Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Fitzgerald vs Gullotta - Discussing Jesus

The "disdate" between Daniel Gullotta and David Fitzgerald is now available on the Miami Valley Skeptics podcast. It's not a great debate, but still manages to be interesting - if a bit earnest - presuming you're into that kind of thing. It's also available on iTunes.

It's a polite affair. Who "won"? I give the debate to Fitzgerald - which has nothing to do with my own views which lean slightly in the other direction. Gullotta tends to over-talk and slip into a pontifical style, a lot of which is marginal to the discussion. His overuse of the word "I" can also be irritating.

One of the assumptions voiced on the podcast by Gullotta (and agreed to by Fitzgerald) was that only atheists take a mythicist position and that no Christians are mythicists: i.e. "all mythicists are atheists". That's just flat out wrong, as anyone familiar with the work of Thomas L. Brodie knows.

But what the heck!

1 comment:

  1. Fr. Brodie's historicist skepticism comes at a bad time for Ireland: A Catholic monoculture where church attendance is at a new low of 30%.