Author Dinesh D'Souza has debated the likes of Christopher Hitchens, Michael Shermer, and Daniel Dennett. He has also written a book entitled What's So Great about Christianity. As readers of Truthbomb know, I have not always agreed with Mr. D'Souza on everything, however, I'm glad to see that Mr. D'Souza has issued a challenge to Bill Maher, star of the latest attempt to bash religion, Religulous, to debate.
In his recent article, Why Bill Maher Made Me Laugh, Dinesh issues the following challenge:
"Maher simply ignores the good evidence on the other side. I would love to debate him on his show, and can easily show that Maher’s self-image as an intellectual is largely bogus. It is only in the company of obvious charlatans and simpletons that Maher comes off as the bright guy. And because he cannot stand up to real opposition, I doubt that Maher has the guts to take me up on this offer. Ultimately, he is an intellectual coward who relies on the argumentum ad ignorantium—the argument that relies on the ignorance of the audience."
In Maher's defense, I have read that he has had Christian apologist Frank Turek on his show, Politically Incorrect, in the past.
So, Mr. Maher, we a Truthbomb Apologetics want to know: What Say You? Will you accept Dinesh's challenge to debate?
Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross