The Instigator
Gabe1e
Pro (for)
Losing
2 Points
The Contender
tylergraham95
Con (against)
Winning
8 Points

Most likely, God does not exist.

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after 2 votes the winner is...
tylergraham95
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/24/2015 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (31)
Votes (2)

 

Gabe1e

Pro

Hello, Gabe1e here. This a religious based debate, here's how it is set up. Message me to accept!

Round 1:

Pro: Rules
Con: Con can accept or bring his arguments out right away.

Round 2:

Pro: Rebuttal/Arguments or just arguments depending on what Con does in the first round
Con: Rebuttal/Arguments

Round 3:

Pro: Rebuttal/Arguments
Con: Rebuttal/Arguments

Round 4:

Pro: Rebuttal/Conclusion
Con: Conclusion

Rules:

1. Try to use reliable sources in your debate.

2. Spelling and grammar count.

3. 4 rounds, 72 hours to argue, 10,000 characters, and the audience votes a 7 point system with 10 days voting period.

4. No swearing, be respectful, I don't think that will be a problem with both of us.

5. I will not insult Christianity in any way, I expect the same for atheism/agnosticism.

6. Pro and Con must not debate in the comments, but the audience may.

7. BOP is shared between Pro and Con. Both must provide why "God" exists or not, with proof, of course.

DEFINITIONS:

God- The perfect and all-powerful spirit or being that is worshipped especially by Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the one who created and rules the universe. (http://www.merriam-webster.com...)

Exist- to have actual being : to be real (http://www.merriam-webster.com...)

These definitions must be used ONLY.


Good luck and lets have a good debate!
tylergraham95

Con

I accept my opponents challenge and my opponents rules/definitions as he has presented them! I look forward to playing devil's (ironic) advocate and to what will hopefully be an interesting discourse.
Debate Round No. 1
Gabe1e

Pro

Gabe1e forfeited this round.
tylergraham95

Con

In light of my opponents forfeit, I will keep my arguments brief.

I contend that god exists and has reality in the same way the bugs bunny exists. My opponents defines existence as "to be real" according Merriam Webster, but this definition is totally lacking in philosophical preciseness. I am going to be making an existentialist argument on the nature of what is real. God, just as he is mentioned in the abrahamic faiths, posses all traits of real existence. Just as bugs bunny is a real character in an animated cartoon, God is a real being in a book. Gods impact is even greater, though, than most cartoon characters, and even many people. People have fought wars, found love, and explored the world all in the name of God. Therefore, God exists. Existence is more than physical manifestation.
Debate Round No. 2
Gabe1e

Pro

Gabe1e forfeited this round.
tylergraham95

Con

Forward all contentions.
Debate Round No. 3
Gabe1e

Pro

Gabe1e forfeited this round.
tylergraham95

Con

Forward all contentions.
Debate Round No. 4
Gabe1e

Pro

Gabe1e forfeited this round.
tylergraham95

Con

Forward all contentions.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by orangutan 1 year ago
orangutan
Gabe1e has closed his account.
Posted by pressplay010 1 year ago
pressplay010
oooooohh!
I didn't think tylergraham95 would argue the existential angle on this debate, that's both sneaky and clever in equal measure.
Posted by Yassine 1 year ago
Yassine
- You wanna debate me on this anyways?
Posted by aljohndeleon 1 year ago
aljohndeleon
Come on
Posted by TheodoretheMan 1 year ago
TheodoretheMan
Must I waive my last round?
Posted by Gabe1e 1 year ago
Gabe1e
Make that 21 people.. I will pick one of you tomorrow morning! Be ready for a challenge!
Posted by Gabe1e 1 year ago
Gabe1e
Make that 21 people.. I will pick one of you tomorrow morning! Be ready for a challenge!
Posted by Philosophybro 1 year ago
Philosophybro
Ill debate this with you
Posted by tejretics 1 year ago
tejretics
Wow, I'm going to follow this debate.
Posted by lannan13 1 year ago
lannan13
I can accept on Monday. (I have a pool function this weekend and will gone the entire extent.)
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Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
Midnight1131
Gabe1etylergraham95Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con, as pro forfeited the whole debate. Due to this forfeit, Pro could not make any arguments, or refute any of Con's, so arguments to Con. Pro was also the only person to use sources [for the definitions.]
Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
lannan13
Gabe1etylergraham95Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited all the way through and failed to make an argument.