In my opinion, Raphael Lataster is one of the worst public debaters today for the skeptical position. He has a scattershot approach and seems unable to engage with his opponents’ positions. To top it off, he behaves in a highly narcissistic manner. (Consider how in this debate he claims that Bill Craig refuses to debate him. Yeah Raphael, it’s called the first rule of debates: “You don’t punch down.”) Incredibly, Lataster claims to be writing a doctoral dissertation critiquing the case for God’s existence as given by Richard Swinburne, William Lane Craig, and Thomas Aquinas. (!) Gee, if you’re going to cover that much ground, why not include Plantinga, Leibniz, and Kant for good measure?!
Contrast that with young Catholic apologist Trent Horn who is, in my opinion, among the best young debaters on the scene today. I look forward to the work Trent is going to do in the years to come.
In my opinion, Raphael Lataster’s weakness and Trent Horn’s strength are both amply on display in this recent debate: