The Instigator
backwardseden
Pro (for)
The Contender
Rayday
Con (against)

Atheism is not a religion

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/22/2018 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
Viewed: 801 times Debate No: 117843
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backwardseden

Pro

"The only way you can be a bad atheist is to believe in god. " Matt Dillahunty
"You don't get to put your unreason upon the same shelf with my reason. " Bill Maher
"Atheism is a response to a single claim, That some god exists. We don"t believe that"s true so we"re atheists. And that"s all it means. " Jen peeples

Atheism: 1. The doctrine or belief that there is no God. 2. Disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.

Here"s some videos that proves atheism is NOT a religion:
You can find them on Youtube. There are plenty more (more like hundreds)
Video 1. Reasons for accepting atheism
Video 2. Proof that atheism is accurate and correct
Video 3. Penn Jillette: Reading the Bible (Or the Koran, Or the Torah) Will Make You an Atheist

Prove that atheism is a religion.

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Rayday

Con

A religion doesn"t have to posit a god who must be identified or worshiped. Some religions are polytheistic (Hinduism, Mormonism), Some monotheistic (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), Some non-theistic (Buddhism). I"d say atheists and their religion are "anti-theistic. " But their atheism is religious nonetheless. You have your own world view. Materialism (the view that the material world is all there is) is the lens through which atheists view the world. Far from being the open-minded, Follow-the-evidence-wherever thinkers they claim to be, They interpret all data ONLY within the very narrow worldview of materialism. They are like a guy wearing dark sunglasses who chides all others for thinking the sun is out. Muslims view the world that there is one god and Jesus is not his son or equal. You even have your own Orthodoxy. Orthodoxy is a set of beliefs acceptable to a faith community. Just as there are orthodox Christian beliefs, There is an atheist orthodoxy as well. In brief, It is that EVERYTHING can be explained as the product of unintentional, Undirected, Purposeless evolution. No truth claim is acceptable if it cannot be subjected to scientific scrutiny.
Debate Round No. 1
backwardseden

Pro

Well its a shame. Sorry that I have to say goodbye to you after the first RD. But due to the fact that you like nearly every christian out there you don't have the ability to do something as wide and as vast as "reading", You do know what "reading" is - correct? You know. Words. Sentences. And you did not do that and instead went off on a conveyor belt of antics and invented some charcoal blackened ash neanderthal excuse that had nothing whatsoever to do with what was posted unto you in RD1 AND you like the typical christian, You completely avoided looking at videos at all costs as you cannot handle any type of evidence whatsoever especially when it is slapped to your groin, As you would have discovered in both text and through video that atheism is most certainly NOT a religion. So this debate is now over.
Rayday

Con

The truth can only be avoided not denied therefore you forfeit and I win I am mulim btw
Debate Round No. 2
backwardseden

Pro

The evidence is right before you and you flat out refused to look at it. Typical.
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