An atheist friend I've been interacting with for over ten years on irc and facebook is now responding to presuppositionalists like Sye and his Sye-clones in video format. Here's Ozymandias Ramses II on YouTube (not his real name).
Let me guess: an Undernet Atheist!
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Yeah, Undernet. Though, he used to visited other irc servers. If you've chatted on irc, his nick was QED or Ozymandias. For years in the early 2000s I chatted with him on a nearly daily or weekly basis. Unfortunately, my understanding of presuppositionalism back then was limited to mostly to Van Til, Bahnsen, Frame, and Clark. Presuppositionalism has advanced greatly since then. In the past few years we've only been friendly on facebook but neither of us had time to chat in depth on irc.
Hi Annoyed,Those above anon's have a severe dent in their credibility. Seems that they don't have a name that they are willing to die to.Little more than a virtual name with little accountability. Like a ridgling lacking a testicle. Not a stallion that a breeder would rely on. Now that linked to Pousto may in fact be a "pastor"... but of who and where? And his argument was weak.And who in their right mind would take advice from an Ozy? Doesn't he chew on bats? I have responded to numerous critiques of Sye at Triablogue. My latest was here- http://triablogue.blogspot.ca/2013/11/the-making-of-atheist-how-immorality_9.htmlAgain, three cheers for Sye. Now there's a name to rely on, sigh :)
He actually studied philosophy as a undergraduate and was knowledgeable enough that he was allowed to teach classes to other undergraduates. His background is in epistemology. That was his the area of research when he eventually decided to stop pursuing his doctorate. He said that the closer he got to getting his doctorate, the less appealing it became to him. I think he's a really bright guy. Unfortunately, for now, his videos are intentionally basic in order to correct both atheists and the perceived errors of presuppositionalism. He does acknowledge that presuppositionalism is actually much more powerful and subtle than most atheists realize. Unfortunately, his knowledge of presuppositionalism is limited such that he makes basic mistakes concerning presuppositionalism.
But you have to admit that Sye's presuppositionalism is unsophisticated. Unlike that of James Anderson, Ronald W. DiGiacomo, John Frame, and the Triabloggers here Paul Manata & Steve Hays.Personally, I side more against the folks at Choosing Hats when they disagree with Frame or DiGiacomo or Manata or Hays.