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An0nym0use
Con (against)
The Contender
JeffreyMcInally
Pro (for)

God Exists

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Started: 6/7/2018 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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An0nym0use

Con

1st round is for acceptance only
No new arguements are to be presented in the 4th round

God is defined as the Christian God and is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnibenevolent
Omnipotent: Able to do anything
Omniscient: Knows everything
Omnibenevolent: Infinity good and morally perfect
JeffreyMcInally

Pro

Hello Everyone.

I accept this debate and wish my opposition the best of luck

Jeffrey
Debate Round No. 1
An0nym0use

Con

Thanks for accepting.

In this debate, I will be presenting 2 arguments that show that the existence of God is impossible, and a further two that argue it is highly unlikely that God exists.

1) The Logical Problem of Evil:
(From Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [1]):
1. If God exists, then God is omnipotent, omniscient, and morally perfect.
2. If God is omnipotent, then God has the power to eliminate all evil.
3. If God is omniscient, then God knows when evil exists.
4. If God is morally perfect, then God has the desire to eliminate all evil.
5. Evil exists.
6. If evil exists and God exists, then either God doesn't have the power to eliminate all evil, or doesn't know when evil exists, or doesn't have the desire to eliminate all evil.
7. Therefore, God doesn't exist.
This proposition shows that it is logically impossible for God to exist.

2) Paradox of an Omni-God [2]:
God's "Omni" attributes (omnipotence, omniscience, omnibenevolence) raises a number of paradoxes that makes said attributes inconsistent with one another and therefore impossible for them to exist at once.
1. If God knows everything (due to his omniscience), he knows what it feels like to lie. If he knew what it feels like to lie, he must have done it, therefore undermining his omnibenevolence.
2. If God can do anything (due to his omnipotence), God can cause an unpredictable event. If he did so, he would not be able to know the outcome of the event, therefore undermining his omniscience.
3. If God can do anything, he can create an object he cannot move. If he were unable to move that object, however, he would not be able to do anything therefore undermining his omnipotence.

In conclusion, these two arguments concisely explain why the existence of God is logically impossible.
I will be presenting two more arguments next round that show God's existence is highly improbable in the unlikely event the opposition manages to circumvent my arguments.

Thank you for reading.

Sources:
1) https://plato.stanford.edu......
2) https://en.wikipedia.org......
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Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
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Posted by canis 3 years ago
canis
Yes. He/she /it does..Otherwise I could not imagine it..
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