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Chuwilliams
Con (against)
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6 Points
The Contender
DanielStarks
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points

Satanism is the Same Thing as Athiesm

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Chuwilliams
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/11/2013 Category: Religion
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 715 times Debate No: 36581
Debate Rounds (3)
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Chuwilliams

Con

There are a lot of people who think that Satanism and Athiesm are the same thing. I don't think that is the case. Here are to the rules.

To accept, you must think that Athiesm and Satanism are the same thing.
You can't use religion in your argument (ex. Christians can't use the Bible, etc.)
The Burden of Proof is on both con and pro.
DanielStarks

Pro

Satanism is not Atheism. Satanists values are paradoxical to Christian beliefs; however Atheists are not against every christian value such as respecting your siblings, and serving humanity. A big difference between Satanism and Atheism is that Satanism is a religion while Atheism is not. There aren't any belief systems, rituals, or black hats in Atheism and you do not need religion to believe in morals for Atheism while Satanism worships free will and practices against Christianity, Atheism doesn't worship anything; therefore, Satanism is a paradox to Christianity while Atheism is not a definite belief system.
Debate Round No. 1
Chuwilliams

Con

Hello, DanielStarks. Don't take to offense to this, but since I stated that Satanism is not the same thing as Atheism and that whoever accepted my debate would have to think the opposite and you clearly have the same opinion I do, I would rather not debate you. Thank you for your comment, anyway.
DanielStarks

Pro

DanielStarks forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Chuwilliams

Con

Chuwilliams forfeited this round.
DanielStarks

Pro

DanielStarks forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by funwiththoughts 4 years ago
funwiththoughts
Actually Nataliela, Satanists (at least in the most well-known sect, LeVeyanism) hold that all deities (including Satan) are merely reflections of their worshippers' opinions and therefore that self-worship is the ideal way of living. So Satanism is a form of Atheism (as they do not believe in a higher power than themselves), but they are not the same thing.
Posted by Nataliella 4 years ago
Nataliella
Anyone who thinks Satanism and Atheism are the same thing is clearly irrational and quick to jump to conclusions. An Atheist is someone who doesn't believe in a higher power. A Satanist is somene who believes in Satan and worships him. How can an Atheist worship Satan if they don't believe in him in the first place?
Posted by Disquisition 4 years ago
Disquisition
I don't understand why pro accepted if he agrees with con??
Posted by devient.genie 4 years ago
devient.genie
Satanism is to atheism like anchovies are to cotton candy.

If starks wins this debate, it will be the second most absurd thing ever, next to worshipping a celestial dictator murderer who drown his own children and organized a human sacrifice :)
Posted by tpmassive 4 years ago
tpmassive
Satanists and atheists are two different groups of people as the former has a set of laws for governance yet the latter follows no religious decrees at all.Satanists are also the antagonists of Christians but atheists defy no religion at all.
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 4 years ago
Ragnar
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro actually supported con's case... Even when con had been very clear in the first round which side he was on.
Vote Placed by Mrparkers 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro agreed with Con