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ProfessorL
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Magicr
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Atheists have a poor logic, that is why they can't admire the existence of God.

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Magicr
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/13/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ProfessorL

Pro

According to Oxford English Dictionary (OED), Second Edition, [atheism] is Disbelief in, or denial of, the existence of a god.* {online: http://www.infidels.org...}
*this is a general description of an atheist

Let me briefly describe my belief.
I am a Christian and fully(without doubt) believe that Jesus Christ is the messiah who was promised to the Jews and the one to save the gentiles(non Jews). And that the is no other way to heaven(or God) but through Jesus Christ.

So, for a long time I have been asking my self why do [other] people deny the existence of God. I couldn't answer this question because I did not fully understand atheism at that time. Since I accepted Jesus Christ as my LORD and saviour, I started to study the holy bible so much and, as a result, discovered a lot of things about God. I am currently studying Physics and Mathematics as my academic disciplines, and also interested in Psychology and Philosophy. Does this matter to mention?

Yes. These are my main four points of argument. I will use them (Physics{or science}, Mathematics, Psychology & Philosophy) to show that atheists (in general) have poor logic in their reasoning and conclusion of God.

Terms: PLEASE NO CUSSING, OR USING OF GOD'S NAME IN VAIN & and let us stick to the topic without emotional attachments. Breaking this will lead to the debate being forfeited because I take my God seriously.

Round #1. accept the topic and Terms
Magicr

Con

I accept this debate.


Before we proceed any further, I want to make sure the “or” in the definition presented by my opponent is duly noted. In the definition, an atheist is defined either as someone who lacks a belief in a god or who makes a positive claim denying the existence of a god. In this debate, I intend to primarily defend the former of these uses of the word atheism as I attempt to counter whatever points Pro wishes to make.


Additionally, as BoP was not discussed by my opponent in his opening statements, I assume that he bears it, given that he is the one making the claim in this debate. So, as long as I can demonstrate that his reasons for thinking that atheists have poor logic, I have done my part.


I look forward to an interesting exchange.

Debate Round No. 1
ProfessorL

Pro

ProfessorL forfeited this round.
Magicr

Con

My opponent's account appears to be no longer active, an unfortuante occurance given that he bears the burden of proof and therefore is unable to make any case affirming the resolution.
Debate Round No. 2
ProfessorL

Pro

ProfessorL forfeited this round.
Magicr

Con

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a bannana.
-Groucho Marx
Debate Round No. 3
ProfessorL

Pro

ProfessorL forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
ProfessorL

Pro

ProfessorL forfeited this round.
Magicr

Con

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Celina 4 years ago
Celina
Though I am interested to see where this debate goes, I think that the format of the title of this debate should be changed. If the creator of this debate is asking others to not have emotional attachments in this debate and respect his wishes, then the title should eliminate at least the admiration aspect of the title. It could say, 'Atheists don't believe in god because they have poor logic'. Just a suggestion.
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