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KILLUMINATI
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Stephen_Hawkins
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Does God exist?

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Stephen_Hawkins
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/12/2012 Category: Religion
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 747 times Debate No: 22783
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KILLUMINATI

Pro

Does God exist? Simple answer yes. Is there any reason to not believe that God exist?


My arguments are..........

(A)Atheism contradicts itself

(1)Most atheist say there is no evidence for God but offer no reasonable explanation why they think this

(2)Atheists don’t like the evidence that people provide for the existence of God so they simply say that the evidence provided doesn’t count at the same time they say that there evidence does count

(3)If you have not decided what evidence would be sufficient and reasonable, then you cannot state that there is no evidence for God but yet they do

(B)There are reasons to think theism is true

(1)It is reasonable to think that there is a higher being behind this
universe.

(2)The universe is perfectly balanced

(3)This physical universe was caused by something beyond it


If my opponent would like to add arguments for atheism that would be great so we can debate a broader range.











Stephen_Hawkins

Con

I accept the debate. As my opponent did not put forth any characteristics and requirements for the debate, I shall add the common rules:

1) No copy/paste of complete contentions, and no copy/paste without citing. Not abiding by this rule is a FF.

2) God is defined as " (In Christianity) The creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being" (Oxford Dictionary 2003 edition). My opponent is referring to the Christian God, as he is using the proper noun.

3) No squirrelling (http://www.schoolsdebate.com...)

4) As my opponent is making the positive claim and PRO, the burden of proof is on him. If my opponent does not adequately give reason to believe in God, then his Burden of Proof is not fulfilled and therefore loses the debate. If I do not rebut all his arguments, or fulfil the burden of rejoiner, then I lose the debate, as per common debate standards.

5) Atheism is defined as a rejection of theism.

6) No 'gish galloping' of arguments: that is, loosely defined, presentation of dozens of incredibly short arguments.
Debate Round No. 1
KILLUMINATI

Pro

KILLUMINATI forfeited this round.
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

I shall wait for my opponent to post an argument before making my own, as is fair. My opponent's forfeit is for reasons unknown, and he did not message me beforehand that he would forfeit this round.
Debate Round No. 2
KILLUMINATI

Pro

KILLUMINATI forfeited this round.
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

My opponent continues to fail to give an argument.
Debate Round No. 3
KILLUMINATI

Pro

KILLUMINATI forfeited this round.
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

vote CON.
Debate Round No. 4
KILLUMINATI

Pro

KILLUMINATI forfeited this round.
Stephen_Hawkins

Con

Vote Awesome. vote Red. Vote CON.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Stephen_Hawkins 4 years ago
Stephen_Hawkins
It's Round One, and you made none. As per the standard of debate, Round One is for acceptance, challenges to definitions and challenges to ruleset. You made no ruleset. I challenged the (absence of a) ruleset, and instigated a reform to the (lack of a) ruleset.
Posted by KILLUMINATI 4 years ago
KILLUMINATI
How are you going to make rules now?
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Vote Placed by Contra 4 years ago
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