Paltalk Debate


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  • Who:  Matt Slick vs Anthony Murphy, aka Anthonycatholic,
  • Topic:  Are we justified before God by faith alone or by faith and works?
  • When: January 8, 2013.  7pm time MST
  • Room:  Catholicism or Christian Debate
  • Duration: 1 hour total
  • Format:
    • Anthony begins with 3 minute opening, I respond with three minutes
    • 3 minute back and forth four turns each
      • one person asks a question.  Responder gets 2 minute response.  Asker gets 1 minute response.  Then next question.  Back and for four times.
    • 2 minute cross talk - can say whatever we want to during those 2 minutes.
    • 33 minute closing


Formal Debate - I'm challenged to debates by various people at different times on Paltalk.  So, here is a "basic" idea of what I will accept for a formal type debate.

  1. Agreed upon topic
  2. Agreed upon time durations, for example...but not limited to...
    1. Five minute open each side
    2. Three minute response, each side
    3. Q & A period of asking 3 questions each with 2 minute response and 1 minute counter response, alternating sides.
    4. Five minute close.
  3. Politeness
  4. Address the topic, not the person

Personally, if I am "debating" with someone in a room and I am red dotted (silenced) during a response, then I will leave the room immediately.

Informal Debate

  1. Basic politeness
  2. Address the issue, not the person
  3. No insults
  4. No redotting