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jacobgunter
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Brandon93
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That religions like Christianity and Islam are not responsible for any conflict.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/3/2008 Category: Religion
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 937 times Debate No: 2387
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jacobgunter

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Religion is not the cause of any strife or conflict in the world. Rather it is the nutjobs that say that their God wants them to kill people.

Religion didnt cause the Crusades, that was extremism that resulted in a mis-interpretation.

Religion did not cause the current wars that we are in now. Crazy people with guns and bombs caused them.

The majority of religions advocate the following ideas: dont murder others, love your neighbors, love your enemies, etc.

THe negative needs to prove that it was religion, not people, that have caused all of the "religious"-strife in the world.
Brandon93

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First off I would Like to say that everything I say is not what I believe but I will be against this topic.

All of the wars must have been caused by religion because In all of the religious places that are involved in wars they are using there own people which makes them be religious soldiers because most people wont go to a religious country unless something happend there so obviously it has to deal with religion.
Debate Round No. 1
jacobgunter

Pro

Thank you for accepting the challenge, even though you dont truly believe in your stance. (its always good to avoid a personal fight while debating)

THe locations of various religions are not the cause of the strife. Take for example in Jerusalem. It is the center of three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Nowhere in the various guides (Torah, Bible, Koran) does it say that the followers of said religions are to fight over these locations.

Take for example the crusades (once again). THe various Popes and Imams of the East and West called for the capture of Jerusalem and other important sites in the Mid-East. This wasnt called for by religion, but rather the leaders of the religions. It was all about where and how they could gain political power. The Pope could say that he was sending every soldier in Europe to take back the land for Christ, but that doesnt mean that the religion advocates it. The various Gods of religion never say to kill in their name. THe various religious leaders just used it as an excuse to command the most powerful armies in the world.
Brandon93

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WOW I dont know what to day because I havent studied up on this topic at all but as soon as I do i'll let you know LoL SoRrY but my New York Giants Won YES YES YES.
Debate Round No. 2
jacobgunter

Pro

OK, I guess that means I win.

My opponent dropped all of his arguments.

Vote for me!

THanks for making at least one argument
Brandon93

Con

I did not drop out I just got off topic and that is why I said that and I hope we win Thursday BOO YAH.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by jacobgunter 9 years ago
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What? you didnt flow through your previous arguments, and you never attacked my points.
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