Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Debate between Mormon Professor Dan. Petersen and Dr. James White



This debate took place on a mormon call in radio program between Dr. James White, and 3 LDS Apologists. Dr. White does an outstanding job of refuting the logical errors of the apologists, and the callers in to the program.

This is part 1 of a 12 part video.

9 comments:

I have to say....James White is an able debater, but in this case he simply did not come out on top. Granted, it was a three-on-one debate. Nevertheless, it simply can't be said that White refuted anything in this debate. He lost.

That isn't to say if the debate were held again today he wouldn't be better prepared.

It seems like the answer of why take the Bible as the word of God (in parts 2 & 3) was missing a little bit. The answer to that seems to be more along the lines of how we got our Bible and why we believe the Bible, as translated today, is the same Bible that we have archeological evidence for and can be shown as reliably the same as when it was written. In that case, the New Testament becomes witness testimony that we are relying on instead of a warm fuzzy that I can get watching a moving TV show.

So, I can rely on the Bible to be first-hand testimony of Jesus Christ, and believe that testimony is the truth. The witnesses who knew the truth died stating the same thing that was written. I don't think that they would allow themselves to be boiled in oil or crucified upside down or beheaded for a lie. They've made the case, and I believe it.

Since I believe the New Testament witness, I can believe what Christ said, which points me to the Old Testament as reliable.

Can the Mormon show the archeological evidence, which is over 5000 pieces of manuscript evidence (whole or partial) for the Bible, for the Book of Mormon? No, since it is only a single-source document with no archeological evidence for it.

James White is no doctor, he is a quack, and never went to a real school.

Weston, you have only come and left a personal attack against Dr. White, offering absolutely zero argument, and zero proof of your assertion.

You have given me your opinion, but that is all. It's like saying, "Chocolate ice cream is best". Well, to you it might be, but this is not objective fact, it's your subjective opinion.

Do you have any sort of proof to offer? An argument to make? A refutation of Dr. White's remarks during this debate? Or is this simply a "slap and run" comment?

If your going to make these claims you bare the burden of proof to show that Dr. James White has no doctorate, he in fact is a quack, and never went to a real school. Otherwise, you are thoroughly refuted.

Ans even worse, James White is a sissy. He will not call me back, he will not return my emails. He will not meet me face to face. We both live right here in Phoenix, he is a coward. He is not a man, he is a little girl.

Weston, why would Dr. White, who is currently in England doing his debate head on against Islam, in the largest mosque in all of Europe, take time out from reaching tens of thousands, to have you call him a little girl?

While your busy begging for some attention, Dr. White is tackling Islam head on, in it's own house. Sorry man, not interested.

England is the home of Islam? Wow, I learned something from you I never knew. I figured it would be either Mecca or Medina.

James White is neither a Christian nor a man. He made fun of the wives of Brigham Young on his radio show and called them ugly. Let's see him say that to my face. We live right here in the same city. Why will he make fun of their appearance on his show but not too my face?

He knows he wouldn't stand a chance against me, the little sissy.

Weston, please show me where I said that England is the home of Islam? Where exactly did I say this?

I said, "Weston, why would Dr. White, who is currently in England doing his debate head on against Islam, in the largest mosque in all of Europe, take time out from reaching tens of thousands, to have you call him a little girl?"

I was pretty clear that Dr. White was debating in a Mosque, not that England is the home of Islam.

Considering you cannot even seam to make a single point on my blog, your quite lucky Dr. White has spoken with you, if I am ripping your comments to shreds, he would leave nothing left.

All you have shown is that you do not read the arguments, and you know how to call names ... congrats I guess?