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The KCA is Sound

Apeiron
DakotaKrafick

I dedicate this debate to Typhlochactas, that legend among mortals, that formidable foe and friend. May he rest in peace, yet remain in haunting vigil throughout the DDO empire. Vale... IntroductionsThis debate premiers the widely anticipated tournament for the DDO champion. In the words of its orchestrator, Pennington, this series determines "who is the best debater on DDO, period."http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/30266/I welcome Dakota as my first opponent as well as his insight...

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The Cause of the Universe is Plausibly Personal if the KCA is True

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Illegalcombatant

DefinitionsFirst Cause: The aggregate of all first causesIntroductionsI thank Illegalcombatant (Con hereafter) for his willingness to debate this topic. This debate will concern the content discussed in this forum over the last couple of posts,http://debate.org/forums/religion/topic/28823/5/Con tried to put forth the strange notion of a non-personal timeless cause of the universe if the Cosmological Argument is true. Burden of ProofsNote the resolution says that if the Kalam Cosmologic...

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Historical Truths Can be Discovered

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Anaxa

I believe that historical truths can be known such as if the man Jesus was actually resurrected from the dead. Or if what he said could actually be discerned by use of the historical sciences and their methods. Therefore, my burden of proof will be to show that Historical Realism is possible and that Historical Relativism is less plausible. By contrast my opponent's BoP is opposite this, he must show that Historical Relativism is more plausible, and that Historical Realism is impossible. I thank...

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God is a Sound Moral Basis

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Typhlochactas

Our argument will largely revolve around the Craig vs Harris debate: *R1 for acceptance, argument presentation, definitions only. DefinitionsSound Moral Ontology: the more plausible and least arbitrary foundation of objective morals. Morals which can be gradually discovered rather than invented. Ontology is the study of what is the case, as opposed to the study of how we know what is the case (epistemology).Objective: Valid and binding apart from human opinion.Moral Value: Concerns what"s good a...

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The Moral Argument is Sound

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CIIReligion

Theoretical Moral ArgumentNecessity Claim (NC)On atheism, what grounds can we affirm the reality of morals? The great atheists Russell, Sartre and Nietzsche, have warned that with the death of God there are “altogether no moral truths.” Objective moral values and duties, that are valid and binding regardless of human opinion, would not exist and so there would be no basis for affirming or denying true moral worth or obligation, for true moral prescriptions requires a prescriber....

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