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XsamacadoX
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candice
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Atheists are more kind than Christians.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/16/2008 Category: Religion
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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XsamacadoX

Pro

"An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated." Madalyn Murray O'Hair

All of this is true. How about instead of praying for the people in bad situations you go out and help them. Studies show that praying for someone does not help them. Out of almost 200 studies contucted only two showed that prayer has a positive effect. Also, instead of helping because you think you will be punished for not, and rewarded for doing so, go and help because it's a good thing to do. The last sentence is true for both theists and atheists, but like I have already stated it's in the hope or fear of punishment or reward after death. So pretty much, atheists are more kind and helpful. Not always better people (i think so, but that is not the debate) but without a doubt more kind.
candice

Con

You claim an atheist believes this, and an atheist believes that. Your argument is lacking the realization that atheists don't believe one set thing. They are not a group, or congregation. They are individual's who DISBELIEVE Christianity. So how can you presuppose that these individuals with no corner stone of moral values are more kind than Christians?

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Is there atheist organizations to feed poor children?
www.fh.org/

Are there atheist based orphanages?
www.missionfinder.org/orphanages.htm www.missionfinder.org/orphanages.htm

Christians (as a group) are more likely to give freely based on our belief.

<>-http://parentingbeyondbelief.com...

Christian communities are the most peaceful, and nice to live in.

<>-http://parentingbeyondbelief.com...

These quotes came from a nonreligious website, by the way. Of course, there will be variations in Christians. The variable's for those variations in atheists are scientifically ENDLESS, because there is nothing set in stone that these individuals actually believe. The very title they give themselves actually means unbeliever.

Looks like as a group, we have you beat in the helping department.

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Because of that church that has been built, and the money from tithing, food pantries with food and clothes for the poor are opened. Plus, that money pays for missions across the world to help the less fortunate. By the by, Christians don't sit around thinking how they can stop the building of hospitals, and instead build churches.
-www.medicalmission.com/

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As I said before... there's no such thing as an atheist ideal. This is an individual person, not associated to any club, or sect of ideals. If you think like this, GREAT! Does this mean all other atheists do? NO.

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You have not proven in the least that atheists (as a group) are kinder people than they're Christian counterparts.
Debate Round No. 1
XsamacadoX

Pro

XsamacadoX forfeited this round.
candice

Con

Obviously my opponent couldn't think of any rebuttal to my argument, and there is nothing further for me to address at this time.
Debate Round No. 2
XsamacadoX

Pro

XsamacadoX forfeited this round.
candice

Con

So basically, my opponent could come up with absolutly NO rebutal towards my arguments. This could have been a good debate perhaps, if it were a debate at all. Thanks for reading!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by SexyLatina 9 years ago
SexyLatina
Yeah, XsamacadoX, I'm seriously doubting your intelligence.

Besides, your name starts and ends with the letter X, further proving your lack of intelligence.
Posted by Korezaan 9 years ago
Korezaan
The more I read these types of debates, the more I want to be able to click a "DOUBLE LOSS" button.
Posted by tigersandgreenweather 9 years ago
tigersandgreenweather
Hmm still works, you just need to argue that acts equal/negate kindness
Posted by Agent_D 9 years ago
Agent_D
simple but concise post of argument. I vote candice.
Posted by beem0r 9 years ago
beem0r
Spiral: That would not show that atheists were actually kinder, though. The resolution is talking about the people who make up each 'religion,' not the fundamentals if we assume the people are just as nice on either side.

Your points might hold, but it could simply be a fact that there are many more atheists who are unkind and Christians who are kind.
Posted by Kleptin 9 years ago
Kleptin
Samus must have run by and destroyed Pro.
Posted by Spiral 9 years ago
Spiral
No problem, I didn't lay it out that clearly :)
Posted by Geekis_Khan 9 years ago
Geekis_Khan
Oh, I misread the the second point. Apologies.
Posted by Spiral 9 years ago
Spiral
Point 1 basically states a christian can do no good deed that an atheist cannot. Point 2 that negative deeds on the basis of religous reasoning, excludes atheism.
Posted by Spiral 9 years ago
Spiral
Not really, point 1 asserts a starting equality. Point 2 asserting more negative actions performed by christians makes "atheism kinder".
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