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narenjain
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TheRoyalAcer
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Jainism is the World's oldest religion

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TheRoyalAcer
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/15/2017 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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narenjain

Pro

Jainism which started years ago is the oldest world religion
TheRoyalAcer

Con

Jainism was founded in 500 B.C.E and Hinduism was founded in 2000 B.C.E making it older then Jainism.
Debate Round No. 1
narenjain

Pro

The point that Jainism was founded in 500BC is a false statement
Even historians say that before the 24rd tirthankara Mahavira the 23rd Tirthankar parshvanath was a historical figure who lived 250 years before Mahavira and there were 22 before them. The Wikipedia states that The 21st Tirthankar lived 580000 years ago Mahavira. Therefore, Jainism is the oldest religion
TheRoyalAcer

Con

Modern Human didn't exist 580,00 Years ago.
Debate Round No. 2
narenjain

Pro

Humans did exist at that time. Proofs:
1. if you believe god created humans then who created god and also god cannot create some thing out of nothing If god created something there has something already been existing. Therefore the earth was never created and has always existed.
2. If you say that evolution didn't happen at that time then prove that in a photo of human evolution from a monkey presently we see the monkey and the human where are the rest of the evolutionary beings. Then you say that your fore fathers never existed
TheRoyalAcer

Con

You clearly were not paying attention i meant "580,000" as you said and i said "Modern Human" Aka Homo Sapiens other Human species exist just not our species of humans. Also i am not a christian i do not believe in god and i believe in evolution, and also i never said anything about something not existing and Jain scriptures cannot be considered historical figures.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by iwhit29 1 year ago
iwhit29
actually its hinduism
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Vote Placed by FuzzyCatPotato 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Both Jainism Hinduism's ages are considered known facts that don't need citation, so Con wins. However, Con should have linked Wikipedia. Jeez. Pro's arguments rely upon proving that Jainism is TRUE and therefore its assertions about the age of humans are TRUE; Pro failed at both.