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fuegodemonio
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JohnnyC
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does sin exist?

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JohnnyC
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/29/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 827 times Debate No: 29658
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fuegodemonio

Pro

there is arguements saying since there is no proof of dietys, then sin doesnt exist. rules:
r1:accepting the challenge
r2:beginning arguments
r3:rebuttals
r4:closing arguements
good luck
JohnnyC

Con

I accept to argue that you cannot prove that sin doesn't exist.
Debate Round No. 1
fuegodemonio

Pro

fuegodemonio forfeited this round.
JohnnyC

Con

Sin is defined as "An immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law." Now there are two parts of what will constitute to a sin: immorality and defiance of God. Morals and what's good or bad isn't that clear. We tend to assume what is good or bad but we cannot know. Thus we cannot know that we are not committing a sin. What it sure is that there are bad things and therefore there must also be the capability for one to sin. Since there is no way of proving that God doesn't exist, one cannot assume that their actions aren't against a divine law. Sin exists as long as a meaning is attached to it. If someone thinks that murder is a sin then it could be considered so. The word has become a synonym for unethical behaviour.
Debate Round No. 2
fuegodemonio

Pro

fuegodemonio forfeited this round.
JohnnyC

Con

There is nothing for me to rebut.
Debate Round No. 3
fuegodemonio

Pro

fuegodemonio forfeited this round.
JohnnyC

Con

In conclusion (this will be short), sin does exist because as long as someone defines sin with certain acts that happen in the real world, it is a tangible thing.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by wiploc 4 years ago
wiploc
Yes, which side are you on?

It generally helps to state the resolution as an affirmative statement. Something like, "Resolved: Sin exists," or, "Resolved: Sin does not exist." That way, we can tell which side Pro will argue.
Posted by bladerunner060 4 years ago
bladerunner060
Are you planning on making a case for sin in the absence of a god?
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Vote Placed by Deadlykris 4 years ago
Deadlykris
fuegodemonioJohnnyCTied
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Reasons for voting decision: It's unclear what side Pro was even on. He never returned to actually debate. Conduct, S&G, and arguments go to Con for the forfeiture. But I stress that I vehemently disagree with the reasoning presented.