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How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?

ViceRegent
Benshapiro

Atheists love to live under the delusion that they are the guardians of rationality. But how can they hold this title when they cannot even articulate a rational way to know truth from fiction. If they cannot do this, they are literally ignorant and the ignorant cannot guard anything. So, what atheist can give me a rational way atheists know truth from fiction? Answering this question is the sole purpose for this debate. If you are unable or unwilling to answer this question, do not respond...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

KthulhuHimself's Argument is valid

CaptainBallarms
KthulhuHimself

1) For something to actually exist, it has to be objective.2) By definition, objectivity requires the objective concept to be well-defined (which cannot be paradoxical or internally contradictory).3) Well-ordered definitions require well-ordered formal languages, and in order for the definition to be non-paradoxical, and hence well-ordered, the defined concept must be completely limited by the defining language (to prevent Russell's paradox), i.e....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Is the Existence of a God Logical?

Hillary4Prez
kwagga_la

First round acceptance only.Definitions:God: the perfect and all-powerful spirit or being that is worshipped especially by Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the one who created and rules the universe. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/god)Existence: The state or fact of having being especially independently of human consciousness and as contrasted with nonexistence. (

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Heavenly Panda

thehighandmighty111
izzymcfizzy981

Djibouti is clearly bigger the Uranus because Djibouti has a population of 893,740 and nobody lives on Uranus....

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Other people certainly exist

PowerPikachu21
brontoraptor

This is a solipsim debate. When accepting this debate, you'll be arguing that we can only be sure that ourselves really exist.Definitions:Solipsim; the belief that the self certainly exists, but others are an illusion.Certain; sure that something is true.Exists; is real in an objective matter, without doubt.Rules:1. BoP is shared.2. I'll accept kritiks.3. Arguments can happe...

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I Think does not mean I AM

Jack_Dead
philochristos

Aim:In this debate, the opponent must prove why I Think equals to the existence of one's selfWhile I will try to disprove such ideaBurden of proof:Since this is more of a philosophical debate, not all arguments must be strictly supported by evidence (but any proof/sources are welcome :P)Rules:Please use the first round as acceptance, you can use the remaining rounds in whatever ways you like

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Can you really donate something?

Bridget.Ann
lord_megatron

The definition of donating something is to give money or goods without getting anything in return, correct? If you donate something, don't you get a good feeling back, which is something? So it is impossible to donate something as you will always get something, if only a feeling, in return....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Is Abortion Murder?

MWonderWolf
missbailey8

I am pro, which means that I think abortion is outright murder. First round will be just for acceptance, so your first round argument should be something like, "I accept" and anything else you want to say about the rules and/or format....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Altruism is part of our selfishness

Jack_Dead
PowerPikachu21

Definitions: altruism: feelings and behavior that show a desire to help other people (any means are free for discussion)selfishness: feelings and behavior that profits one's self (any means are free for discussion) I will be proving why altruism consists of selfishness (either consciously or subconciously) While the opposition have to prove why that is...

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Humans have created religion , not God

swayamprakash
vi_spex

I think religion exists due to Humans , lest we should blame god for this....

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