Laura Ingraham vs Brian Sapient
I was surfing youtube, and I stumbled into a debate between Brian Sapient and Laura Ingraham:
Since I am from Panama, and living in Panama, where Catholic fundies are a dime-a-dozen, homophobia is a cool trend everywhere, and atheists are rare, it is a ""miracle"" that I know about Brian Sapient, and it is no surprise that I have no idea of who Laura Ingraham is, for she is a radio talk show host, and I don't have satellite radio or anything like it. I can tell that she is a very unpleasant person.
Anyway, one of the things I noticed about this debate is that she used a technique Christians often use in verbal debates which is simple: "cutting off" the person they're debating, often raising the voice.
Then she takes Brian Sapient off-guard by saying Christians have charity programs while atheists have none, or something like it. Let's see how true that is:
(1) Christian charity programs, whatever they are, often have strings attached, and one of them is converting the people being helped into Christians. Christian charity work usually involves large sums of money that end up being used to build more christian places of worship.
(2) Do christians help people because they want to, or because they think helping people will give them a ticket to heaven?
(3) With all the damage christians do (overpopullation is one of the leading causes of poverty, and I don't need a degree in rocket science to figure out who is to blame for it), their charity work is no better than having the KKK giving candies to black kids.
(4) Most of the scientific community isn't christian, and quite frankly having them coming out with artificial skin for burn victims, new prosthetics is a lot better than having christians praying for any patient's recovery.
Another BS she threw at Brian Sapient was the nonsense that every movement that improved mankind had a christian element in it.
(1) Marty Luther King was a reverend, yes, but white-black segregation wouldn't have existed if whites hadn't slaved blacks, and many people who supported slavery used the old Testament to condone it since the OT supports slavery.
(2) The Feminist movement has a Christian element. What utter nonsense. Most Christians are anti-feminists, and, in the Bible, Paul couldn't have been more anti-woman. And she is a Catholic? Isn't that the religion that would've women popping out babies all the time because that's what women are in this world for?
There's a part 2 of that debate, but listening to that woman makes me sick to my stomach.