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shawn8650
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bcaldwell100
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uoes God Exsist? is there a supreme being that rules the "after life"?

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Started: 12/29/2007 Category: Religion
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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shawn8650

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someone didnt just sit down one day and decide " i think ill write a bible
i would like to debate this my grandmother is a preacher and i try to ask
Questions with no prevale. does god exsist yes or no? what do you think?
bcaldwell100

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I really have no personal stance on whether or not God exists, I do however feel that you cannot prove his existence. I am not going to lay out what kind of existentialist theory we should use, once you develop one I'll either agree with it or disagree with it.
So I guess I'll start with your argument: "someone didnt just sit down one day and decide " i think ill write a bible".
1) First of all I'd like to request that you use capital letters, commas, periods and apostrophes. I just finished a debate with someone who had bad grammar and I don't want to have to read arguments like that again.
2) Why not? If people were inspired by an entirely ordinary man, they might decide to write a book about it, then those people might read this book and write stories of their own. The presence of the bible does not prove the existence of a God. In fact, the presence of multiple and very different holy books about God actually suggests that a God doesn't exist, unless there are several Gods that preside over small geographical areas.

I now wish to provide an alternative reason for a common belief in a higher power. Humans feat that which they do not know, the less they know about something the more frightening it is. Now, we don't know anything about what happens to us when we die, so we created a being, in our own image, that could control the after life. That way we always knew what would happen all the time. If we were worried about the future, we decided that our God would decide our fate for us, so we didn't have to worry about it. I'm suggesting that a deep human fear created the mythology that is God.

I challenge my opponent to come up with concrete or at least very compelling proof that a God exists.
Debate Round No. 1
shawn8650

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shawn8650 forfeited this round.
bcaldwell100

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Damn it, I always seem to end up with these people who post a debate and never show up again. I'm so sick of writing arguments for a debate that will never happen!
Debate Round No. 2
shawn8650

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shawn8650 forfeited this round.
bcaldwell100

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I think I should win this debate because my opponent never met my challenge to prove God's existence. I hope my voters agree.
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