The Instigator
doomswatter
Pro (for)
Winning
39 Points
The Contender
yomama12
Con (against)
Losing
3 Points

I might be God

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after 9 votes the winner is...
doomswatter
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/30/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 840 times Debate No: 55737
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (16)
Votes (9)

 

doomswatter

Pro

Resolved: I might be God.

Round 1: Acceptance Only
Round 2: Arguments
Round 3: Rebuttals and Closing
yomama12

Con

You might NOT be God.
Debate Round No. 1
doomswatter

Pro

My resolution is that I might be God.

Might: Used to indicate a possibility or probability that is weaker than "may" [1]
May: Used to indicate a certain measure of likelihood or possibility [2]
Possibility: The fact or state of being possible [3]
Possible: Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances. [4]

So we see that in order for my resolution to be true, there has to be a possibility, even a weak one, that I am God. Looking at the definition of "possible", unless my opponent can present proven facts, laws, or circumstances showing that there is no possibility of me being God, my resolution stands.

Good luck, Con.

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[3] http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
[4] http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
yomama12

Con

yomama12 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
doomswatter

Pro

Extend all arguments.

It is possible that God exists, and it is possible that I am God, unless there are proven facts, laws, or circumstances to the contrary.

In his final round, my opponent must be able to present and properly source such proven evidence, or else I win by default.

Thank you, voters, for your time.
yomama12

Con

yomama12 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by evangambit 2 years ago
evangambit
Pick a random number, hash it using a well-known and secure hashing function, put the results online (along with the hashing function, because yay for verifiability) and ask 'God' for the original random number. Verifiable proof right there :p.

If he/He can guess it correctly, either the God-candidate is a staggeringly powerful computing entity, a mathematician better than the most renown cryptographers on the planet, or God.

... or he just comes up with an excuse to not tell you the number, but where is the fun in that?
Posted by doomswatter 2 years ago
doomswatter
I do not have to prove that god exists, only that it is possible that god exists. By the definition of possible, it is possible that god exists if there is no proven fact, law, or circumstance to the contrary.
Posted by Jjjohn 2 years ago
Jjjohn
possibility: " the state or condition of being possible "

that a god exists is your premise.
that you could possibly be that god is your claim.

how can you make the claim if the premises are unproven?
Posted by doomswatter 2 years ago
doomswatter
Jjjohn, you don't understand the concept of possibility.
Posted by Jjjohn 2 years ago
Jjjohn
"So we see that in order for my resolution to be true, there has to be a possibility, even a weak one, that I am God."

this premise rests on the unproven claim that a god exists such that you could be him (it). until ou prove your premises, you cannot use them to prove another claim.

argument defeated.
Posted by Adam_Godzilla 2 years ago
Adam_Godzilla
this person may rank as one of the top debaters here in a few months. join me in the revolution
Posted by T_parkour 2 years ago
T_parkour
This sounds like in Job 38-41, except the other way around.
Posted by Kc1999 2 years ago
Kc1999
@doomswatter:

You figured out my true identity. Congrats!
Posted by doomswatter 2 years ago
doomswatter
Kc1999, even if you are, I might be you.
Posted by Kc1999 2 years ago
Kc1999
@madness:
Or you could argue that I'm god.
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