Theism offers a more likely context than atheism for affirming moral realism.

popculturepooka
Sargon

I thank Sargon agreeing to debate me on this topic. I shall be arguing that given moral realism theism is more likely than atheism. Or that theism makes "more sense" of moral realism than atheism does. My job is to argue that, yes, theism offer a more likely context in which to affirm moral realism and Con's job is to argue that, to the contrary, atheism offers a more likely context than theism in which to affirm moral realism. In short, this will be a mostly meta-ethical debate. [1]<...

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Moral subjectivism is false.

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Rational_Thinker9119

I thank Rational_Thinker for agreeing to debate this topic with me.I will be arguing that moral subjectivism is false or that there are good reasons for supposing that moral subjectivism ought to be rejected as a meta-ethical theory.Definitions...

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There are good reasons to believe that God did not order the genocide of the Canaanites.

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AeneasPhebe

I thank AeneasPhebe for agreeing to debate this contentious topic with me.DefinitionsGod: is the creator and sustainer of the universe and is unlimited with regard to knowledge (omniscience), power (omnipotence), extension (omnipresence), and moral perfection. [1]G...

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Christian hell is a morally abhorrent concept

Homosapien
popculturepooka

Hello popculturepooka & fellow debaters, This debate has arisen from a forum thread for which the link is below. http://www.debate.org/forums/religion/topic/33629/ I would maintain that Hell, in the Christian tradition is a Morally abhorrent concept, and will be arguing this assertion. Round 1...

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An Omniscient Moral Entity Cannot Create a Universe Containing Immorality

Poetaster
popculturepooka

This topic can become mired in cross-purposes of vocabulary, so I will allot the first round for acceptance, definitions, clarifications, etc.Definition: An omniscient entity is one which lacks no knowledge of any information, whether necessary or contingent, for at least one point of its existence.I posit this so as to not definitionally exclude different versions of omniscience from the argument. Specificall...

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Christian Universalism is Biblically False

ChristusExemplar
popculturepooka

(A) Clarifying My PositionI am writing this argument to a particular audience of Christian adherents who resort to the theological (mostly soteriological) position of Christian Universalism, and will be defending my own view of what’s known as “Christian Exclusivism”. In contrast to what I hold, Universalism can be defined as the “chief claim that God is revealed to all and related to all in some way” (R. Plantinga,...

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God does not exist

Pwner
popculturepooka

I. IntroductionI’d like to thank my opponent for debating me on this interesting topic, and look forward to an enlightening exchange.So, here’s the deal. I’m going to show you that God [1] doesn’t exist. Your efforts to find a way out of my argument will fail, but I need you to try anyways. Your de-conversion will only be as real as the effort you put into the debate.II. The Argument <...

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If God is sovereign in the Calvinist sense, then universalism should be true.

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philochristos

IntroductionI thank philochristos for agreeing to debate me on this very interesting topic and I suspect it will one of kind (at least on this website)!In this debate I will be arguing that if God is sovereign in the Calvinist sense, then universal salvation/reconciliation* should be true. This debate will be rooted firmly within the context of Christian theology - specifically the Reformed/Calvinist**...

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The Problem of Evil is insufficient an argument against the Christian God

Muted
popculturepooka

This debate is simple and I hope to keep it this way. The Problem of Evil is widely debated. I am not disputing that there is evil here. I am disputing that the problem of evil is excuse enough not to believe in the Christian God. That is, to present it as an opposition to the validity of God. I doubt the need of definitions, hence I will not provide one. Rather, I rely on the integrity of my opponent, whoever he/she may be. Rules 1. No trolling/vulgarities. 2. No plagiarism 3. Comment...

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Presupposing Islam is true, an eternal hell is justified.

Ahmed.M
popculturepooka

= = = = = Introduction = = = = =This debate will be about the justification for the conception of hell fire in Islam. I will argue that Hell fire conceived of in Islam, a conscious eternal torment is morally justified. My opponent may build a case of his own, but it is sufficient for him to only refute my case. ...

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