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400spartans
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Winning
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The Contender
thedoctor13
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

God is most likely not real

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400spartans
Voting Style: Open Point System: Select Winner
Started: 12/16/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (5)
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Votes (4)

 

400spartans

Pro

BOP is shared. First round is for acceptance + argument.
thedoctor13

Con

i accept the challenge
good luck
Debate Round No. 1
400spartans

Pro

NOTE: This is about the Christian God

1. Prayer

Prayer is very common in Christian groups. What is unnoticed is how ineffective prayer is. The "Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer" (STEP) did an experiment to try to show that prayer was effective. They had three groups of about 600 people who just had CABG surgery. Groups 1 and 2 were informed that they may or may not be prayed for, but only Group 1 was prayed for. Group 3 was informed that they were being prayed for, and they were. Here are the results:

Group 1: 52% of members had complications
Group 2: 51% of members had complications
Group 3: 59% of members had complications

As you can see, prayer isn't effective, and is worse when informed about prayer.

2. SO MANY GODS

This argument is pretty simple. There are hundreds of gods believed in on this planet. And yet, you Christians say that only your god exists. The chances that you're right is less than 1%.

Sources:
1. http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org...
2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
thedoctor13

Con

thedoctor13 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
400spartans

Pro

Please don't forfeit rounds.
thedoctor13

Con

thedoctor13 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
400spartans

Pro

Please don't forfeit rounds!
thedoctor13

Con

thedoctor13 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
400spartans

Pro

As Con is most likely going to forfeit next round, I have nothing to say.

Except... VOTE PRO.
thedoctor13

Con

thedoctor13 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by AtheistPerson 2 years ago
AtheistPerson
Wow.
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 2 years ago
dsjpk5
400spartansthedoctor13
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Reasons for voting decision: Ff
Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
Zarroette
400spartansthedoctor13
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Reasons for voting decision: No argument from Con.
Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
400spartansthedoctor13
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture
Vote Placed by Bwacit 2 years ago
Bwacit
400spartansthedoctor13
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited and had simply no arguments/refutes whatsoever...therefore Pro won by default.