Chaim Gross and Sam expressed disappointment that I said I won't debate Dovid Kornreich upon receiving the latter's offer. Sam said it's because I'm afraid and Gross said that my debate challenge applied to "anyone but the person who offered to actually debate you..."
I'm afraid these individuals are incorrect as to why I'm not debating Kornreich. I received two offers to debate the divinity of the Torah and opted to reject Kornreich's offer. The reason I didn't want to mention this on the blog is that I didn't want other possible opponents to be dissuaded by the fact that I had a plausible offer on the table (I would've taken most other offers sans Kornreich above that one though. Kornreich I don't want to debate because I think most people have already made up their minds about his ideas and think he's either nuts or brilliant. This fellow originally didn't want to discuss what we're now arranging.). As for my future opponent, we are working out arrangements. In the event that those arrangements fail, I'll debate Kornreich. I apologize if I did not handle the situation delicately enough. Still, unless Chaim Gross and Sam are of the view that a kofer like me does not deserve any respect whatsoever, they owe me an apology. But I long ago stopped expecting people to apologize for anything, even at this time of year.