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Who Are The Mandaeans?

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Started: 7/15/2018 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Mandaeanism is a gnostic religion founded in the Southern parts of Iraq and Iran. with a strongly dualistic worldview. Its adherents, the Mandaeans, revere Adam, Abel, Seth, Enos, Noah, Shem, Aram, and especially John the Baptist (Yahya Yohanna)


As Pro has not formulated a debatable, I propose the debate title "Does the God of Mandaeism exist?" with Pro arguing in favour of it.

In accordance with the ' (DDO): New Users Guide' Pro has a duty to provide evidence in an attempt to prove the resolution while Con has a duty to attempt to disprove the resolution, be that by providing direct evidence against it, or refuting all the evidence provided by Pro [2]. And, as according to Wikipedia 'The corpus of Mandaean literature is known only to the priesthood and a few laypeople.', the BoP will be on Pro entirely as I have no way of reading 'the corpus of Mandaean literature' [4].

God: a superhuman being or spirit worshipped as having power over nature or human fortunes; a deity [3].

Feel free to further define the God of Mandaeism.


[2]: Google Docs. (2018). (DDO): New Users Guide. [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 Jul. 2018].
[3]: Oxford Dictionaries | English. (2018). God | Definition of God in English by Oxford Dictionaries. [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 Jul. 2018].
[4]: (2018). Mandaeism. [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 Jul. 2018].
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Posted by Sonofcharl 3 years ago
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