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qwerty15ster
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Jlconservative
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Christians should be pacifists (reasons for this below)

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Started: 3/18/2008 Category: Religion
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,119 times Debate No: 3283
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qwerty15ster

Pro

The whole resolution was too long to fit in the topic. So this is basically how the resolution should read.... "Based on the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It is reasonable to assume that Christians should be pacifists based on how Jesus lived and what he preached"

This is not a debate about whether god exists or not, and I would prefer that my opponent is an intelligent Christian and will argue that Christians should not be pacifists based on what Jesus taught in the four gospels. I don't care about the old testament or any of the new testament (even what Paul said) beyond the gospels. This is a debate specifically about how Jesus acted like a pacifist and since christians are striving to be like him as their ultimate goal, they should be pacifists too. With that, I await my opponents response......
Jlconservative

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Jlconservative forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 1
qwerty15ster

Pro

Well, like i said, it's hard for me to debate someone whos account was closed..... My reasons still stand that looking at the way Jesus taught and preached.... He was a pacifist, and would have wanted his followers to do the same.....

btw.... I will probably be reposting this debate.....
Jlconservative

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Jlconservative forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
qwerty15ster

Pro

Extend all I said...... Wow, 100 characters is kinda long..... very loooooooonnnnnggggg......... ha ha ha
Jlconservative

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Jlconservative forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
qwerty15ster

Pro

This statement must be 100 characters long....... so long indeed, very very loooongg!!!! Almost... done!
Jlconservative

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Jlconservative forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by ads5023 9 years ago
ads5023
I'm new to debate.org. I enjoy discussion, but Youtube is terrible because there are to many intellectual cowards who insist in insulting one another rather than having civil discourse. I am a christian and I would love to join the discussion if you post this again. Please be patient with me as I try to navigate the site. Thanks.
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 9 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
What if Christians shouldn't be Christians? Wouldn't it still follow then that Christians should not be pacifists based on Jesus' teachings, because they shouldn't base anything on them? :D

But somehow (see Category:Bad:VeryBad:Forfeits) pro still wins :D
Posted by Spiral 9 years ago
Spiral
Shame about the forfeits. If you run it again I would pick it up, if you don't mind an atheist arguing against fluffy jesus :)
Posted by qwerty15ster 9 years ago
qwerty15ster
You know Jlconservative..... it is hard for me to debate you when your account has been closed....... :)
Posted by KarlMarKard 9 years ago
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I just challenged someone to a similar debate!
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