Sunday, February 3, 2013

Tips for People Debating William Lane Craig

Okay, you didn't really want to debate the guy, but everybody kept calling you chicken, or your agent or editor said it would be good publicity for your new book. Whatever the reason, you now find yourself publicly committed to debating William Lane Craig. The guy's a former college debater, who can make your position look bad, no matter how much better you think your arguments might be. So assuming that you don't want to look like a complete idiot, what do you do? Well, if I were you I would contact the debate coach at your college or university and ask for tips. If the coach knows her stuff, she'll at least help you with the basics, like how to use a flow sheet (if you look carefully at Craig during the debates, you'll notice that he uses one). But just in case you can't get hold of the coach, I've included a video I found on youtube. It was made for high school students, but that's okay, because you probably don't know anymore about debating than they do. Anyway, what have you got to lose?  The better you are at debating Craig, the higher your book sales.

UPDATE: You cannot hope to conduct a formal, competitive debate without using a flow sheet. It is the indispensable tool for a debater.

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