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IAmMuslim342
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soccerisfun
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Man created God

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/5/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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IAmMuslim342

Con

You were wrong in your context regarding the fact that man created god. One other thing I noted was your superior lack of information regarding Musims and their belief systems. No muslim on Earth believes that he can go to Heaven by killing someone. Give me a chance to explain this to you completely. Oh and we can also discuss the main topic which is as many people and I assume you included say that god is a creation of the human mind and that morality is inherent in every human being, meaning god is not required to make morally or ethically 'GOOD' decisions. Hope you accept.
soccerisfun

Pro

OK I accept the topic. But as for your argument on the nature of Islam, you evoke the "No True Muslim" fallacy. If someone says they are Muslim and then they act in a certain way, who are you to say they are not Muslim? They just interpreted the Quran differently, and you have no objective reason to call them wrong. But on to the main topic. My burden is to show that man created a God.
Debate Round No. 1
IAmMuslim342

Con

IAmMuslim342 forfeited this round.
soccerisfun

Pro

Here are three arguments against the legitimacy of the Quran:
1. Scientific Errors
If the Quran truly was divinely inspired, it would not be wrong about the universe God created. But errors are there throughout the Quran. The most obvious is the creation story. It is blatantly false, as is the claim of the age of the universe. Because of scientific techniques like carbon (although it works for other elements too) dating that allow us to figure out the age of radioactive materials, we know the Earth is way older than the Quran claims is to be. (http://www2.lbl.gov......) This also disproves the Quran. The Earth is billions of years old, so the Quran is wrong with its age of the Earth. (The Quran says the world is seven God days old, and each God day is 1000 years, so the age of the universe would be around 6000 years.)
Also, creationism is false. Evolution is a fact: "The way that scientists use the word 'theory' is a little different than how it is commonly used in the lay public," said Jaime Tanner, a professor of biology at Marlboro College. "Most people use the word 'theory' to mean an idea or hunch that someone has, but in science the word 'theory' refers to the way that we interpret facts." (...) " If enough evidence accumulates to support a hypothesis, it moves to the next step " known as a theory " in the scientific method and becomes accepted as a valid explanation of a phenomenon. " (...) "we have ample evidence of traits in populations becoming more or less common over time (evolution), so evolution is a fact"
(http://www.livescience.com......)
2. Existence of Evil
Assume God exists. God is omnipotent, meaning He can do anything, and moral, meaning he wants to prevent evil. So if he dislikes evil and is powerful enough to stop it, why is there still evil? This is a contradiction, so our original premise of God's existence must be incorrect.
3. Religions are very similar
There are many religions in the world, and there have been at least 10,000 throughout history. Why are they all so similar? (For one example of the similarity, http://blissfulmoon.com...) This shows that humans have evolved to create Gods since they are all so similar.
Debate Round No. 2
IAmMuslim342

Con

IAmMuslim342 forfeited this round.
soccerisfun

Pro

Extend my arguments. No responses to anything. Easy Pro vote.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
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