Regarding your debate with Cardinal George Pell. Sun, Jan 05 2014 #(2226)

Jan 5, 2014

I hope this is read by Richard Dawkins!
Not one hour ago I learned of who you are for the very first time, when I watched your debate with Cardinal George Pell in its entirety on youtube. I’m a 19 year old American male who is a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or “LDS” for short, and I must say–I’ve become a fan of yours. While I do believe firmly in the existence of God, I have so much respect for you after watching that particular debate. You laid out your points logically, eloquently, and respectfully. I was disappointed that the Cardinal didn’t seem to be interested in actual debate so much as in trying to sway the audience against you through petty rhetoric. Several times when the Cardinal was asked pointed or loaded questions by either you or the audience members I wished I had been debating you myself, rather than him. I think I what admired most about you in that particular debate was that you always stuck to logic–even when the Cardinal didn’t. I count myself among your fans. If you ever make an appearance at some sort of event near southern California (where I live) I’ll most definitely attempt to come and possibly ask you some questions myself.

Your most recent fan,
Jonah S. Monson

One comment on “Regarding your debate with Cardinal George Pell. Sun, Jan 05 2014 #(2226)”

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    ldn_sw11 says:

    The UK and Australian Daily Mail newspaper reports today the findings of a Royal Commission that Cardinal George Pell helped move Australia’s worst paedophile priest, Gerald Francis Ridsdale, between parishes at the height of his reign of terror. The newspaper goes to report that the former Archbishop of Melbourne is now based in The Vatican to oversees church finances.

    Jonah, I hope you will now question the beliefs you share with LDS and why a church denied reality and evidence when confronted by it, did not do the right thing, rather preferring to cover it up.

    The poor children.

    In hindsight, it was shame that Dawkins had to share a stage with this “cardinal”, whatever that role now means or stands for, given the findings of the Royal Commission.



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