WinePusher and Zzyzx have agreed to debate the topic Did the claimed resurrection of Jesus happen literally and physically?" (in the real world)
Zzyzx wrote:I accept the pattern and the topic as stated with no further qualification.WinePusher wrote:A total of ten posts. The following pattern is preferable to me, if you consent we will follow it:Zzyzx wrote:I accept #2 with "resurrection" as the topic -- five posts each -- closely monitored H2H (to prevent personal comments and unsupported assertions). Perhaps the topic should be "Did the claimed resurrection of Jesus happen literally and physically?" (in the real world)
If you are willing and able, I am willing to open the topic in H2H with suggested "rules of engagement" to be discussed (prior to the five official posts).
Post 1: WinePusher Presents Evidence for the Resurrection
Post 2: Zzyzx Presents Rebuttal
Post 3: WinePusher Presents Rebuttal To The Rebuttal
Post 4: Zzyzx Presents Final Rebuttal
Post 5: Zzyzx Presents Evidence for Historical Claim of his Choice
Post 6: WinePusher Presents Rebuttal
Post 7: Zzyzx Presents Rebuttal to The Rebuttal
Post 8: WinePusher Presents Final Rebuttal
Post 9: WinePusher presents concluding post summarizing why the Resurrection is equally, or better, supported than Zzyzx's claim.
Post 10: Zzyzx presents concluding post summarizing why his claim is better supported than the Resurrection or why the Resurrection probabaly did not occur in reality.
I further propose that:
1) The bible be considered NOT authoritative regarding claims of truth (only as source of what is claimed).
2) All claims and assertions be supported or formally retracted
3) NO personal comments of any kind
4) A time limit be agreed for response (possibly 3 or 5 days)