It was The Great Debate I. The first big debate on Long Island. An intense evening of debate between myself and Gerry Matatics. Unfortunately, we have not gotten this debate off of VHS onto DVD as yet (it’s on the list). You can find it in the mp3 list, of course. In any case, this was the third cross-ex period (we did four topics that night), and I finally got exasperated with Gerry’s many circular and unfounded arguments, and especially his saying we have as much basis for believing in the Bodily Assumption of Mary as we have to believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. So the following ten minutes or so are intense, ending in one of the most memorable moments in my debate career.
You can get the audio mp3 available here, Part 1 and Part 2. And the full debate is on Youtube here.