Since You tube started up I've found it to be the most amazing source for online debate videos. I wanted to start this discussion because I'd like to know if anyone here (I'm sure most if not all of you) watches debates between atheists and theists and which one happens to be your favourite. The other reason is after watching these debates I've discovered something that's missing when I watch them, but I'm not sure if I'm wrong in my assessment.
First of all my favourite debates are Sam Harris vs. Rabbi Wolpe and Hitchens vs. Douglas Wilson. My least favourite was the Islamic one titled "does not God exist?" .
Now on to the disconnect in these debates. Every time I see them I get frustrated by the fact that the atheist does not make an effort in trying to correct the logic of the theist or simply just go for their throat. These debates end up feeling like verbal masturbation to me because there are so many holes in the theist's logic that don't get addressed.
Am I wrong in taking this stance? I mean if I were in one of those debates I would wipe my ass with these theists. I understand the importance and need to be cordial, but the theist's logic is so full of holes you don't even have to be cordial to go for their throats. Why oh why do we let them get off the hook. In my opinion there's nothing more effective than the RESOUNDING voice of reason, which when revealed immediately and naturally with confidence would destroy any hopes of the theist maintaining their train of thought.
Ok that's it, I sort of feel better now :)