het NA27 how about you an me have a debate
sometime in the future under strict rules?
[19:00] <NA27away> Sure,
vell: Resolved: Not A Single Person at the Council of Nicea
Believed as Dogma All Things Rome Demands Faith in Today. :-)
[19:01] <velleity> when
would you like to argue this?
[19:01] <velleity> set a
[19:01] <NA27away> Well, I
head to Long Island January 17th, to it would be best before
then....maybe a Thursday evening?
[19:02] <velleity> unless
you lookingh for an extemporaneous debate?
[19:03] <velleity> just
you and me..no intepolations from the spectators
[19:03] <NA27away> Fine
[19:03] <NA27away> This
coming Thursday, then?
[19:03] <velleity> time?
[19:04] <velleity> when
you lose..you have to pay a penalty....
[19:04] <NA27away> lol
[19:04] <NA27away> I don't
intend to, vell.
[19:04] <velleity> king
charles the 1st never intended to lose his head either
[19:05] <NA27away> And who
will "judge" the debate?
[19:07] <velleity> don't
you have those protocols set up??
[19:07] <NA27away> For
discussions in a chat channel? Uh, no. :-)
[19:07] <velleity> or do
you just declare yourself the winner always??
[19:07] <NA27away> < sigh
[19:09] <NA27away> Are you
interested in discussing that topic this coming Thursday
evening or not?
[19:10] <velleity> the
topic is rhetorical
[19:10] <velleity> you had
better qualify it I think
[19:11] <NA27away> Seems
straightforward enough, but if you don't like that one,
[19:13] <velleity> how
about we reword the topic?
[19:14] * NA27away has no
problem with debating any of the Marian dogmas, too. :-)
[19:14] <NA27away> Or
[19:14] <NA27away> The
[19:14] <NA27away> :_)
[19:15] * velleity chooses
[19:15] <NA27away> lol
[19:15] <NA27away> Bad
move. But anyway....what was your suggestion for rewording
the other, anyway?
[19:15] <velleity> never
mind..purgatory it is
[19:16] * velleity
snickers (this will be a push over)
[19:16] <NA27away> That's
what Fr. Peter Stravinskas thought. :-)
[19:16] <velleity> I may
even remain conscious for the greater part of the debate
[19:17] <NA27away> Your
arrogance does not put you in good stead, I assure you.
[19:17] <velleity> nor
does your hubris NA27
[19:17] <NA27away> I
defeated Stravinskas in May of 2001 on the subject. To my
knowledge, you have never engaged the topic in a meaningful
manner. At least I know what Rome teaches on the subject.
[19:18] <velleity> well
your knowledge is about to be expaned...
[19:18] <NA27away> I have
a history to point to. I don't believe you do. Hence, to
proclaim yourself victor before the debate has begun is
foolishness. Be that as it may, when shall we begin?
[19:18] <NA27away> That
would be "expanded."
[19:19] <velleity> just a
word of advice though if I may..try not to let your limbic
systems take over your proprioceptions..it is not helpful in
[19:19] <NA27away> lol
[19:19] <NA27away> What
time do you wish to begin?
[19:19] <velleity> your
[19:20] <NA27away> What
time zone are you in?
[19:21] <velleity> nope I
wish to totally vanquish him..not just slaughter him :)
[19:21] <NA27away> Suggest
a format. Be glad to work it out. What time zone do you live
[19:22] <velleity> I'm in
[19:23] <velleity> abut we
can set the rules now ok?
Gracious. Well, we can begin anywhere from 6-7:30PM MST as
far as I'm concerned.
[19:24] <velleity> or you
want only your rules?
[19:24] <NA27away> How
about fifteen minutes to present an opening position....you
can use prepared statements, but you can't flood (i.e., you
need to use a delay in posting). I would suggest a 4000ms
delay so that people can keep up with the scrolling text.
[19:25] <NA27away> Then
ten minutes to rebut, no scrolled text.
[19:25] <velleity> done
[19:25] <NA27away> Then
fifteen minutes each for cross examination. No grand
[19:26] <NA27away> Then
five minute closing statements, no scrolled text.
[19:26] <NA27away> Then
open it to the room for discussion.
[19:26] <NA27away> Both
participants can post unedited versions on their respective
[19:26] * NA27away hopes
everyone is logging this. :-)
[19:26] <velleity> define
cross examination..I suggest we alternate...viz...proposition
Cross-examination in a debate involves one side asking
questions of the other; questions only, no rebuttal or
comment, just questions.
[19:27] <NA27away> Right,
we will moderate the channel so that it will be just you and
[19:27] <velleity> like
being tired to a tree..shooting fish in a barrell :)
[19:27] <NA27away> That
would be "tied."
[19:28] <velleity> no
tired in your case
[19:28] <NA27away> One
thing is for certain: you are not my equal in spelling or
[19:28] <NA27away> OK, so,
when do we begin Thursday evening, sir?
[19:28] <NA27away> I
assume it is sir?
[19:28] <velleity> or
[19:28] <velleity> set the
[19:29] <NA27away> OK, as
6:30PM would be 8:30PM EST, and a number of our regulars are
in the EST, that would be good.
[19:29] <NA27away> It is
currently 7:28PM MST, in case you wish to know.
[19:29] <velleity> 8.30pm
est it is
Excellent. See you then.
[19:29] <velleity> can
hardly wait :)
[19:30] <velleity> hardly
[19:31] * NA27away shakes
his head and chuckles.
[19:31] <velleity> if it
was a tennis match I'd remove the strings from my racket to
make it fair