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kgiambrone
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Brendan_Liam
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Do you think Divine Right is reason enough for a family (king) to rule?

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Brendan_Liam
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/7/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kgiambrone

Con

Divine Right is defined as a king/queen who are given the right to rule by god. If a group of people were to rebel or to start a revolution, it would be going against god. Many European countries in the 1700's had governments that were based on this idea of divine right. Most divine right supporters thought a Monarchy (absolute) was the best form of government to fulfill the divine right theory.

* Do you think Divine Right is reason enough for a family (king) to rule?
* Do you think evidence should be given to prove the theory of divine right or should the word of the church (religion) be enough?
* If people were to question divine right, how (methods) should they go about doing this?

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Brendan_Liam

Pro

I accept your challenge and will argue Pro, which will be interesting as a Gnostic Atheist ;)

I'll take this opportunity to define "god" as the relevant one in question, (Yahweh/Jesus/Jehovah sandwich) and include that he is omnipotent and omniscient.

Thank you for the opportunity.
Debate Round No. 1
kgiambrone

Con

kgiambrone forfeited this round.
Brendan_Liam

Pro

I'll assume my opponent saw where I was headed with that small advantage.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Atheist-Independent 2 years ago
Atheist-Independent
I might accept this, but does the debate have to be about 1700's? Divine right goes all the way back to Charlamagne.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Actually the only king that God gives the ok with is king of a house over just his own kids. That is why Jesus is called the king of kings. Even when Israel wanted a king to be like the rest of the nations, God told them it would ruin you. Then they selected Saul.Just because he was the tallest man in Israel at the time.That is why in America we elect a new leader every 4 years and he cannot serve more than 2 terms. We really do not want to mess with monarchies again.
Posted by cookie1 2 years ago
cookie1
Wait, so if I accepted this debate would you be arguing for monarchies and divine right?
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