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Mariodude34500
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Oliver_Douglass
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Does God exist

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Started: 5/31/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Mariodude34500

Con

I'm arguing that god does not exist. Only two things need to be stated upfront.

1. The burden of proof is on my opponent because they are making a positive claim
2. Don't use your Holy book to justify your religion. Saying Christianity is true because the bible said so for example doesn't work because your basically just saying my holy book is true because it says so
Oliver_Douglass

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Posted by missmedic 1 year ago
missmedic
Exist or not, are gods needed?
Posted by Mariodude34500 1 year ago
Mariodude34500
Sorry I didn't get notified this debate got accepted
Posted by bradley987 1 year ago
bradley987
I'm an atheist, but despite this I disagree with your opening statement and think you should be more careful with your wording.
By starting off "I'm arguing that God does not exist" you're positing the claim "God does not exist" which has a burden of proof.
What you're actually arguing is that it's unreasonable to believe a God exists. Which is fine, arguing that a God doesn't exist isn't necessary. Like you said, the burden of proof is on the theist.
Posted by SJM 1 year ago
SJM
Question, how does your opponent not being able to prove god exists mean that he doesn't? Don't you have to have something (a burden) to lean towards believing god doesn't exist as opposed to concluding we don't know whether god exists?
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