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Was Jesus a historical figure?

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This is a debate where the minimum hypotheses will be tested. The minimum hypothesis of myth is as follows (as can be found in "On the Historicity of Jesus" by Richard Carrier): 1) At the origin of Christianity, Jesus Christ was thought to be a celestial deity much like any other. 2) Like many other celestial deities, this Jesus 'communicated' with his subjects only through dreams, visions and other forms of divine inspiration (such as prophecy, past and present). 3) Like some other celest...

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Theism is a More Rational World-view than Atheism

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First of all, let's define some terms; Theism- belief in the existence of at least one deity Atheism- disbelief in the existence of deities or a divine reality Rational- something which concurs with sound reasoning First round is acceptance/ quibbling over definitions only....

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The Omnipotence Paradox Does Not Make the Existence of God Impossible

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I believe the omnipotence paradox (also known as the paradox of the stone) does not create a practical limit on the power of God. This round is for acceptance only....

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By definition, God must exist

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I will be arguing that God, defined as a being who is all-powerful, all-knowing, and morally perfect in all logically possible worlds, must exist by definition. First round is acceptance....

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Darwin's theory of evolution is a good explanation for the complexity of nature compared to ID

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I believe that the theory of evolution does not offer a good explanation of the complexities of nature when compared to design. I'll run through some definitions before I debate this topic: Theory of Evolution: the hypothesis that animals have changed via mutation and natural selection Intelligent Design: the hypothesis that the differences in animals can only be explained by an intelligent designer This round is for acceptance only....

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