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DiogenesofSinope
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Ozzyhead
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Atheism

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Ozzyhead
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/17/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DiogenesofSinope

Con

Atheism stems directly from doubt of one's own intellect, leading to argument that spurns one's own nature, causing destruction of one's own natural theology.
Ozzyhead

Pro

Atheism for many is due to skepticism of the claims made by religious. Personally, my atheism is the result of doubting the claims of my peers of Catholicism (I am decedent of Catholics). Atheism is the doubt of one's own intellect. But, everyone should always have doubts about claims with no evidence to back it up. If you believe in something without evidence, like fairies and unicorns, you should discontinue the belief. That is exactly what I did. I had no evidence, no proof. Is God impossible? No, but unlikely. Reasons why will come in later rounds. But another thing, atheism is the rejection of the claim of an existing dogma. No two atheists have to be alike in any way other than not accepting the "god" claim.
Debate Round No. 1
DiogenesofSinope

Con

DiogenesofSinope forfeited this round.
Ozzyhead

Pro

Come on man you're breaking my balls here.
Debate Round No. 2
DiogenesofSinope

Con

DiogenesofSinope forfeited this round.
Ozzyhead

Pro

Not accepting the existence of god is the natural position. In the absence of evidence, believing anything is absurd. Accepting anything as true without evidence is asinine.
Debate Round No. 3
DiogenesofSinope

Con

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Ozzyhead

Pro

The atheists win this debate
Debate Round No. 4
DiogenesofSinope

Con

DiogenesofSinope forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by missmedic 2 years ago
missmedic
Being an atheist isn't a choice or act of will - like theism, it's a consequence of what one knows and how one reasons. Reason is the opposite of faith. When accepting a statement as true, there are two basic methods. The first is reason. It is when the known evidence points to the statement being true, and when the truth of the statement doesn't contradict other knowledge. The second is faith. It is when one accepts a statement as true without evidence for it, or in the face of evidence against it. If one has to accept the knowledge of others, he must use reason in order to decide which others to listen to. Again, if there is no evidence or contrary evidence for accepting a person's beliefs, it is not an act of reason. It is an act of faith.
Even if confronted with evidence against it, one's mind will be so dependent on the belief that fear of one's world view collapsing will encourage one to reject the evidence. When this happens, one acts against reality. This is an act of destruction.
My hope is to increase your understanding, but I don't have faith I will.
The more you know the less you believe.
Posted by dhardage 2 years ago
dhardage
No such thing as a 'natural' theology. Any philosophy requires an application conscious thought to exist and does not spring full formed from an 'natural' source except the human mind.
Posted by vi_spex 2 years ago
vi_spex
natural=random, not specified(intent)
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