The Instigator
TheHive
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The Contender
TheDiabolicDebater
Con (against)
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Is belief in a creator resonable?

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TheDiabolicDebater
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/10/2012 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TheHive

Pro

1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause

2. The Universe began to exist

3. The universe has a cause
TheDiabolicDebater

Con

OPPONENTS CASE:

1. "Whatever begins to exist has a cause"
Nothing begins to exist. Either it exists, or it does not exist. Something can not simply be brought into existence out of nothing. According to the law of Conservation of Matter: "matter can neither be created or destroyed, but can be changed in form[1]."

2. "The Universe began to exist."
See my above statement.

3. "The universe has a cause."
The cause you're speaking of is known as the big bang theory.

Of the three premises my opponent gave, none of them have anything to do with belief in a creator. He has yet to make any sort of argument for a creator.

MY CASE:

Definitions:
Reasonable: possessing sound judgement.[2]

Contention 1: A creator is illogical. In order to say a creator exists with sound judgement, we must have proof. Any rational being would not accept a claim as true unless it can be proven. It has not been proven that a creator exists, so it is not reasonable to believe in one. Therefore, we must default to agnostic atheism.

I strongly urge a con vote.

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Sources
1)http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu...
2)http://www.merriam-webster.com...
Debate Round No. 1
TheHive

Pro

TheHive forfeited this round.
TheDiabolicDebater

Con

Extend all my arguments. Vote con.
Debate Round No. 2
TheHive

Pro

TheHive forfeited this round.
TheDiabolicDebater

Con

Once again, extend all my points. It's pretty clear who won here. Pro hardly made an argument to begin with, and never made any rebuttals either.
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