The Jesus of History Probably Existed - D

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Introduction: I will make my case and address the most common arguments presented by the mythological Jesus camp. The Historicity of Jesus as reported by extrabiblical sources, biblical sources, and basic logic: The Case of Tacitus: 1. Tacitus was an early Roman historian who wrote early in the 2nd century. In his writings we have a reference to Jesus as the founder of Christianity and his being crucified under the thumb of Pontius Pilate. Unfortunately much of Tacitus' work has be...

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Biblical descriptions of the nature of the Christian God and free will are contradictory.

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I'm thinking of running this as a stock Parli case, so I thought I'd give it a test run. The proposition for offer is that the concepts of the nature of God and the mechanics of free will as described in the Bible are contradictory. The existence of God or free will are considered opposing premises and are not up for dispute themselves; rather, Con must prove that the two are logically compatible. God is classically described as an all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving being that creat...

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Christian Doctrine Undermines its Own Morality

JustCallMeTarzan
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The proposition on offer is that Christian doctrine undermines its own conceptualization of morality through inconsistent beliefs and practices. The root of this debate is based on the conceptualization of God as omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnibenevolent. This is usually based on verses like "The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, rich in kindness." Other verses point towards other attributes of God, including notions of there not being anything that God doesn't see, that...

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Intelligent Design Does Not Support Christianity

GeoLaureate8
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I assert that intelligent design does not support Christianity. The intelligent designer is definitely not the God of the Bible by any means. Intelligent Design instead supports deism and pantheism only (and other variations of these). Why Intelligent Design does not support Christianity: - Intelligent Design by definition is the idea that certain features of the Universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause. [1] This does not justify the Christians tendency...

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If God is omnipotent and omniscient, then God cannot be omnibenevolent at the same time.

Lexicaholic
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Resolution: If God is omnipotent and omniscient, then God cannot be omnibenevolent at the same time. Definitions: benevolent : marked by or disposed to doing good omnibenevolent: disposed to doing only good good: 1. virtuous, right, commendable 2. kind kind: 1. of a sympathetic or helpful nature 2. of a forbearing nature : gentle 3. arising from or characterized by sympathy or forbearance 4. of a kind to give pleasure or relief omnipotent: almighty almighty: having absolute power over...

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the catholic church is the single most corrupt and indoctrinating organisation since time began

Josh-on-life
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Few who are members of the Catholic faith truly realise its shocking history, in this debate I hope to drag up some hardcore reality check material to throw in the face of all those self delusional bigots who dare to assume they, above others, are favored by "a higher being". Be under no illusion I despise religion and all its implications, blind faith is the single most potent formula for the total downfall of all society. If anyone wants to disagree with me then join and we can talk it out, b...

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When it comes to truth, Christianity is no different from any other belief system.

jamai
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First : I am not a debater, I have never tried a formal debate ever in my life but I thought I'd make good use of some additional free time of late and try my hand at a couple of debates. I have read some of your other debates and found myself going, 'Oh they should have argued this' or 'They should have countered that with this' so naturally I am here to debate. I like debating Christianity because it's an easy way to debate a deeper metaphysical issue: the nature of truth. To keep it simple...

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Mahmoud Ahmedinijad is not wrong to not listen to the U.S.'s request that they stop making nukes

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I am in no way endorsing Mahmoud Ahmedinijad. He is a horrible extremist, and he is a very hateful person. However, I have no problem with his nuclear weapons program. Let me clarify. I am against every nuclear weapons program in the world. I hate nukes, however, I don't hate Ahmedinijad's program any more or less than the rest, which brings me to my first point. If you and your friend were both smokers, and neither of you were trying to quit, what would you think if your friend told you to q...

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized.

TheSkeptic
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ON GUARD! I affirm the resolution: Gary Marriage should be legalized. For the sake of clarity and being terse, the term "gay" will be an umbrella term for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. I am not arguing in what way gay marriage should be legalized (federal or states), but I'm arguing that it SHOULD be legalized because there is no valid legal argument against gay marriage. Do note that since this is in context of being legalized, saying that God is against ga...

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voulentary euthanisa should be legal

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My point is simple and i will get straight to the point If i person wants to die and has a terminal illness and they have made this decsion then let them give them time to wait and decided but if they are certain they want this let them its that simple. how would you like it if you live in extreme mental and physical health and want to die but some judge who doesnt give a s**t about you says no you cant jsut because he feels like it? i leave you with one message pretty straightforward and a...

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