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Dwint
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cheerboo17
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Life has more meaning without god

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Dwint
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/7/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Dwint

Pro

I will argue that if there is no god, then life has more meaning. This debate will center around opinion and not religion.
First round is acceptance.
Round 2: arguments
Round 3 : rebuttals
Round 4: additional arguments
cheerboo17

Con

God poses as a authority figure in many cultures. if we had no God then we wouldn't have anyone to please and to fear so there would be more crime in the world.
Debate Round No. 1
Dwint

Pro

1) First of all, from a religious point of view the only point in living is to earn salvation. If you believe in god, you believe you are going to exist for eternity, so life means nothing compared to eternity. From a religious point of view, life is just a small period of time when we have to please god so we can be in heaven for eternity. WIthout god, life would be so much more important, because that would be all. We only get 60-70 years to live then it's over. No eternity means life has more importance and therefore more meaning.

2) Since you mentioned it, I would like to talk about crime. The reason most people don't break the law is not because they fear God, it's because they are afraid of prison. There is a very easy way to prove it:
- God doesn't punish drug use or dealing, but the law does, so if the only reason people don't commit crimes is because they are afraid of God then everyone would use and deal drugs. The existence of God only makes crime more likely, because God can forgive you when you sin, so for religious people stealing or killing someone is not such a big deal, because you can be forgiven and still spend eternity in heaven, but for an atheist spending years of your life in prison is the worst thing, because you don't believe in an afterlife. The best proof is the very, very small number of atheists in jail right now[1]. Compare the number of atheists in prison with the number of christians in prison.

3) Life is an amazing thing without God. Think about it: if there is a god, life is nothing more than one of his creations, it's just a creation of a supreme being. WIthout god, life is simply amazing, because it isn't the result of divine magic, it's a process that took billions of years and than ultimately allowed you to exist. God makes life seem meaningless, because it's just a minor stage of your eternal life. Without god, life is limited to a few years, so you would obviously want to make the best of it.

[1]http://www.patheos.com...
cheerboo17

Con

cheerboo17 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Dwint

Pro

I guess this debate is over....
cheerboo17

Con

cheerboo17 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Dwint

Pro

I hope my opponent will come back at least for the last round.
cheerboo17

Con

cheerboo17 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by missmedic 2 years ago
missmedic
if god is all that keeps you moral, then you never were
Genuine moral and ethical behaviour don't need any motivational promises of rewards, or inhumane sadistic threats of eternal torture.
being good because you fear god, makes you obedient not moral
Posted by cheerboo17 2 years ago
cheerboo17
God poses as a authority figure in many cultures. if we had no God then we wouldn't have anyone to please and to fear so there would be more crime in the world.
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Vote Placed by Xerge 2 years ago
Xerge
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