Tuesday, June 10, 2008

And Gallantly He Chickened Out

What do Sam Harris, Michelle Malkin, and PZ Meyers have in common?

No JB, it's not a perky smile and a nice set of gams. Rather all three have been challenged to a debate with Vox Day on the airwaves of the First Team of the Northern Alliance Radio Network and all three have declined to take up the gauntlet.

You can read PZ's rationale for skonkering off and avoiding a debate on the existence of God here. Based on this comment alone, I don't think he really knows much about his potential opponent or the proposed forum:

The fact that the Northern Alliance radio show actually thinks Vox Day is a credible voice for conservative thought tells me right away that there is something wrong with them, and no, I'm not going to trust them at all.

Vox is by no means a conservative. And the topic for this debate doesn't necessarily have anything to do with one's political beliefs. There are atheists and believers alike among libertarians, conservatives, and liberals.

The fact of the matter is that we would have been open to whatever terms of debate that Meyers was agreeable to. Some commenters at his blog have suggested that he would have been at a disadvantage because we could cut off his mike right in the middle of him making a devastating argument that would caused our thousands hundreds at least a dozen listeners to instantly renounce their faith.

The reality is that Meyers could have chosen to be in studio with us during the debate while Vox would be on the phone from an undisclosed European location. That definitely would be to Meyers advantage. Besides Brian and I barely know how to turn our own mikes on to say nothing of being technically savvy or devious enough to cut off a guest's.

You would think that a refined man of science like Meyers would jump at the opportunity to use his vast powers of reason and critical thinking to publicly destroy a pathetic little twerp with delusions of grandeur like Vox Day.

Oh well, now we'll just have to go to plan B: a live radio broadcast of a no holds barred extreme fighting cage match between Vox and Atomizer. If you listen closely, you'll be able to hear the bones breaking.

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