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rex-town
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s0m31john
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If you are less instructed, you believe more in God

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Started: 11/26/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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rex-town

Con

Well, I think it's not the fact that you are less instructed that means that you believe but those are the people that thinks that nothing is going right in their life.
s0m31john

Pro

I will show evidence that "instructed people" are less likely to believe in God and vice-versa.

http://tinyurl.com...

The people in the Royal Society have been "instructed" much more than the majority.

"A survey of Royal Society fellows found that only 3.3 per cent believed in God - at a time when 68.5% of the [...] UK [...] described themselves as believers."

"A separate poll in the 90s found only [7%] of members of the American National Academy of Sciences believed in God."
Debate Round No. 1
rex-town

Con

That is only in science what about the other aspects have they more importance than scientist does?
s0m31john

Pro

Straying from Science to biblical instruction.

People who are well known in the educated world tend to make the similar claims.
That, The Bible is the atheist's best tool.

http://tinyurl.com...
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Both have written books on their disbelief in a god, each book contains arguments from the Bible.
Their knowledge far passes that of an average churchgoer, yet they are atheists.
Thosev"less instructed" on the history of their own religion tend to believe more.
Debate Round No. 2
rex-town

Con

rex-town forfeited this round.
s0m31john

Pro

I have offered my points. Even if you do not agree with them, surely you agree who won this debate. My opponent has provided nothing to prove his point, whereas at least I tried.

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by zach12 8 years ago
zach12
i would say yes, that's what happened w/ me. It presents lots of reasons. Read God Delusion or God, the failed hypothesis. These address God's nonexistence through both biology and physics.
Posted by oceanix 8 years ago
oceanix
Megan, I think the question at hand here was this: Will those who have more education be less likely to believe in God? It isn't really judging stereotypes. It is merely asking, in a way, does education present reasons to disbelieve in a god.
Posted by Meganrihanne1992x 8 years ago
Meganrihanne1992x
This debate is stupid.

Its judging stereotypes and YOur stance on god in quite the contrary,
could u explain what you mean on less instructed?
Posted by PoeJoe 8 years ago
PoeJoe
Conduct - PRO - CON forfeited a round.
English - PRO - CON needs to learn how to use commas and periods.
Argument - PRO - PRO was the only one to offer an argument whatsoever.
Sources - PRO - PRO offered one source (I do not count Wikipedia) that was relavent, whereas CON offered zero sources.
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 8 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
He didn't spring it...

Duh, the believing spend one day a week getting "instructed" at a time when the nonbelieving typically spend none :D. The debate didn't specify quality only quantity.

But, alas, he didn't spring it.
Posted by s0m31john 8 years ago
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I hate this 500 character limit.
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 8 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
ITS A TRAP!

If he knows how to spring it... >_>
Posted by rex-town 8 years ago
rex-town
Are you telling me that i have no chance at all?
Posted by draxxt 8 years ago
draxxt
Hmm... I would have an excellent refutation to produce to Pro but it's not my place to provide any help. Con could easily win this but so far, is losing in an overall landslide.
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