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Rational_Thinker9119
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dkishore
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The Kalam Cosmological Argument Is Sound

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Rational_Thinker9119
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/5/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 644 times Debate No: 41746
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Rational_Thinker9119

Con

For those of you who know me, this debate will not be a surprise. This is, hands down, my favorite argument to debate. My opponent must show that this argument is sound:

P1: Everything that begins to exist has a cause

P2: The universe began to exist

C: Therefore, the universe has a cause

*If the universe has a cause, that cause is God.

Not only must my opponent show that the universe had a cause, but that the cause is God. My job is simply to undermine the Kalam Cosmological Argument, and show it doesn't succeed.

The first round will be for my opponent's first argument. To ensure we get the same amount of debating rounds however (because I just wasted this round), my opponent, in my last round, must simply put:

"No argument will be posted here as agreed"

Failure to abide by the rules will result in an automatic 7 point forfeit.
dkishore

Pro

I agree with your argument! BUt......... I don't get the topic.
Debate Round No. 1
Rational_Thinker9119

Con

I don't agree with the argument. You are supposed to justify the premises, and show it is a sound argument.
dkishore

Pro

dkishore forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Rational_Thinker9119

Con

Rational_Thinker9119 forfeited this round.
dkishore

Pro

dkishore forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Rational_Thinker9119

Con

Rational_Thinker9119 forfeited this round.
dkishore

Pro

dkishore forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Romanii 2 years ago
Romanii
And even if it WERE true, then what's God's "cause"?
Posted by Romanii 2 years ago
Romanii
Uh, I'm religious, and not even I think that the Kalam Cosmological Argument is sound...
Why does everything have to have a cause? Why can't something just be there just because?
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by KingDebater 2 years ago
KingDebater
Rational_Thinker9119dkishoreTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited less. It's a shame that we never got to see any arguments in this debate.