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Debate Arrangements

Postby Peter Kirby » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:26 pm

Please make offers to have a debate and arrange the details of any possible debate in this thread.
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Re: Debate Arrangements

Postby Robert Tulip » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:37 pm

Robert Tulip wrote:
neilgodfrey wrote:how about a moderated and focused discussion on the basis of your claim that astrotheology is the basis of the Lord's Prayer?


Great idea. I would welcome that.

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Re: Debate Arrangements

Postby Peter Kirby » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:48 pm

Sounds good! Just let me know, you guys, if you actually want to do this, along with suggestions for number of words per post, number of rounds, and who writes first (may I suggest that Robert Tulip writes first?).

For example: up to 4000 words per post, with 3 rounds. Adjust these numbers up or down as you think is needed.
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Re: Debate Arrangements

Postby Secret Alias » Fri May 15, 2015 9:34 am

I would like to debate with anyone the idea/claim/assertion that we have enough information from Christian antiquity to say to be certain about the origin, nature and texts of the earliest Christian religion.
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Re: Debate Arrangements

Postby Secret Alias » Fri May 15, 2015 7:49 pm

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Re: Debate Arrangements

Postby Ananda » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:17 am

I'm interested in defending and expanding the position of the overwhelming evidence of "elixirs" in early Christianity.

Mushrooms
Myth and Mithras
Ruck, Hoffman, Gonzalez

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Re: Debate Arrangements

Postby Peter Kirby » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:40 pm

Ananda wrote:I'm interested in defending and expanding the position of the overwhelming evidence of "elixirs" in early Christianity.

Mushrooms
Myth and Mithras
Ruck, Hoffman, Gonzalez

http://www.egodeath.com/


Very interesting. I wonder if anyone wants to take the skeptical side on that debate.
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Re: Debate Arrangements

Postby Peter Kirby » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:13 pm

Try not to forget rule #2 of The Podium: "Strictly no flaming, no trolling, no insults, no parody, no ad hominem, no vulgarity, no personal comments, and nothing that could otherwise reasonably be considered offensive or that distracts from the subject being discussed."

I'm very lax in every other forum, so we should at least try to maintain a decorum here.

Also, and perhaps more importantly, this thread is for debate arrangements only, not for any kind of extended discussion.

A thread has been split off here:
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Re: Debate Arrangements

Postby Secret Alias » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:47 pm

I will only debate this topic if all participants have to ingest mushrooms before debating
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Re: Debate Arrangements

Postby Ananda » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:58 am

Secret Alias wrote:I will only debate this topic if all participants have to ingest mushrooms before debating



Could we work out some form of digital ingestion? Maybe just stare at a visual picture of magic mushrooms for some given length of time. People are getting off this way :ugeek: with nudity.

I already made a proposal in The Elixir within. Transubstantiation as well could work. We need somebody who can bless digital forms.
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