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Smorfy
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hutch976
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Religion is Ridiculous

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hutch976
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/9/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Smorfy

Pro

Religion is a bad influence on the human race. It has started violence time and time again. Also, religion doesn't give us morals. Morals are basic human instincts. Without morals, we would all be sociopaths. About 29.5% of America is nonreligious, atheist, or agnostic. Claiming that 29.5% of America are sociopaths would be preposterous! Thank you to whoever decides to debate with me.
hutch976

Con

Religion is not a bad influence on the human race. Most wars have been started over NON-religious reasons. Less than 10% of all wars across human history have been started for religious reasons.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com...

Morals come from God and this argument is found throughout the ages in "Natural Theology". Even Plato in his work "Thamus" argued this.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by FollowerofChrist1955 1 year ago
FollowerofChrist1955
hutch976;
Says the one who denies the Bible doctrine, and follows the commandments of men. Learn the difference between atheist and unbelievers . Go back to the Bible, and read how Jesus Himself spoke to the Pharisee who were Atheist, religious, yes but deniers of Christ.

It was Christ, who called them a pit of vipers, blind leading the blind, took rope and chased out the money-changers. While you run around allowing men to go to Hell with your poor example of Christian living, caring nothing for those whose souls will be damned and in eternal suffering, but think not that YOU are being held blameless, READ Ezekiel 3 and SEE , the blood being accounted too YOU for your failure to deny yourself, and follow Christ, for your failure to take up your Cross and follow Him.

Mores to your shame, for your illiterate Biblical lifestyle. Lip service serves no one.
Posted by canis 1 year ago
canis
No a good peptalk makes sense. Remember "comic Ali"
Posted by What50 1 year ago
What50
https://www.youtube.com...

Proof god exist.
Posted by hutch976 1 year ago
hutch976
Hey follower of Christ, just some Evangelical advice:

You are not winning converts by sounding so damning. You also aren't winning debates. Take a moment and realize that the people you talk to on here are people made in God'd image and are people Christ died for. Also remember that you are going to be forgiven as you forgive others, and that Christ will judge you like He does the lamb and the goats in Matthew's Gospel...by how you treat others.

Trust me I feel your zeal. I feel your frustration. But you should prayerfully reconsider your approach, it's not working brother.
Posted by FollowerofChrist1955 1 year ago
FollowerofChrist1955
ahhh another chained pathetic atheist. Again, "What IS your excuse for being FORCED to be on a Religious section .... other than being cursed to be here, that is?
Can't leave can you? Doomed to stay and HEAR Gods word, but never understanding it. Okay?
God"s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God"s invisible qualities"his eternal power and divine nature"have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator"who is forever praised. Amen.
Posted by Capitalistslave 1 year ago
Capitalistslave
FollowofChrist: what evidence do you have that the instigator is atheist to begin with? They have another debate that says "Religion is good". See here: http://www.debate.org...
Posted by FollowerofChrist1955 1 year ago
FollowerofChrist1955
What IS RIDICULOUS and PATHETIC is Atheist, being FORCED to stay on a religion board. That PROVES there IS a God, because atheist are chained to the very thing they despise. It cause them misery to Hear of God, yet, like a chained and caged animal .... here they sit, day to day, on a Religion Section of all debate boards. DOOMED to HEAR the Word of God, reverberating in their demented little craniums, words, that are as foreign to them as cars are to a dog.

So sad .....
Oh well, why disappoint you.

Romans 1
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God"s invisible qualities"his eternal power and divine nature"have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

There ... you've had your dose for today!
Posted by dsjpk5 1 year ago
dsjpk5
Since your other debate is "religion is good", why isn't this one "religion is not good"?

I'd be willing to debate that.
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Vote Placed by SegBeg 1 year ago
SegBeg
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro mostly spouted their own personal opinions on religion. They used statistics but did not use an outside source to back them up. Pro also claims that calling 29.5 of the American population sociopaths is "preposterous" yet goes on to label the other 71% of the population ridiculous for being religious. Con however, used an outside source to back them up- even if it was not a reliable one, but the fact that they bothered to find an outside source is enough. They were both equal in conduct and spelling and grammar are equal. Overall, my vote goes to Con