The Instigator
Rajesh_Chandra
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vmpire321
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Is God an alien?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/23/2012 Category: Religion
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Rajesh_Chandra

Pro

In World War 2 an American fighter pilot crash-landed in the Brazilian rainforest where he was discovered by an isolated tribe of natives. Impressed by his technical gadgetry and his descent from the sky, these primitive people elevated him to the status of a god and created a religion around him. Today, the "proof" of their religion consists of a series of artifacts hanging from tree branches, including items such as a broken plane engine, an empty cigarette lighter and a rusting pocketknife. But to the educated reader, these artifacts are instead testimony to the fact that the artifacts of a religion are not proof of the religion itself but rather proof of the actual event which occurred (and was quite possibly misinterpreted). As Arthur C. Clarke once said, "any sufficiently advanced technology is perceived as miracle". Could Christianity be the product of a similar misinterpretation?

What about Nazca Lines, Pyramids of Egypt? They were built with precision when no tool was available.
vmpire321

Con

I accept.

==Arguments==



I'm not sure if my opponent wants to carry out this debate under the premise that "God" exists, and I'm also not sure if we agree on "God." So I shall take matters into my own hands...

The concept of God is a monotheistic, ultimate, and supreme "being".
Seeing that my opponent first argument was about how God can be misinterpreted as a foreigner, I shall assume that by when he ment "Alien" he was referring to "a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship by naturalization," not an extraterristial being.

The Cosmological Argument for the Existance of God.
  1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
  2. The Universe began to exist.
  3. Therefore, the Universe had a cause.
The idea that the universe needs a cause supports the concept that an ultimate God exists.

Now, it makes no sense that this God would identify him/herself as a resident belonging to another country, and my opponent has yet to provide any compelling reason God would.

==Rebuttals==

My opponent gives the example of an American fighter pilot landing near a primitive tribe. Then he attempts to apply an isolated, small group of primitive humans to a group of humans that wasn't so isolated. All my opponent has given is speculation, nothing concrete.
Debate Round No. 1
Rajesh_Chandra

Pro

Rajesh_Chandra forfeited this round.
vmpire321

Con

Wow..Extend arguments, I suppose.

Isn't that much to say.
Debate Round No. 2
Rajesh_Chandra

Pro

Rajesh_Chandra forfeited this round.
vmpire321

Con

Vote for me...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Buddamoose 5 years ago
Buddamoose
Pro you need to more clearly articulate this for a wider-scale. I understand the premise that your coming from, others might not tho.
Posted by Buddamoose 5 years ago
Buddamoose
Panspermian theory eh?
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