The Instigator
kingpaule
Con (against)
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InquireTruth
Pro (for)
Winning
54 Points

Same sex marriage

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Started: 9/22/2008 Category: Religion
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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kingpaule

Con

Same sex marriage shouldn't be allowed by any church because it disregards the law of God.
InquireTruth

Pro

Note for my opponent:
Before I go into my opening statement I would like to remind my opponent that there are indeed ways of ascertaining information regarding your challengees opinion on the matter of same sex marriage (I happen to agree with my opponent).

Opening statement:

My opponent must either accept or reject this verse in Galatians 3:28:
For there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for all are one in Christ Jesus.

If my opponent accepts this verse then it stands to reason that same sex marriage exists according to Gods law. Since men and women are one and there is no distinction made by God, then we are already openly marrying a person of the same sex (since male and female is, according to God, a distinction without difference).

If my opponent rejects this verse then it stands to reason that God's law is not consistent and cannot be trusted, therefore any such claim that same sex marriage is wrong according to God may be discarded.

I look forward to a response.
Thank you
Debate Round No. 1
kingpaule

Con

First of all that of statement in the bible was not interpreted correctly by my opponent. God never ever mention about allowing a union between a male and a female. If GOd permits the "same sex marriage" he should created only both men or both women to unite with one another. He mention that men and women are distinct with each other but it doesn't mean that he allows the union of same sex..
InquireTruth

Pro

My opponent is correct in saying that Galatians 3:28 does not speak specifically about marriage, or sexual union. But what my opponent is missing is that Galatians 3:28 makes it clear that there is no difference among the sexes in the eyes of God. If there is no difference in the eyes of God, then it stands to reason that same sex marriage already exists in the eyes of God (and therefore by His law).

The exegetical analysis of this verse notwithstanding, my opponent must present her reasoning as to why God's law should be followed if:
(1) She has presented no evidence for God or His laws.
(2) She has presented no evidence as to why people who do not believe in God or His laws should be indicted for not keeping them.
(3) According to the God of whom she speaks, we are not saved by observing the law but rather by grace.
Debate Round No. 2
kingpaule

Con

kingpaule forfeited this round.
InquireTruth

Pro

Extend all my arguments! Extend all my arguments! Extend all my arguments! Extend all my arguments! Extend all my arguments! Extend all my arguments!

Thank you all.
Now do what is right and vote PRO.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by DevinRichardson1 8 years ago
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I'm not sure they she really commanded and adequate understanding of the topic debated.
Posted by kingpaule 8 years ago
kingpaule
First of all that of statement in the bible was not interpreted correctly by my opponent. God never ever mention about allowing a union between a male and a female. If GOd permits the "same sex marriage" he should created only both men or both women to unite with one another. He mention that men and women are distinct with each other but it doesn't mean that he allows the union of same sex..
Posted by Lightkeeper 8 years ago
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