Yesterday, I failed to post any updates on Technology because my time was spent arguing my stand during the informal debate between me and a Catholic Defender in Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte. The Catholic Defender stood to prove that Christ is God, while I was on the negative side of it. Just like I said, it’s not a formal one although we follow the rules on the formal debate. Our audience were just the family member of this Catholic Defender.
The most exciting part of this debate, I think, was when he was there to ask me questions. In a 10 minutes cross-examination, he spent only two and similar questions which failed him to knock me out from that debate. The question is similar to the question raised by a Catholic Defender that Brother Rizalito Ocampo of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) met during a debate in Davao City Freedom Park.
Catholic Defender: In John 1:1,14, who is this Word who is God and became man?
Me: It’s the Word.
Catholic Defender: Yes, it’s the Word. But who is this Word?
Me: It’s the Word of God.
Catholic Defender: I repeat! In John 1:1,14, who is this Word who is God and became man?
Me: I will repeat my answer too. It’s the Word.
Catholic Defender: Who is this Word?
Me: I answered it already.
He repeated those questions, I think, 4 times. And after that, he immediately concluded that I didn’t answer his question and didn’t want to answer them. So, I shouted loudly which took their attention:
Me: (Sinagot kita ng ayon sa mga tanong mo! Sa sobrang kabubuhan mo di mo maintindihan sagot ko!) I answered you based on your questions. You’re just too dumb to understand my answer!
Yeah! I was really sorry for calling him dumb. But it’s the only word I know to describe him based on what he did during our debate. I just hope that his family learned something from it.
- iglesia ni crito debate in davao rizalito ocampo