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The Conquest of America by Spain was overall positive

TrasguTravieso
SurvivingAMethodology

The conquest and evangelization of the American continent by Spain in the 16th century is a much maligned aspect of the history of my country. I maintain, however, that the Spanish conquest was extraordinarily benign, particularly in comparison to contemporary colonization attempts....

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Religion? Opium? No Difference

GrayJaeger
SurvivingAMethodology

Sure, religions bring people together and are full of GOOD reasons to exist... but they are also the cause of many vices mankind has faced: Racism, Censorship, Slavery, Divine Right, etc. that countless people have had to endure and will continue to endure because religion will always persist? Do you truly believe the pros outweigh the cons? Is comfort truly more important than logic? Gray area in this argument, as in all arguments, is not welcome....

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The Eastern Orthodox Church is the Church founded by Jesus Christ in 33 AD

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GenesisCreation

My goal with this debate is to conclusively prove that what we now call the Eastern Orthodox Church is the same Church founded by Christ. The same "one, holy, catholic and apostolic" Church referenced in the Nicene Creed. I suspect that prior to the debate, the position I am staking out will be accepted by an extreme minority here, and I know it is quite taboo these days for any Christian to claim their Church is the true one (infact, truth of any kind is pretty quaint these days, isn't it?)...

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Sola Scriptura is not a theologically tenable position

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Rednerrus

Almost all Protestants adhere to sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone). I would like to show why and how this position is lacking both theologically and historically. 1. Sola Scriptura is contradictory in itself, as it is taught nowhere in Scripture. The oft-quoted verse 2 Timothy 3:16 which states "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" was a reference to the Septuagint (the Greek OT), as the...

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