David Wood.

6 comments:

  1. His review is the last word on the subject, until you actually see the debate itself. Until you watch it you will not understand the force of my arguments. I believe the force of my arguments, which are not given in our reviews of the debate, have made him decide to do his dissertation on this problem. It's a troubling issue to him, and rightfully so.

    One thing about David is that he is respectful of the people he disagrees with (in my case anyway), so I can actually discuss these issues with him, unlike many of the people here.

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  2. John W. Loftus said...
    His review is the last word on the subject, until you actually see the debate itself. Until you watch it you will not understand the force of my arguments. I believe the force of my arguments, which are not given in our reviews of the debate, have made him decide to do his dissertation on this problem. It's a troubling issue to him, and rightfully so.

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    You have a highly exaggerated sense of your own importance. The argument from evil has been around for a long time. Various formulations have been around for a long time.

    It's not as if you have some stunning new version to offer the world.

    On the one hand, you have never stepped up to the plate when it comes to defending secular ethics.

    On the other hand, you wimped out of a debate over the problem of evil with a Calvinist.

    So you are unable to press your case on either internal or external grounds.

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  3. You tell him, Steve!!!

    You should really show him who the real man is, and write another 12 blog articles tonight!!!!

    BOO YEAH!!!

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  4. John,
    Where you supposed to debate Robert Morey...is that who Steve his referring to?

    I thought I heard Morey mention this on one of his programs.

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  5. All I will say is that I have read extensively on the problem of evil and I have never heard the problem stated as I did that night. Too bad you'll never see or read it. But you're right, Steve, you seem so well read that it wouldn't phase you.

    You still have never commented on the older editon of my book where I examined the problem of evil, ya know.

    And I would not want to debate a Holocaust denier, either. I have not studied up on the subject very much, so such a person could make me look foolish. And yet we all know he would be wrong. So why should I bother debating someone who is well versed on TAG? It's the same thing to me...not worth my time.

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  6. Of course you didn't comment on the link you provided, and with good reason. I'll be posting a few criticisms of his review beginning with this one here.

    What do you think of how he starts out? It will only get worse. Watch and see.

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