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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/14/2015 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mcallister.aya

Pro

Debate: It should be OK to be atheist.
Commondebator

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Time to take the Devil's advocate. Good luck Pro.

Definition of Atheist: A person who lacks a belief in god

Definition of Agnostic: A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.

Basically, the definition of Agnostic is, that he/she does not believe in god yet he/she cannot prove or disprove god.

Both people lack a true belief, however one person claims that god cannot be proven or disproven. Therefore, the Atheist implies that god can be disproven. Which is obviously false, since it is impossible to disprove anything that cannot be observed. You cannot even disprove things that are false.

Example:

Assume there really is not a flying unicorn in the room

Person 1: There is a flying unicorn in the room
Person 2: No there is not. I can not see it
Person 1: It is invisible
Person 2: Well, I cannot feel it
Person 1: The unicorn cannot be sensed by any of your senses
Person 2: I cannot detect the unicorn by any heat sigs, x-ray, or any other form of artificial vision
Person 1: It cannot be detected by any of the instruments

Even if the unicorn is not there, you cannot disprove the the unicorn is not there. Because Person 2 is going to keep throwing claims that is beyond person 2's capability of disproving.
Debate Round No. 1
mcallister.aya

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
mcallister.aya

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Paleophyte 1 year ago
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