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The statement God exists has a probability

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Started: 7/12/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Feyerabend

Pro

It is in principal possible to assign a real number to the probability that God exists. God here refers to a scientific God characterised as the creating being the first cause of everything. Structure open, raise and rebut when you like. Debate to end hopefully with a
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Uttara_Nalge

Con

Well, it would be very pleasing for many people to know whether God really exists or not. Many say that God does exists, while others would disagree. Even I am one of those "atheists" as we say. Those who believe in God tend to worship their so called holy sculptures made of stone. They spend most of their time praying to God thinking that he might listen to them and fulfill their wishes or whatever. But the point is, has he ever listened to any of our wishes? Has he ever given us what we aspire for? Can anyone say that he/she has seen God? The answer is an obvious NO. Suppose, a person is standing in front of his God and asking for stuff to be done. What is the possibility that God would make it come true? Inspite of just standing there and waiting for miracles to happen wouldn't it be better to work hard and get it done? I mean, if you yourself cannot get it with your own hard work then who is gonna give it to you? I don't think even "God" would do it. Now, who can claim to see God? God is nothing but our imagination. It is the human mind that gave rise to the mysterious God and his glories. In ancient times people didn't know the meaning of rain, lighting, earthquake etc. Lighting and thunder yet do scare us. The thing is that they didn't know what it is so they started to worship it. We all are scared of the unknown, aren't we? It is the same thing here. They started giving names to their mysteries and worshiped them as God. There is no God in at least the place we live in. Its all science and nothing else. "God" is just an imagination and I don't think that this "God" would hide from us for so long if our ancestors knew about it.
Debate Round No. 1
Feyerabend

Pro

Probability 0 then or is it the probability that we have an imagination. The probability that there can be a mapping from ancient faith to the world theory held by established by science. ?
Uttara_Nalge

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Debate Round No. 2
Feyerabend

Pro

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Uttara_Nalge

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by missmedic 1 year ago
missmedic
Anything that is Probable must by definition be Possible; However, not everything that is Possible is going to be Probable. Belief (AKA faith) alone does not make something probable.
Faith allows the imaginary, the impossible, the contradictory and the improbable to be believe.
The greatest failing of any god, is that a god's existence is contingent on faith. If we look to the past we can see that thousands of gods have gone the way of myth, all because man stopped believing. This is one of the facts that makes gods improbable.
Posted by tejretics 1 year ago
tejretics
When you say "the statement God exists has a probability," do you mean it has a fixed chance, i.e. an exact number of probability? But then *everything* has a number, whether or not we know it yet ...
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