Atheism and Theism
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My question to the arguer, whoever chooses to be it, is this; Is there is a God and a Devil, or evil doer? If so? How can you backup your statement or rebuttal?
Atheism according to Wikipedia is defined as "the rejection of belief in the existence of deities." Whether or not you want to use reason and logic to understand truth is entirely up to the individual.
I will clarify what it means to "believe" in a deity. To "Believe" in God not only means to acknowledge his existence, but more importantly, to trust in him just as another human being confides in another. You cannot "prove" the existence of an object or person. They must act and gain your awareness. Finally with that in mind, you must assume they exist by default.
I will now argue for my position that God and the Devil exists from the assumption that i stand neutral, believing in no deity.
First i will define the following terms:
God: Which God are we speaking of? Because i do not know of the one true God, i will leave this as a mystery
Experience: observation, feeling, thoughts, etc. caused by outside factors
Reality: The sum of which exists
Exist: to be living
Mind: the part of human consciousness that thinks and processes of info.
We will make the following assumptions:
1. There can only be specifically 1 God (monotheistic concept) or gods (polytheistic concept) there cannot be both as it would violate the reality of that particular God or gods
2. We assume that our experiences interpreted by our minds lead us to find reality
To answer the question: "Is there a God and Devil?" you simply need to receive an experience caused by God and once you recognize that deity, an evil-doer thus becomes plausible through deductive reasoning of an established religion.
God dwelling within heaven doesn't correlate with his existence. God and Jesus dwell within heaven, Jesus descended, and gave us salvation through his life, death, and resurrection so that we would dwell in heaven as well. We don't "earn" salvation, it is given by God.
I still don't understand how this relates to God's existence.
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Vote Placed by Conservative101 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had the burden of the proof, but instead carried it to Con. Con fulfilled the argument the best.
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