Muhammed was a false prophet.
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I accept and thank @124275 for instigating this interesting debate.
Pro makes two claims which make up the resolution of this debate:
1. Muhammad (i.e., the prophet of Islam, peace be upon him) is a false prophet, and
2. He has misguided billions of people..
BURDEN OF PROOF
BOP is fully on Pro to prove these two claims.
My only BOP is to show that Pro's arguments don't affirm the resolution.. In other words, I don't have any BOP to negate the resolution, but only to negate Pro's arguments.
I wish my opponent best of luck and look forward to a fruitful and friendly debate.
Pro: "My first point is that people can be misguided by Islam and Muhammad."
Pro: "For example, people say it is a religion of peace but in reality Islam is a war promoting religion with medieval Sharia law."
Islam never promotes war, but it commands Muslims to fight for their safety if they are under attack.. In addition "Sharia law" literally is "Islamic Law".
Pro: "Islam don't help people. This I believe is a main reason why Muhammed was a false prophet."
Pro: "Muhammad was a successful warlord but taught that Muslims are to dominate and not to be dominated."
Pro: "If Islam is a religion of peace, this cannot be the case a's it teaches that mu slims shold rule and not tollerate others."
Bare assertion and non-sequitur!
Quran 2 - 244
Quran 3 - 151
Quran 4 - 76
Quran 8 - 57
And many more.
A RHETORICAL REBUTTAL
Sources  &  refute all the claims about verses of violence in the Qur'an, including the ones Pro provided.
The context talks about Israelites not fighting against Pharaoh, as a lesson to Muslims.
It is about God's help, casting terror in enemies hearts, to Muslims in battlefield.
It is about fighting in God's cause in defending those who are oppressed.
It is about those who broke their covenant with Muslims multiple times, the last ones being attacking Muslim families (women and children) and attempting to kill them while Muslims were not in the city.
1. Sources cannot do the job of arguing for you, you have to provide arguments, not just sources.
2. You have to avoid misquoting and taking verses out of context.
3. Even if your claims were right, you still have to explain how that affirms the resolution.
None of these are done yet.
 Choose link of related verses: http://ow.ly...
124275 forfeited this round.
Unfortunately, my opponent forfeited this round.
124275 forfeited this round.
Unfortunately my opponent forfeited this round as well..
Pro had full BOP to affirm the resolution. However, they haven't provide any so far. All what they provided were either refuted or shown that they don't affirm the resolution.
Vote Con, please!
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Vote Placed by Jerry947 4 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited multiple times so conduct goes to Con. Pro also makes several bare assertions and then uses a couple verses to support them in round three. Con however showed that the verses actually do not show that the Qur'an advocates violence. For example, he used 3:151 to show that God merely helps his followers in battle. The verse does not say anything about advocating violence though. So Pro should have used verses that proved his point and Con refuted the out of context verses he did use. And besides, showing that the Qur'an promotes violence wouldn't have necessarily proved that Muhammad was a false prophet. That said, Con should have also gave arguments for Muhammad being a true prophet, though since Pro accepted the burden of proof, I have no choice but to penalize Pro and to give the arguments points to Con.
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