If The Universe Had A Finite A-Theoretic Past, Then The Universe Most Plausibly Has A Cause

Rational_Thinker9119
philochristos

This debate is a challenge to Philochristos to see if he can effectively argue that the initial Big Bang state 13.7 billion years ago had a transcendent cause. I will try to undercut or outright refute his arguments. This would be a more difficult task for Philochristos if the universe is B-Theoretic, and it would be pretty difficult if he had to show that the universe has a cause with absolute certainty. To make it easier I will assume for the sake of argument that the universe is past finite,...

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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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Hillary Clinton secretly has gills

farmerjump1
philochristos

Good luck, I shall let my opponent go first. I recommend a highly experienced debater because they will be arguing against blatant facts....

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I Think does not mean I AM

Jack_Dead
philochristos

Aim:In this debate, the opponent must prove why I Think equals to the existence of one's selfWhile I will try to disprove such ideaBurden of proof:Since this is more of a philosophical debate, not all arguments must be strictly supported by evidence (but any proof/sources are welcome :P)Rules:Please use the first round as acceptance, you can use the remaining rounds in whatever ways you like

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omniscience and omnipotence equals no freewill

FreeYourMind
philochristos

not going to use 8,000 characters. everything will be taken in clear black and white. commonsense must be needed, thanks. use your brain! ;) If God is all-knowing then He would have already known if you were going to Heaven or Hell before He made you in the first place. He knew every single action you were going to commence before He created you. He knew if you were going to love the world before He made you. How can you say you have freewill (addressed to believers), if there is a source of...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Abortions should be free, safe and available all through the US

Leftshark
philochristos

All throughout the US women struggle to find a clinic for a safe and free abortion. I believe that those women who wish to have an abortion, within reasonable time, should be able to have an abortion. Reasonable time meaning within the legal limit, since I believe that late term abortion is indeed wrong. However, an abortion within the first, let us say 12 weeks, is not unreasonable. I do understand some people have religious views that are against abortion, but their views should not aff...

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The Morality of Abortion

PossieTV
philochristos

This debate will center around the question, "At what point in a human pregnancy is abortion acceptable if at all?". I will be taking a conservative position on the pro-life movement. My assertion is that life begins at conception and at no point in a pregnancy is abortion acceptable. Rules -------- 1. Be mature and professional 2. Use the terms pro-life movement and pro-choice movement (Use of terms like pro-abortion, anti-abortion, anti-life, etc is unnecessary and could be considered ad...

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Does God predestine who goes to heaven.

alllnc
philochristos

I argue that God allows us to choose whether or not to follow Him and be saved. He calls ALL through the Holy Spirit and we can choose whether or not if we want to follow Him. God is love. If being saved is predestined, I argue that this is not love. God says we are created in His image, so I assert that we know what love is since God says He is love and that we are created in his image. I know that I would not birth children to only predestine them to hell. No loving person would do this. How c...

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The Christian god sends aborted babies to hell.

Proving_a_Negative
philochristos

Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Opening Argument Round 3: Rebuttal to opponent's Opening Argument Round 4: Defense of your Opening Argument Round 5: Closing Statement The NIV Bible says that aborted babies do go to hell. My opponent will argue that it doesn't. Rules: 1. Assume god exists. 2. Must use NIV Bible when quoting from the Bible. 3. BoP is on Pro. 4. Assume the Bible is 100% truth. Note: This means that if the Bible claims that Joseph can walk on air, we may not argue that...

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Determinism renders moral responsibility impossible

INTJPhilosopher
philochristos

The layout of the debate will be as follows: Round One - Constructive Arguments Round Two - Rebuttals Round Three - Closing Remarks Firstly, however, some definitions: Determinism - the philosophical school that holds that every state that currently exists in the universe is the result of previous states, and that those previous states could cause no other outcome. Principle of sufficient reason - the notion that everything can be explained in terms of causes and effects. Free will...

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