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belief=disbelief of knowledge

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Started: 6/4/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 4 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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theism is atheism to humanity

theism and atheism, brightness and shadow


In this debate I will demonstrate:
1) Why Belief entails a belief in some certain semantic facts (knowledge)
2) Why belief does not necessitate a disbelief of known facts
3) Why the proposition is stupid

Pro has burden of Proof, I await his opening case.
Debate Round No. 1


burden of proof is on con to demonstrate his position is correct, or that pro is wrong

knowledge is the opposite of belief, facts are unchanging or they are not knowledge or facts, but believed to be

if you believe a dragon caused all the destruction in the city, you will have to disbelieve any story about a hurricane doing any damage, unless the dragon caused a hurricane or something...


I have no BoP let me make that abundantly clear.

Knowledge is not the opposition of belief, contrary to what Pro claims.
Merriam Webster defines knowledge as:
    • information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education

    • awareness of something : the state of being aware of something

There are two broad categories which describe knowledge as defined by the first definition.
    • A posteriori
    • A priori/
A posteriori is knowledge gained through experience or observation. 'The sky is blue,' 'all men are mortal,' are both examples
A priori conversely is deduced knowledge:
>'All men are mortal'
>'Socrates is a man'
>Socrates is a mortal.

Therefore, Pro's belief on what knowledge is, is wrong.

Negative Case:
Belief is not the opposite of knowledge. They are two different things, but they are not incompatible in any way, shape or form. A scientist believes that blue pills are more effective than red pills at sending people to sleep, and thus he sets up a scientific investigation to confirm or refute the hypothesis. This shows how belief is required in order to create new knowledge.

Belief and knowledge go together, not apart.

Debate Round No. 2


only you have bop.. or am i going to defeat my own position? lolol

belief=unawarness=be lie

i dont have beliefs

knowledge is satan in the eyes of the believer.. obviusly the believer think they have knowledge, and that god is true


Extend arguments.

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by HarryDick 4 months ago
So would the Con be arguing that belief does not equal to disbelief of knowledge and, what is "knowledge" ?
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Reasons for voting decision: Generally I'm opposed to "vote bombing", no matter the circumstance, but Pro utterly failed here. Not only did Pro refuse to capitalize or add periods ( Losing them the conduct and grammar categories ), but they made no logical argument and did not use any sources