Debating the crusades online right now. I'll have a transcript later.
so far it's a waste. I cite dates, names, professors,documents from actual crusaders,etc, etc, and he just says the logical equivalent of "LOL CATLILICS DID ITLOLOL!11!ONE!!!!!1111!!"
he refuses to acknowledge any other factors leading to the crusades and denies that Muslims ever attacked Europe or tried to conquer it, saying that big, powerful Christian Europe attacked the poor, peaceful defenseless Islamic east, who were tinkering with their inventions, just trying to make the world a better place.
Good Lord, Is this what they teach in college?
how is it that an untrained highschool kid can know more facts and generally have a better grasp of logical debate and knowlegde of history than a college trained man?
It's a travesty. Travesty, I say.
* SECOND EDIT*
Read the whole debate here. You'll know who I am because I'm the person with the colorful avatar who questioned his assertion that Catholics "Decide what Jesus said and what he didn't say" at 7:15 PM.