Curtis/Vacula Debate Series “Does the Christian God Exist?” – Compilation Post

My written debate with JD Curtis on the topic of “Does the Christian God Exist?” has concluded.
All of our statements have been posted on our respective blogs.

All of the linking and foraging though my blog and JD Curtis’s blog might be somewhat annoying (even though I’ve included links in previous posts, so I’ll place everything in this post into various word documents so it looks nice and is easy to access.

Opening Statement by JD Curtis:
First Rebuttal by JD Curtis:
Second Rebuttal by Justin Vacula:
Second Rebuttal by JD Curtis:
Closing statement by JD Curtis:

Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula hosts the Stoic Philosophy Podcast; serves as co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society; and has hosted monthly Stoic Philosophy discussion groups for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia.

He has appeared on and hosted various radio shows and podcasts; participated in formal debates and discussions; was a guest speaker for college-level courses; was featured in local, national, and international news; and has been invited to speak at various national, local, and statewide events.

Vacula received bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a minor in Professional Writing, and the distinguished W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is currently living in the Scranton, PA area attending Marywood University’s graduate-level Mental Health Counseling program and has worked with the Arc of Luzerne County’s Transition to Community Employment program as a teacher’s assistant and job coach alongside adult learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

He also plays poker; volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign while playing at events in the Eastern United States; and enjoys metal music.

  • GCT

    So, was it worth it? Do you think this “debate” was fruitful? As far as I can tell, JD is still a clueless, deluded individual.

  • rustywheeler

    Who’s deciding the “winner”? I think the audience was pretty much me and GCT.Well done, btw.

  • GCT

    You’re partly right. I, for some unknown reason, can never get the scribd site to actually display anything for me, so I’ve only been able to read JD’s side.That said, it was quite apparent to me that JD was doing his usual schtick. He cares nothing for consistency or intellectual honesty. He’ll make any argument at any time that he thinks will help his cause and then simply claim he didn’t if it backfires or claim that he doesn’t get why it backfires, as he did with the “Do plants feel pain?” argument, for example. Although I’m not surprised that he didn’t get it that he was just digging a deeper hole on that one.

  • GCT

    BTW, what happened to the comments on your earlier post that you did after the 1st rebuttal?

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