philochristos
 
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Ideology:Conservative Education:Bachelors Degree
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Looking:No Answer Religion:Christian - Protestant
About Me:I just found found this web page (9/30/2012). I hope it doesn't become an addiction and keep me from having a real life, but this looks like a lot of fun. I may occasionally defend views that I don't agree with. I do this for two reasons. First, because I think it's fun to play devil's advocate every now and then. Second, because I think defending an opposing view is a great way of learning about that view as well as exposing weaknesses in it and in your own view. In other words, it makes you sharper.
Activities:movies, triathlons, archery
Beliefs:weak foundationalism, moral objectivism, calvinism, compatibilism
Books:_The Freedom of the Will_ by Jonathan Edwards
Movies:Lord of the Rings
Music:Natalie Merchant
Quotes:"Oh no you di'int!"
Sports Teams:Texas Stars
TV Shows:Big Bang Theory
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Should consensual sterilization be free?

KJVPrewrather
philochristos

I say yes. I'm a woman, and I was sterilized. I had my proceedure for free, and this will save me hundreds of dollars worth of birth control over my lifetime, and I don't want children. It is a one time proceedure, and only requires birth control for 12 weeks, or 1 week if a man has a vasectomy....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Christianity is inconsistent.

somerandomvideocreator
philochristos

I will let my opponent begin. The burden of proof is on my opponent to prove that it is inconsistent....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Is Christianity...the Anti-Christ?

REVERENDREAL
philochristos

IS CHRISTIANITY...THE ANTI-CHRIST? We all know that Jesus was not a Christian. He was born in the Jewish faith. We know that Christianity did not even come about until some time after the death of Jesus. Some say the following year after his death while other say about three hundred years later. We know from the Bible, the great story about the rich man meeting Jesus. He approached Jesus and said. Good Master, how can I get into Heaven? The first thing Jesus shouted at him was.. Don't...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Can we use logic to prove logic?

NKaloms
philochristos

I have read that many philosophers (Gorgias, C.S. Lewis, and others) believe that logic cannot be proved, and that we must assume (have faith in) that logic just works. I find this extremely interesting. At first I was distressed at this thought, for how can we know for certain that anything is certain if can't know that logic is certain. I wrestled with this for a while until I came to an interesting conclusion. The statement that "we cannot know anything for certain, including logic" is in fac...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

If The Universe Has A Cause, That Cause Is A Personal Mind

Rational_Thinker9119
philochristos

I would like to debate Philochristos on this subject as I feel he is one of the most skilled Theists on this site. In this debate we will assume that the universe began to exist, and has a cause. It will be Pro's job to show that this cause is a personal mind, and my job to show why Pro's reasoning doesn't stand up to critical scrutiny. In Pro's last round he will simply put "no argument will be posted, as agreed." My opponent's first arguments will be posted in round one; no acceptan...

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Updated 1 Year Ago
philochristos
Debates:89
Lost:10
Tied:13
Won:66
Win Ratio:86.84%
Percentile:99.83%
Elo Ranking:4,032
Forum Posts:3072
Votes Cast:303
Opinion Arguments:104
Opinion Questions:7
Poll Votes:24
Poll Topics:8
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Updated 3 Years Ago
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