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peaceseeker
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purgatory is real

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/14/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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peaceseeker

Con

Purgatory, according to Catholic Church doctrine, is an intermediate state after physical death in which those destined for heaven "undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven".

Beliefs in Purgatory, Satan and sins originated via superstitious beliefs; they were invented by people in order to frighten the masses or to conform to standards set by people.

When evil deeds are constant, the conscience gets anesthetized and no longer communicates with the spirit; upon physical death, the spirit/soul dies also.
Debate Round No. 1
Religioniseverything

Pro

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peaceseeker

Con

Protestants believe that one's faith dictates one's state of salvation and one's place in the afterlife. Those who have been saved by God are destined for heaven, while those have not been saved will be excluded from heaven. Accordingly, they reject any notion of a provisional or temporary afterlife state such as purgatory.

Near-Death-Experiencers have typically not reported experiencing purgatory. Their feelings were consistent with unconditional love from the light, which communicates forgiveness because the NDEr was still learning how to become a more loving person. NDErs tend to say that this "learning how to love" is the purpose of life.
Debate Round No. 2
Religioniseverything

Pro

Religioniseverything forfeited this round.
peaceseeker

Con

Transcendology can eliminate superstitions in religions about beliefs in purgatory and demons. Truthfulness and rationality in religions are truths that can be substantiated by science or those that can not be proven to be wrong. Logic dictates that spiritual interaction is only possible between the Spirit of God and the spirit of man; claims of supernatural acts performed by physical or spiritual beings in the physical universe are not rational. The unfortunate circumstance that many will never become un-yoked from the traditions of their forefathers, perpetuating a chaotic state is applicable to many monotheistic religions that have become the culmination of their own dogma and politics.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mightbenihilism 2 years ago
mightbenihilism
pugatory
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
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