The Instigator
vi_spex
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Food136
Con (against)
Winning
8 Points

atheism=a religion, like an opposing religion

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Food136
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/25/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 329 times Debate No: 100290
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Food136

Con

Religion is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as "the service and worship of God or the supernatural" So by definition, a religion must contain some sort of god or supernatural being that its followers believe in and worship or are in service to in some way

Atheism is defined as"a lack of belief or a strong disbelief in the existence of a god or any gods" by the same dictionary. Considering atheism is the lack of belief in any god, it's impossible for it to be a religion
Debate Round No. 1
vi_spex

Pro

lack of belief is agnostic, atheism is disbelief.. disbelief is belief, not non belief
Food136

Con

As I have previously stated, religion is "the service and worship of God or the supernatural" and no where in that definition is it mentioned that a belief or non-belief is a religion making my opponent's argument null and void. If a belief was a religion, then believing the earth was round would be considered its own religeon
Debate Round No. 2
vi_spex

Pro

earth is round.. that is not a belief
Food136

Con

Belief is defined as "an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists" so yes, earth being round is a belief as it is statement that is considered to be true
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
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>Reported vote: paintballvet18// Mod action: Removed<

6 points to Con (S&G, Arguments, Sources). Reasons for voting decision: Pro doesn't actually make an argument for his own resolution, and Con wins argument point for refutation. Thanks for debating. Round 1 Pro "ye" loses him spelling point. Pro also cites Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the only used source, therefore wins reliable source point.

[*Reason for removal*] (1) Arguments are insufficiently explained. The voter is required to specifically assess arguments from both sides in the debate. While stating that Pro didn"t make relevant arguments is sufficient, the voter still has to explain how Con"s arguments were relevant. (2) S&G is insufficiently explained. The voter can only award this point in instances where one side"s arguments are difficult to understand. (3) Sources are insufficiently explained. The voter is required to do more than simply state that only one side gave a source " it must be clear that said source was relevant to the debate.
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Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
cant refute what is the case
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Vote Placed by paintballvet18 1 year ago
paintballvet18
vi_spexFood136Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro has no substantial argument points. Con, however reasoned the definition of belief, which proved his point. Pro uses the word "ye" in this first round, not allowing the judges to understand the point of his argument.
Vote Placed by madness 1 year ago
madness
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro used no logic to argue their points. There is so little substance that I'm unable to really say a lot of the matter. Con, however reasoned the definition of belief, which proved his point. Pro had horrible spelling, he uses the word "ye" in this first round, which doesn't really seem appropriate, therefore I was unsure what he was trying to tell me.