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hutch976
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masterdebater597973
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The Problem of Evil and the existence of God

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hutch976
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/2/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 month ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 179 times Debate No: 96659
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hutch976

Con

A common argument that has been proposed repeatedly throughout history goes something like this:

Christians claim that their God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving. If God is all powerful then He could prevent evil from happening. If God were all-loving, He would want to prevent evil from happening. Evil exists. Therefore, God is either not all-powerful or not all-loving. In either case, He is not worth worshiping, if he exists at all.

Pro will take the position of the argument above, or some variation of it to Pro's liking.

I am Con, and I will refute this claim.

Round 1 is for accepting and optional opening statement from Pro.
masterdebater597973

Pro

It's my pleasure to be able to support the Omnibenevolence of my God. Before we begin, I'm Muslim, but the concept of an all-loving god is familiar across all of the Abrahamic Religions.
I'll save my argument for Round 2, but I'm honored to be able to defend my Religion and I hope for a fair and impartial debate.
Debate Round No. 1
hutch976

Con

You're an idiot. If you accepted this debate, you are supposed to take on the other side of the argument, that God does not exist due to the existence of evil.

Thanks for ruining this debate.
masterdebater597973

Pro

Sure I misread the words you typed. I fail to see how Ad hominems are justified for a simple misreading of the text that you posted.
Debate Round No. 2
hutch976

Con

Well, let this be a lesson in taking the time to read things before jumping in. Don't worry about apologizing.
masterdebater597973

Pro

It's good to see that we can reconcile this mistake of mine. :) P.S. How do I forfeit a debate?
Debate Round No. 3
hutch976

Con

Opponent forfeits.
masterdebater597973

Pro

I guess I'll just post so it stops
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by whiteflame 3 weeks ago
whiteflame
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>Reported vote: Pigney// Mod action: NOT Removed<

3 points to Con (Arguments), 1 point to Pro (conduct). Reasons for voting decision: Pro yielded, thus the debate goes to Con, but Pro remained respectful, while con did not. Thus, i give my vote of conduct to Pro, but the others to Con. The grammar seemed to be equal.

[*Reason for non-removal*] This debate was clearly conceded, and is therefore not moderated so long as the voter awards more points to the side that did not concede.
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Posted by hutch976 1 month ago
hutch976
Please note, the real debate of this took place under the same name, and is now in a voting period elsewhere on this site.
Posted by masterdebater597973 1 month ago
masterdebater597973
We can't really have a debate here, so yes. The only problem is I don't know how.
Posted by hutch976 1 month ago
hutch976
So you forfeit?
Posted by hutch976 1 month ago
hutch976
Masterdebater, I was not addressing you. I was addressing the username Secret Atheist. Get over yourself.
Posted by masterdebater597973 1 month ago
masterdebater597973
I'm not an Atheist. If you look at my profile, you'll see that I'm a Muslim of the Sufi variety
Posted by hutch976 1 month ago
hutch976
Ok secret atheist...set it up and invite me.
Posted by jethro_purazo 1 month ago
jethro_purazo
According to Albert Einstein, "Evil is the absence of good." Just like darkness, it only exist without light. We can study light but not darkness. So if God is not present within us there will always be evil.
Posted by TheSecretAntitheist 1 month ago
TheSecretAntitheist
I'll debate with you.
Posted by vi_spex 1 month ago
vi_spex
good cant exist without bad
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Vote Placed by Pigney 1 month ago
Pigney
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro yielded, thus the debate goes to Con, but Pro remained respectful, while con did not. Thus, i give my vote of conduct to Pro, but the others to Con. The grammar seemed to be equal.
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession.