The Instigator
Alexthebodacious
Con (against)
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The Contender
Burncastle
Pro (for)
Winning
23 Points

Gods & Atheism

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after 6 votes the winner is...
Burncastle
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/2/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 548 times Debate No: 55917
Debate Rounds (3)
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Alexthebodacious

Con

You say you are atheist, yet your profile pic is of Thor, the [GOD] of thunder. This makes very little sense, as you are contradicting yourself. If you can give me any decent reason to believe otherwise, I will leave leave you alone. Thank you.
Burncastle

Pro

Interesting debate. My profile picture is Thor because I have long blond hair and a blond beard. Plus, I enjoyed the movie. By the way, the representation of Thor that is in my picture is actually Marvel's version, not the Nordic version.

Having a picture of Thor does not mean that I actually believes he exists.
Debate Round No. 1
Alexthebodacious

Con

I see, although the images of thor in both settings represent the same thing. I understand that you bare a resemblance, but some may see you as self-contradictory, like me. you can say something in the "About You" section of your profile page to avoid further complications.
Burncastle

Pro

Thanks for the advice, but I don't think anyone is going to be confused by my profile picture. And no, they don't represent the same thing; one is a God that people once actually worshipped and thought was real and the other is a comic book character.

And I hardly consider this a "complication".
Debate Round No. 2
Alexthebodacious

Con

Alexthebodacious forfeited this round.
Burncastle

Pro

Well, that was interesting.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Sagey 2 years ago
Sagey
I thought Burncastle looks more like the King on my playing cards without the crown.

:-D~
Posted by Saska 2 years ago
Saska
Should we also assume that you work for NASA because you have a picture of a rocket on your profile, Alex?
Posted by inthenameofjustice 2 years ago
inthenameofjustice
Alex, you are making an assumption of this man merely because of his profile picture? When I look at that I see Thor as well, but I see someone who likes the Thor movies, seriously, you are arguing about his profile pic and judging him, when he has just stated his opinion.
Posted by Saska 2 years ago
Saska
This is a pretty ridiculous debate. It is possible to have a picture of something that you don't believe exists. If someone has a unicorn in their picture, would you attack them for not claiming to believe in unicorns?

Liking a super hero has absolutely nothing to do with one's belief (or lack of belief) in gods.
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Vote Placed by Sagey 2 years ago
Sagey
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Reasons for voting decision: A very strange debate, more like a chat about appearances, like two women in a public toilet. Only choice it to give the votes to Pro for sticking around to the end of the debate.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con never really presented an "argument" and forfeited. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.
Vote Placed by ElCoyote 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con was just attacking Pro just for a picture and then forfeited
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro refutes Con's argument by saying that having a picture of Thor =/= belief in Thor. Conduct to Pro for Con's forfeit.
Vote Placed by Cold-Mind 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Debates are kinda ridiculous these days.
Vote Placed by Saska 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: There was no real debate here. Con attacked Pro for his picture, so con loses conduct points. Pro successfully shuts down Con's accusations, so arguments go to Pro. Spelling was equal and sources are irrelevant.