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Tiberio
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moofect
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Jupiter is an Indian God

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Tiberio
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/17/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Tiberio

Pro

~ First Round Is Acceptance To The Challenge ~
moofect

Con

Jupiter is clearly a god derived from the greek zuse, in addition to that the term "Indian" is ambiguous as it could mean native american as well. Secondly, we must factor in belief systems that do not accept gods as separate entities as the pro argument does.
Debate Round No. 1
Tiberio

Pro

In Roman mythology Jupiter is the Lord of Lighting and King of the Gods. This deity's title, Iuppiter, comes from a vocative combined with 'pater', Iovis Pater, or 'Father Jove'. This name developed from the Proto-Italic *Djous pāter, which is in turn received from from the Proto-Indo-European *Dyēus ph2ter. In the Rigveda this god is known as Dyaus Pitrā( द्यौष्पितृ ), the "Sky Father". Hence the Latin Jupiter and Hindu Dyaus are the same divinity.
moofect

Con

moofect forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Tiberio

Pro

Building on what you stated in round 1: the title of the Greek thunder god, Zeus, descends from the Proto-Indo-European *dyew, which is also the ancestor of Dyaus Pitrā( द्यौष्पितृ ) and Iuppiter. Compare the laconic Greek name for Zeus, 'Deus' with Sanskrit 'Dyeus'. The Greek cognate of 'Dyaus Pitrā' is 'Zeu Pater', or 'Iuppiter' in Latin.

If Jupiter is Zeus, and Zeus is Dyeus, then the Latin Jupiter is the Vedic Dyeus.
moofect

Con

moofect forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by JustinAMoffatt 2 years ago
JustinAMoffatt
Would you accept a more.... erm... creative (?) con approach? ;)
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
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