In the never-ending investigation between science/logic and religion and my attempt to reconcile the two, I have watched many formal debates on the issue. My hang-up with religionists is that they always try to combat logic and science with scripture and testimony. Why are religionists afraid of using logic to combat logic? Is religion illogical and they can’t win the debate logically and therefore must rely on scripture, testimony and emotion?
And the atheist in the debates is always a charismatic public speaker while the religionist looks like a slightly agoraphobic choirboy who can barely break monosyllabic tones. The outcome of the debates is obvious and the religionist is always slaughtered. That being said, I have found a great debate between two equally yoked opponents.