The Instigator
Ajabi
Pro (for)
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The Contender
tejretics
Con (against)
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63 Points

This House Believes That Ontology Necessitates God's Existence!

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tejretics
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Started: 7/25/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Ajabi

Pro

Shalom Aleichem!

The idea of this debate started with me contacting Tejretics for a debate. Given a list of topics he believed that the best topic to discuss is the Ontological Argument. I believe I should mention the Spirit of the Motion is whether the study of Being, with relation to the studies of Ideas can make God a necessary conception.

There are some rules which both parties must accept:

1. The first round for Tejretics is acceptance only, and to share any pleasantries. He accepts the definitions, and rules set herein.

2. The onus rests on the Proposition who must show that there is a logically sound Ontological Argument.

3. The order of the debate is such that the maximum limit is 10, 000 characters, there fwill be 72 hours given to post an argument. I do ask, of those who vote, to please provide strong reasons for debate explaining the decision on each point. This is of course only a humble request.

4. Any and all sources must be linked, and a referencing number should be provided in the argument. Sources must have paginations cited.

5. All the respective definitions may be taken from the Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy or any other well reputed text such as A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume, or A Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant. These definitions of course can be debated.

6. No deconstructional semantics, trolling, semi-trolling, pseudo-trolling, patatoes or tomatoes.

Here are some of the fundamental definitions:

1. God: God is a trasncendental, sentient, creator, diety who goes beyond the limits of empirical cognition. He is distinct from the Universe, and possess the qualities of excellence and greatness.

2. Ontology: Ontology is the study of Being where one tries to prove phenomenon from a completely rational perspective, starting out with nothing but the conceptualization of a Being.

3. Necessitates: Makes necessary, when I talk about necessitating God I make it clear that the argument must prove that God exists.
tejretics

Con

I accept, best of luck.

May this debate live long and prosper.

Debate Round No. 1
Ajabi

Pro

Ajabi forfeited this round.
tejretics

Con

Well, since the BoP is on Pro, I just have to pass the debate back to him. Onward.
Debate Round No. 2
Ajabi

Pro

Ajabi forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Ajabi

Pro

Ajabi forfeited this round.
tejretics

Con

Please vote Con.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by tejretics 1 year ago
tejretics
@Ajabi

Can we re-do this?
Posted by Romanii 2 years ago
Romanii
"May this debate live long and prosper."

looool so much for that
Posted by tejretics 2 years ago
tejretics
@Ajabi -

We have to re-do this . . .
Posted by n7 2 years ago
n7
Hmm will be watching this debate. May it have peace and long life
Posted by Ajabi 2 years ago
Ajabi
'tis done.
Posted by tejretics 2 years ago
tejretics
If possible, can you change it to 4 rounds?
Posted by tejretics 2 years ago
tejretics
That's ... true.
Posted by Ajabi 2 years ago
Ajabi
The problem with that is there is no verification. I mean I could say Book YZ written by scholar PQ says ABC which might influence people subconsciously but there is no means for verification...you can always post a picture of the books page.
Posted by tejretics 2 years ago
tejretics
" Any and all sources must be linked" -- What about book pages not on Google Books? :P

Also, I'll accept Monday.
Posted by Ajabi 2 years ago
Ajabi
All right look at it now.
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Vote Placed by Philocat 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by Discipulus_Didicit 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by greatkitteh 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Full forfeit.
Vote Placed by Fkkize 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ff
Vote Placed by n7 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF
Vote Placed by Midnight1131 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF
Vote Placed by Diqiucun_Cunmin 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro FF'd. As the BOP was on Pro, Pro did not fulfill it and lost the debate.
Vote Placed by imabench 2 years ago
imabench
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Reasons for voting decision: ff
Vote Placed by Lee001 2 years ago
Lee001
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Reasons for voting decision: Full FF from Pro. Conduct goes to Con.