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Religion is detrimental to human development

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/16/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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nick0

Pro

This is the first debate I have participated in I would like to set some rules before we proceed
1. we will only focus on the effects of religion and not on the causes
2. we will focus on if the effects are more detrimental to society and humanity as a whole or if they are more positive to society, humanity, and progress
3. no ad hominems or opinions only facts that can be backed up with citations if requested.

1st round is acceptance round
Tuckzer

Con

I will begin by giving my points on why religions are NOT detrimental to human development. Besides that, even though Pro started the debate but I will not follow the rules stated by pro due to the fact that there's no rules stating that I would have to follow. I would merely debate based on the topic settled by pro.

First of all, based on the Internet, there are six basic pillars of human development, which are equity, sustainability, productivity, empowerment, cooperation and security. Religions can benefit human development in these various aspects.

(1) Equity- Most religions teaches us to be fair to each other and because of religions, most of us, which are under these certain religions, was taught to be fair and treat others equal. For example, in this modern civilization, women and men can now finally receive education together.
(2) Sustainability- Most religions teaches us that freeloading is not the right way and to earn a living, we must work hard to sustain ourselves and our families. -'No pain, no gain'
(3) Productivity-Most religions teaches us that we're all under god's will and we must work together, poor or rich. We can make a living if we unite to earn a living.
(4) Empowerment- Most religions teaches us positive things and provide a free positive education for all. We humans can make better choices and decisions for our future.
(5) Cooperation- Most religions brings us hope and unites us when we face difficulties.
(6) Security- Most religions gives us a sense of security even in the most darkest times.

In conclusion, religions were used as guides to go through life, brings various hope to us all, teaches us the meaning of life, always stay positive, and keep the world safe and sound.
Debate Round No. 1
nick0

Pro

nick0 forfeited this round.
Tuckzer

Con

Since Pro forfeited, I guess I won round 2.
Debate Round No. 2
nick0

Pro

nick0 forfeited this round.
Tuckzer

Con

You have forfeited in two continuously rounds. Thank you and have a nice day!

In conclusion, religion is NOT detrimental to human development.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Tuckzer 2 years ago
Tuckzer
Please, I know that you have many thoughts to share. However, if you wish to question my side of this debate, please proceed to second round, where all words count. Lastly, I hope this debate will be fun and 'healthy' for the both of us. Good luck on our second round:D
Posted by BDPershing 2 years ago
BDPershing
Had to say it sorry
Posted by BDPershing 2 years ago
BDPershing
"(1) Equity- Most religions teaches us to be fair to each other and because of religions, most of us, which are under these certain religions, was taught to be fair and treat others equal. For example, in this modern civilization, women and men can now finally receive education together."

hmm, is a Muslim more capable of getting to heaven than a christian? In the beginning the bible thought of women as property and if a guy rapes an unmarried women he had to marry said woman, if she is married 50 gold was paid to the husband.

"(2) Sustainability- Most religions teaches us that freeloading is not the right way and to earn a living, we must work hard to sustain ourselves and our families. -'No pain, no gain'"

Are you saying I want to work because of a god, not because I hate sitting on my azz?

(3) Productivity-Most religions teaches us that we're all under god's will and we must work together, poor or rich. We can make a living if we unite to earn a living.

This implies without religion we as humans have no capability to work together, yet religion cant even get along with its counter parts. They simply put on a smile and say "well i'm going to a good place, have fun in purgatory".

(4) Empowerment- Most religions teaches us positive things and provide a free positive education for all. We humans can make better choices and decisions for our future.

define "education", are you again implying in this statement humans are incapable in "good" choices? That we need a god who threatens with the alternative of torture and endless suffering, to do good deeds?

"(5) Cooperation- Most religions brings us hope and unites us when we face difficulties."

"unite" as in to attack other religious groups yes, crusades are proof of that.

"(6) Security- Most religions gives us a sense of security even in the most darkest times."

"Genesis", does that dam book sound like security? Does the threat of hell and torture sound like security? Fear is the only secu
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