The Christian God Can be Definitively Proven to Exist (Video Debate)
Debate Rounds (5)
Basically, the first round will be merely for acceptance. The second and fourth rounds will consist of arguments with NO rebuttals whatsoever. The third and fifth rounds will consist only of rebuttals or rebuttals of rebuttals, with NO new arguments. Each argument/rebuttal MUST be in the form of a video which will be uploaded to YouTube and linked to this site through the debate box. Either side may include comments or the like along with the video, but such comments absolutely cannot contain arguments. They may only contain sources, which will be one of the factors of determination for the voters as to who won this debate.
I am looking for serious contenders only. People who lack a true conviction to debate this are not welcome.
I shall be taking the "against" position- that is, that I believe it can NOT be proven that the Christian God exists.
In order to win this debate, PRO must provide conclusive proof (such that CON is not capable of refuting it) that the Christian God exists and said proof must fit to the approval of the voters. Therefore the burden of proof lies with PRO.
For CON to win this debate, every argument provided by PRO must be countered successfully and to the approval of the voters, while CON's arguments must also be irrefutable by PRO to the approval of the voters. Simply put, if CON can provide a proper counter to every argument and counter-argument provided by PRO, CON will be the victor. If the opposite occurs, PRO will be the victor.
The videos must be no longer than 6 minutes each (some wiggle room will be allowed e.g. 6 minutes, 15 seconds).
There will be no arguing of simple semantics. The Christian God will be defined as the God of the Holy Bible of Christianity.
I look forward to a challenging and engaging debate. If there are any aspects which need to be tweaked, feel free to bring them to my attention.
The Holy Bible, KJV
- 2 Thessalonians 1:6 "Seeing it is a righteous [also, "just"] thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you"
- Exodus 34:6 "And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth..."
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on the Problem of Evil: http://plato.stanford.edu...
Fordham University definition of miracles by David Hume: http://www.fordham.edu...
I give full and total credit to Stephen Hawking for this source and its contents--- http://www.hawking.org.uk...
1. He can have this debate. (i.e. I forfeit)
2. We can call this debate a tie and restart another one identical to this one to continue when I get back.
Either way... I'm off to wash dishes, clean toilets, and keep 2.5-foot-tall munchkins in line.
Thank you and good night.
Thank you for your time everyone. Also, I greatly appreciate my opponent's effort and intellect during this debate. Hopefully the next one will go more smoothly.
Remember, no voting.
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