A Real Christian Apologetics Conference!

I've been asked to remind people that on March 13th I'm debating David Wood at the 2010 Virginia Regional Apologetics Conference. You'll notice that attending can cost you $49 and it's at a church. But the fee for people who just want to attend the debate is $10, should you be interested. In any case this is what an apologetics conference should look like to any Christians out there interested in putting one together. Have an "apologetics in action" debate in it.

David and I previously debated the problem of evil. I responded to Mary Jo Sharp's criticisms later.

10 comments:

Harry H. McCall, CET said...

The term TRUTH is one highly abused term in Christianity (It’s funny just how a kick dog hollows!).

Not only does Christianity, as a religion, claim truth over all the other world god revealed religions, but a particular Christian sect or cult has all the truth over any other Christian sect's or cult's revealed tradition making them either heterical or non-Christian.

In religion, God ONLY equals truth if it’s your sect’s or cult’s religious tradition and only if it’s your sect or cults God!

magnumdb said...

A repeat debate with David Wood? It's good to see it going from a small space at a University to what I presume is a much bigger venue with more spectators.

Get those debates under your belt!

Kevin H said...

I think non-Christians should attend as many apologetics conferences as possible. They are usually very informative.

My friend Pat Zukeran is putting one on in Hawaii in a few days. Anyone lucky enough to be in the islands can check info at www.evidenceandanswers.org.

Piratefish said...

Ok so they get together, to discuss ... what exactly? Why they still haven't convince the world their's is the only one true religion?

Oliver said...

@Kevin H

I've been to a few apologetics conferences. It's mostly a display of bad science and bad history. And that's the polite way of describing these conferences.

Dane Eidson said...

@ Oliver,
You're correct! I went to an apologetics conference back in November 2006 held in North Carolina. The Science was very bad. Most of the people there believed the Earth to be 6000 years old. The few old earth creationists that were in attendance had no idea what evolution is and for sure did not know the facts that proved evolution.
@ John, you know this already but you will find a large collection of ignorant people there. I did not say, stupid, I said ignorant. But I wonder sometimes if they are stupid.

AdamK said...

I've never been to one, but one time at the state fair I watched some drunk carnies flinging dried-out bull droppings at each other.

Ken Pulliam, Ph.D. said...

John,

Unless David Wood has improved greatly, you should have no trouble. His debate with you on the problem of evil was pathetic. He is an embarrassment to the evangelicals. I can't believe that he is the best they can come up with at an Apologetics conference.

Ken
http://formerfundy.blogspot.com

John W. Loftus said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence Ken. We'll see.

Dan DeMura said...

John just wanted to give you a vote of encouragement in your upcoming debate...

If I may offer a thought, my two cents, I know you know your stuff... but in a public presentation in my opinion it's the presentation of those facts that wins the debate. Engage the audience as well as your debate opponent. Think sales, you are selling your facts, but show the audience how your message relates to them... wait a minute, your a former preacher, you know how this works. Have fun, good luck. :)