Worst Atheist Debate Performances (revised 22-May-15)

In the past, I posted a list of the “Worst Atheist Debaters.” I now think that title was a mistake, since it’s possible that a single debate performance may not be representative of a person’s overall skill in debate. So I am republishing that list now as a list of the “Worst Atheist Debate Performances.”

Like my list of “Best Atheist Debaters,” I don’t know of any way to be fully objective about this sort of thing. Also, like the other list, I fully recognize that others may disagree. Nevertheless, for what it’s worth, here is my list of worst atheist debate performances, organized by topic.

Topic: God’s Existence

Topic: Morality Without God
  • Craig-Kurtz Debate (for an example, see here)
  • Craig-Taylor Debate

Topic: Resurrection of Jesus

  • Habermas-Flew Debate
  • Wood-Loftus Debate (2015)
Note: as with the other list, nothing should be read into the fact that someone’s name does not appear on this list. I haven’t listened to all atheist debate performances; additionally, I am undecided about some of the ones I have listened to.
"I certainly agree that physicalism threatens the ontological existence of the person. However, I think ..."

Can Brains Think?
"I concede that physics cannot add up to create aboutness, objective normativity, or objective purpose. ..."

Can Brains Think?
""What if God kicks back? Does that make God physical?"Yes."That idea doesn't bother me, at ..."

Can Brains Think?
"Vic & Keith, Some fascinating discussion related to your debate here:Is physicalism an impoverished metaphysics?http://evolvingthoughts.net...Is ..."

Can Brains Think?
POPULAR AT PATHEOS Nonreligious
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment