Friday, May 22, 2009

Celebrity stalkers and washed-up ministers

Facebook Petition: The William Lane Craig/ John Loftus Debate Wish Group
By John W. Loftus at 5/21/2009

Yep, I just got notice today that there is a petition on Facebook for both Christians and nonbelievers to sign who want to see me debate my former professor. Click here to join.


John W. Loftus said...
A few hours later and there are 71 signed in so far.

1:36 PM, May 21, 2009
John W. Loftus said...
After the first day it's got 114 people signed up so far.

10:07 PM, May 21, 2009

You know, watching John’s obsession with having his one-time mentor validate his meaningless existence reminds me of those ads you sometimes see on cable TV–of an Elvis’ concert in which the corpulent King rips a sweaty kerchief from his rhinestone-studded jumpsuit and tosses it into an audience of screaming, swooning females–who get into a catfight for possession of the priceless article. One bloodied fan emerges from the melee with the article clasped to her breast, which–like splinters of the True Cross–she will keep in a padlocked jewelry case and take with her to the grave. Something she takes out of the case from time to time to show her friends or remind her when she’s alone that her little life is ultimately worthwhile–cuz she owns a piece of “The King.”

He touched me, Oh He touched me,
And oh the joy that floods my soul!
Something happened and now I know,
He touched me and made me whole.


  1. I hope Dr. Craig does not waste his time on Loftus. He would run circles around him. I suspect the listeners would gain nothing but frustration from Loftus' deficient argumentation. Loftus, however, would get to add to his resume a debate with someone ten times his consequence.

  2. Bill Craig might be tempted to adopt the response Richard Dawkins reportedly gave when invited to debate Craig: "That would look good on his résumé, but not so good on mine."

    In Craig's case, the response would be entirely warranted.