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brandoncheatem
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KeytarHero
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God Does not exist

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KeytarHero
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/11/2013 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 587 times Debate No: 35499
Debate Rounds (3)
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Votes (4)

 

brandoncheatem

Pro

Simply put, the Judeo- Christian god does not exist.
KeytarHero

Con

I decided to go ahead and take this for two reasons. One, I'm curious as to what positive case Pro has that God does not exist. It's refreshing to find an Atheist who recognizes that the claim "The Judeo-Christian God does not exist" is as much a truth claim as "The Judeo-Christian God does exist," and that it also must be supported. Saying "you can't prove a negative" is demonstrably false. So kudos to Pro for that.

Second, so that the Atheists in the comments don't have to play "devil's advocate" for the purpose of this debate.

Pro has the burden of proof, and I await his opening argument.
Debate Round No. 1
brandoncheatem

Pro

brandoncheatem forfeited this round.
KeytarHero

Con

Unfortunately, Pro has forfeited. So vote Con.
Debate Round No. 2
brandoncheatem

Pro

brandoncheatem forfeited this round.
KeytarHero

Con

Again, Pro has forfeited. So please vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by JustinAMoffatt 3 years ago
JustinAMoffatt
I was going to ask if you knew you'd have BOP, but apparently you do.

I would take this, honestly. But... I'm trying to limit the debates I accept to those that I know will complete them. Perhaps once you've completed one or two, we can debate this :)

Best of luck to both sides!
Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
Your best chance at winning this, is probably picking favorable definitions in round 1.
Posted by brandoncheatem 3 years ago
brandoncheatem
bladerunner060 I do realize that. This is my first official online debate, and more of a test of my skills. I feel I can make a really compelling argument.
Posted by bladerunner060 3 years ago
bladerunner060
You do realize that by the structure you've chosen, you have the BoP to demonstrate God does not exist, right? Your opponent doesn't have to make a constructive of their own, only you do, to prove your negative.

Also you mis-spelled exist in the title.
Posted by MrJosh 3 years ago
MrJosh
I too am considering taking this debate, but will hold off in the hopes that a Christian will take it.
Posted by calculatedr1sk 3 years ago
calculatedr1sk
Were you looking for a Christian opponent? I agree with you, but will play devil's advocate (in this case, "God's advocate" I guess)if you like.
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Vote Placed by calculatedr1sk 3 years ago
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
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Vote Placed by DetectableNinja 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to CON, Pro forfeits. S/G are TIED, no big reason to give to one or the other. Args to CON, as Pro forfeits without any refutation. Sources TIED, no sources given by either side.