The Instigator
atheistman
Con (against)
Losing
12 Points
The Contender
Xer
Pro (for)
Winning
60 Points

Does God Exist?

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Xer
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/13/2009 Category: Religion
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,981 times Debate No: 8618
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (9)
Votes (12)

 

atheistman

Con

There is no evidence that a god has ever existed, and it is physically impossible for a god to exist. Therefor, there is no god.
Xer

Pro

Thank you for the debate atheistman, and good luck.

The resolution is "Does God Exist?" My opponent (Con) does not think God exists, while I (Pro) do believe God exists.

My opponent said "there is no evidence" and "it is physically impossible." I disagree.

http://www.philamuseum.org...

God is a 1917 scuplture by Morton Livingston Schamberg and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

Label: "Consisting of an inverted household plumbing trap mounted on a wooden miter box, this construction shares a spiritual kinship with Marcel Duchamp's notorious Fountain, a porcelain urinal turned upside down. The sacrilegious title reflects the provocative irony of Dada,and the use of ordinary objects owes a debt to Duchamp's concept of the readymade."

The picture shows the evidence that God has existed and the physical possibility for God to exist.

God clearly exists.

I look forward to my opponent's rebuttal.
Debate Round No. 1
atheistman

Con

That was funny, but I wasn't referring to a sculpture. I was referring to any deity in any religion. There is no evidence of a deity, and it is physically impossible for a deity to exist.
Xer

Pro

You didn't clarify what you meant by God. How was I supposed to know what you meant by God? I thought you meant any God in general. Though, I do agree with you on the matter that "there is no evidence of a deity, and it is physically impossible for a deity to exist."

Regardless, I have proved that God does exist.
http://www.philamuseum.org...
Debate Round No. 2
atheistman

Con

Well it was posted under the category of Religion, so it's common sense what type of god(s) I was referring to.
Xer

Pro

Yes, and God the sculpture was a religous sculpture.

I have proved that God does exist. Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Xer 7 years ago
Xer
Thank you Lifeisgood.
Posted by Lifeisgood 7 years ago
Lifeisgood
Ha. I must admit, I was very surprised by this one. Good job, Nags. I would vote for you if I could, but unfortunately I cannot. There has got to be a better way to confirm your identity on this site.
Posted by MTGandP 7 years ago
MTGandP
My vote is the same as Lt. Zubin's (as corrected by Conor).
Posted by Conor 7 years ago
Conor
Ya he definitely did.
I have:
Conduct: Con (come on, nags. For the love of jesus)
S and G: Pro (Con said "therefor")
Convincing Nargs: Pro
Sources: Pro
Posted by Xer 7 years ago
Xer
Lt.Zubin... I think you mixed up Pro and Con.
Posted by sherlockmethod 7 years ago
sherlockmethod
Bad form, Nags. Funny - yes, but bad form. I must go with Pro on this one as Con did not define God in his argument, so in this respect the Pro position holds, with conduct pts going to Con. Sources - Pro. Convincing argument - pro. Con could have tried a bit harder to recover, but I saw no way out.
Posted by Lt.Zubin 7 years ago
Lt.Zubin
Conduct: Pro (come on, nags. For the love of jesus)
S and G: Con (Pro said "therefor")
Convincing Arguments: Con
Sources: Con
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
A good lesson in internet debating for CON. My vote to PRO:

CONDUCT- TIE (proposing a definition in the first round is okay)
S&G- TIE (I didn't see any major mistakes)
ARG- PRO (clearly affirmed the resolution)
SOURCES- PRO (CON used none)
Posted by Volkov 7 years ago
Volkov
Hilarious, but you're going to lose conduct Nags XD that was such a cheap shot. At least atheistman will know to define his resolution much better next time.
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