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vi_spex
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The Contender
7_Seven_7
Con (against)
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atheism=a religion, like an opposing religion

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/25/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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7_Seven_7

Con

I will gladly accept this challenge, and I happily await my opponent's first argument.
Debate Round No. 1
vi_spex

Pro

religion=to rely on, while self is one

belief=theism
disbelief=atheism

so like, christians disbelieve all other religions based on their belief in christianity.. positive to christianity is negative to islam
7_Seven_7

Con

I would like to start off by thanking my opponent for this debate.

Now, while my opponent did provide definitions, I'm not sure what (s)he* means by them. In the case that he does not provide a source for where he found said definitions, I will provide my own.

Religion: the service and worship of God or the supernatural (1)
Atheism: a lack of belief or a strong disbelief in the existence of a god or any gods (2)

Atheism, by definition, cannot be a religion because one cannot serve or worship that which they don't believe exists.

To address my opponent's claim that atheism is a religion due to its disbelief in another religion's deities, I must say that is like saying an apple is not a banana and neither is an orange, therefore an apple and an orange must be the same thing. It does not hold up logically.

The disbelief in one god does not automatically equate to the belief in another, therefore it does not make atheism a religion based on that argument.

I look forward to the next round!

* I will refer to my opponent using male pronouns (he/him/his) as I'm not sure of their gender.

(1) https://www.merriam-webster.com...
(2) https://www.merriam-webster.com...
Debate Round No. 2
vi_spex

Pro

disbelief is not lack of belief.. atheism is disbelief

christians as an example of religious people, disbelieve all other religions

the default position is that there is no god, thats why beliefs are required in religion
7_Seven_7

Con

My opponent makes the claim that "disbelief is not non-belief" to which I am inclined to agree. However, disbelief in one god still does not equate to the belief in another deity, which is required for atheism to be considered a religion.

Again, this argument is like saying neither cats nor dogs are birds so they must be the same as one another. It simply isn't true.

In order to win this debate, my opponent must prove that atheism is a religion itself, rather than the fact that it opposes other religions.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
its because you are 15, i expect low level
Posted by Xenoth 1 year ago
Xenoth
I proposed continuing the debate but you declined the offer.
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
defeat me then
Posted by Xenoth 1 year ago
Xenoth
I wouldn't suggest continuously posting the same debate.
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
religions disbelieve each other, they are the atheists
Posted by vi_spex 1 year ago
vi_spex
religion is anti religion
Posted by Youngastronomer 1 year ago
Youngastronomer
I recommend not to accept his challenge, atheism is anti-religion, hopefully he's joking.
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Vote Placed by DarkPoet 1 year ago
DarkPoet
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Reasons for voting decision: I don't agree with either of the people debating, however, its obvious that Con had the better argument between the two. Pro has posted this same debate multiple times, with the same arguments expecting different results, its kinda pathetic if you ask me.
Vote Placed by Xenoth 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I'm pretty sure pro is a troll.
Vote Placed by paintballvet18 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Spelling: "Ye" by Pro side. Enough said.. Arguments: Pro doesn't actually argue for his resolution which he also never clarifies, therefore Con wins arguments. Sources: No Pro sources. Con has two.