Posted on Dec 30, 2013 by Tom Gilson
Someone sent an email my way via Ratio Christi’s contact page, offering this tidbit of wisdom:
Why do you flatter yourself by believing that Peter Boghossian would waste his time with your nonsense? You are not even in the same league. This is an excellent corollary to the fact that Dawkins will not debate creationists. It would look good on your C.V. but not Peters [sic].
I don’t think I’m in the same league as Boghossian at all. His command of persuasion theory far outshines the little I learned in my social psychology studies. I’m sure the same would be true for his philosophical studies.
The thing is, though, this isn’t about who’s in what league. It isn’t about flattering myself, and I don’t need to pad my CV, since I already have all the position I want or need for years to come. It’s about whether his arguments stand up to a challenge. When it comes to the Christian faith, the answer is no, and I have shown reasons to think so.