Friday, April 22, 2011

Question During the Carrier-Holding Debate

Richard Carrier recently debate Christian apologist Robert Turkel aka "JP Holding" and here is some audio I found from the debate. In the video below both speakers are asked what evidence they would need to see in order to change their belief system. Carrier, of course, has answered this question at length in his essay Why I am Not a Christian (which has now been revised and published as a book: Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith Holding's answer to this question is rather bizarre and somewhat nonsensical, as the video itself points out:

1 comment:

Ben said...

Yes, when Holding titles one of his books or articles with something like, "The Impossible Faith" or "The Impossibility of Theft" (of Jesus' body) what he apparently really means is, "Nothing absolutely disproves it" as though anyone should be impressed with that epistemic metric.