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Message 197 of 352 (905711)
02-02-2023 12:32 PM

Matt Dillahunty
Saw "Matt Dillahunty" come up in a few of your posts like Message 1581.
Just felt like giving my 2 cents on him as I've seen a few of his videos recently, too.
  • Seems incredibly intelligent and extremely familiar with all aspects of the theism/atheism debate.
  • His lectures (videos where he's just talking about a subject with no feedback) seem very calm and well put together
  • His temper with feedback is extremely short. He seems to get very angry very quickly with people who challenge him on anything. I usually don't find him to be wrong on his actual facts, but I do find him to be pretty wrong on his tactics and the way he deals with people who do not agree with him.
I much prefer someone like Forrest Valkai who seems even more knowledgeable, but also has the tact and grace of treating people with respect if they don't agree with him.

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Member (Idle past 94 days)
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Message 199 of 352 (905744)
02-02-2023 8:36 PM
Reply to: Message 198 by Taq
02-02-2023 6:52 PM

Re: Matt Dillahunty
Taq writes:
I can understand the frustration of hearing the same BS over and over, but that doesn't justify acting like a douchebag.
Yeah, that excuse doesn't hold that much water for me, either.
When giving a one-way talk/lecture though he's almost a totally different fellow. During those times he seems incredibly calm and caring and 'just trying to help.'
One of the best speakers I've ever heard.
The difference is quite jarring.

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Message 204 of 352 (906518)
02-13-2023 10:18 AM
Reply to: Message 202 by dwise1
02-09-2023 2:40 PM

Re: Matt Dillahunty
dwise1 writes:
Besides Matt's reputation serving as a lightning rod attracting the worst kinds of caller, the editorial choice of which shows to release to video might filter out most of the calls wasted on bad callers while releasing ones that enhance Matt's reputation. Just mentioning a possible source of bias.
Yes - I certainly do understand Matt's reputation. I even respect it.
It's just too much for myself. Although, I will admit that sometimes such people like Matt are better qualified in certain situations where people like myself would be more likely to be "abused/pushed-over."
Forrest Valkai is still young and hasn't been ground down to the point of no longer being able to enjoy a skirmish.
Perhaps - yes.
Or, perhaps, Forrest is different from Matt and will create his own niche and not become so jaded.
Only time will tell on that one.

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