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sw4994m0n
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jkgraves735
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God is not real

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Started: 4/11/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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sw4994m0n

Pro

First round will be accepting the debate. My definition of God is below.

God - a benevolent omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient entity that created the world as we know it.
jkgraves735

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
sw4994m0n

Pro

God is not real. For the ease of argument we will be debating about the Christian God

The Bible

The Bible serves as the word of God. As God is omniscient, we can infer that the Bible is completely correct using the rule of inference. Assuming that the God in question is benevolent and omniscient, why would God create Lucifer, supposedly the greatest enemy of God, if he knew beforehand that Lucifer would become a fallen angel? Why would God only create Adam in the beginning and wait for him to complain about being alone to create Eve? Why would God allow Satan entry into the Garden of Eden if God is truly omnipotent and omniscient? In the first few pages of the Bible, we as the reader are already presented with a cesspool of problems, all of which are contradictory to a "benevolent, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient" God.

Apple as knowledge

The apple in the Garden of Eden represents knowledge. When Adam and Eve were first placed in the Garden of Eden, they were ignorant to the point where they did not even know they were naked. When Eve eats the apple, after being tempted by Satan disguised as a snake, she suddenly realizes that she and Adam are not wearing any clothes. As a result, they are cast from the Garden of Eden for disobeying God's orders. Why would a benevolent God refuse knowledge to his creations?

Benevolent or pure evil?

In the Bible (which we assumed was 100% true), God states that those who accept him will join him in Heaven and those who don't will burn in the depths of hell. While my opponent and I are both fortunate to have access to resources that allow us to learn about God, what about those who don't? What about the people residing in countries where such knowledge is not available? Exceptions to this rule are not present in the Bible, thus we must assume that those people, regardless of circumstance are doomed to hell. Why would a benevolent God allow this to happen?

The only logical explanation to all of this is that God is simply a figment of one's imagination. A creation of one's mind.
jkgraves735

Con

My opponent seems to have misrepresented this debate. It was supposed to be about the existence of "God - a benevolent omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient entity that created the world as we know it."

Instead of putting forth arguments against the existence of God by that definition, which could be from a number of religions or no religion at all, my opponent decided to make this a debate one about the inerrancy of the Bible and various contradictions in it. This was not the debate proposed.

That should make this debate a forfeit for my opponent. However, if he wants to continue, he must provide general arguments against theism in the next round.
Debate Round No. 2
sw4994m0n

Pro

sw4994m0n forfeited this round.
jkgraves735

Con

Perhaps next round...
Debate Round No. 3
sw4994m0n

Pro

sw4994m0n forfeited this round.
jkgraves735

Con

jkgraves735 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
sw4994m0n

Pro

sw4994m0n forfeited this round.
jkgraves735

Con

jkgraves735 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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