On Tuesday, March 6, 2007, Catholic apologist and author Dave Armstrong challenged Protestant apologist and author James White to a public online debate covering the proposed topic: "Theological Definition of “Christian” / Is Catholicism Properly Called “Christian”?
White’s response, given just 12 hours later, was as follows [Dave’s comments in blue]:
You have got to be kidding. I gave you your chance in the past. You ducked and ran. We both know it. I challenged you to public debate.
You refused. I reviewed your book and took it apart. You ran.
[Nope; it had nothing to do with “running”. I simply stopped participating in the exchange because White had made it almost entirely a vehicle for personal insult. In the early part, when he was actually making some arguments about the [/COLOR]book, I replied to everything]
Your credibility rating is 0.0. You are all verbiage, zero substance. What is more, given your obsession with me, your playing with photos, even posting pictures from my blog recently, I consider you a stalker, nothing more. Stay out of the chat channel, as you are not a welcome guest. Your arrogance knows no limitations and your hubris is likewise without bounds. Further, your continual pattern of “promise/vow” followed by “woops, I didn’t mean that” makes your very integrity and honesty highly suspect. I would invite you get some help with your obsessive/compulsive problem. Learn to live your life focused upon positive things rather than upon your obsession with me. I have not said a word about you in ages, because I have no interest in your re-tread Catholic apologetics, and I am focused upon important things.
As it is, I have two weeks to put together an entire presentation on the tomb/resurrection controversy. So please, get some help, find some happiness and move on.
Would anyone, Catholic or Protestant, consider that a Christian response from Mr. White? :nope:
Given Mr. White’s own obsession with debating (estimates of his debates range from dozens into the hundreds) and his previous attempts to debate Mr. Armstrong in a live face-to-face format, the acidic response from Mr. White seems very curious indeed.