The Geneis account of Creation should be read literally

nickthengineer
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I contend that the wording of Genesis within the context of the Bible does not allow for the Day Age Theory, the Gap Theory, or the Framework Hypothesis. For the purposes of this debate, I ask that scientific arguments be kept to a minimum. By this I mean that I do not wish to delve into a debate on carbon dating, the big bang, how to explain distant starlight, etc. I wish to stick to the Bible, its wording, and whether or not we can interpret the Creation week as anything other than 24 days...

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Christianity is a force for good in the world.

Freeman
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On balance, Christianity has done far more harm than good in the modern world. Its human rights record is disgraceful and the negative impacts of its dogmas have reverberated throughout history and even into the present day. As though this wasn't bad enough it also impoverishes the human condition by distracting people from their real happiness with illusory preachments of an afterlife. And despite the good intentions of many decent people it is still one of the prime sources of a considerable a...

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Character max

philosphical
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This debate is referring to whether or not there should be a max character limit, or not. I will be standing in opposition to this. I believe there should not be a character debate for the following reasons (more may be brought up later in the debate). 1. Not enough argumentation space 2. It limits the flow of creativity for debaters 3. There is no good reason for there to be a character max. NOT ENOUGH SPACE I don't know about the rest of the DDO community, but I personally h...

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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.

Clockwork
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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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Human social patterns point to the idea that there is no God

abard124
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I'll start out by saying that I do not expect to win this. It is a very sensitive topic, and I don't expect to be able to change what you've been taught for years. Even so, I think it will be a very interesting debate, and I really don't care if I win. Secondly, this is not a debate on whether or not you believe there is a God. If you want to debate that, make your own. This is a debate on whether social patterns point suggest that there is or isn't a God. So, on to the argument... If y...

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

abard124
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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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