*See status updates below*
On 11/29/14, I am hereby challenging the twitter user @CatholicGadfly (Jeff T. Follon) to a debate. It will be held on his chosen public location, under his rules. I will choose one of his supplied 3 preferred debate topics. This gives Jeff the distinct advantage.
However, to first “clear the air” each debater’s first 2 turns (before Jeff’s debate rules officially take effect) will be set aside for any apologies regarding personal misbehaviors during our past online interactions, specifically between Jeff and myself.
The only acceptable method for @CatholicGadfly to accept or reject this debate, is for him to post a video of himself speaking directly to the camera, with his face well lit and unobscurred, saying “I Jeff T. Follon, aka @CatholicGadfly, accept (or do not accept) the debate offer by Artie aka @freeatheism“. Jeff must also show a valid government issue photo ID, clearly to the camera, to verify he is indeed Jeff responding to the debate offer. Jeff may cover up his address and ID number, but the ID must otherwise be unobscured to verify it as a valid ID. Jeff must then post (and leave posted) the video link on twitter, mentioning @freeatheism in the tweet. No other means of communication or media, beyond the above described process, will be considered a valid response to this offer, because only the above method addresses this particular debate offer. Any excuses given for not responding or for not responding appropriately will only be rejected and interpreted as indicated below.
Failing to accept or not accept the debate (and civilly clearing the air) precisely in the above manner will be interpretted as Jeff personally indicating:
1. that he is scared to debate me on his own venue.
2. that he is running from a debate where he would clearly hold the advantage.
3. that he is unwilling to be civil enough to even hear (or offer any) apologies regarding past behavior.
*Timeline & Disclaimer: At this time the offer stands until the end of 2014. Any method by which I choose to commuicate this offer to @CatholicGadfly is to be considered valid and any excuses or counter offers by @CatholicGadfly will not be considered and will be referred back to the above 3 interpretations. I reserve the right to rescind this offer at any time for any reason. Since I made the offer, any reason I give for altering or rescinding the offer is the official reason and no other explanation need be made or may be concluded.
*If @SCDTVS acknowledges the offer exists, it will be hence forth known that @CatholicGadfly knows of the debate due to clear evidence that @SCDTVS & @CatholicGadfly are the same person: https://freeatheism.org/sacs-oops/