The debate is on!

Well, it’s official…

Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron are going to debate two atheists without appealing to their faith or the Bible. They are going to debate stricktly using the scientific evidence. This should prove to be a very interesting and helpful debate. Ray does a pretty good job with his debates, I just hope Kirk is prepared for it as well. We will have to see!

Here are the details:

“Most people equate atheism with intellectualism,” explained Comfort in a statement, “but it’s actually an intellectual embarrassment. I am amazed at how many people think that God’s existence is a matter of faith. It’s not, and I will prove it at the debate – once and for all. This is not a joke. I will present undeniable scientific proof that God exists.”

The debate is in reaction to the “Blasphemy Challenge” that started late in 2006. The two creators of the movement encouraged all people to tape themselves with a short message that will “damn themselves to hell.” Participants must recite the line “I deny the Holy Spirit,” and then upload their video onto YouTube.

Comfort and Cameron felt that these two would be some of the most difficult people to convince that God does indeed exist, so contacted them about having a discussion.

ABC has said that they will film the debate, which will take place on May 5 in New York City, and will stream it live on their website as well as use footage for their program Nightline. Martin Bashir, co-anchor of Nightline, will moderate the event.

(HT: Tim Challies)

One thought on “The debate is on!”

  1. I think this will be very interesting to see. I saw this news story on digg and wondered who the “high profile evangelist” was.
    Ray Comfort is a smart guy, so I guess we’ll see. I hope and pray that it will go well for him. It seems to be getting a lot of press.

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