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Old 28th February 2017, 01:16 AM
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DanDare, I agree. There is not much point in debating such broad concepts.

I like the idea of debating specific questions and disqualifying arguments not related to that question.

More examples might be:

Claim: "Religion and belief in God is necessary for moral behaviour".

Question: "Since objective morality is often presented as evidence for the existence of God, does evidence and logic lead us to the conclusion that morality is objective?".

(someone else could probably phrase the above question a lot better).
No, you have to do that yourself 142857.

I almost feel like taking up the challenge being the Almighty's advocate.

Couldn't we lure some Asperger's professor of theology from Wheaton or Houghton or Bob Jones' Bible College over here?

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If you want to debate god then try this:

Claim: "There is a conscious entity that performed a task that caused the universe to be."

Then you can have two sides: claim acceptance and claim rejection teams.

Very unlikely to go well for the acceptance team.

Certainly a more interesting debate topic might be:

Claim: "Religion has value for human societies".

That is more ambiguous and would allow some interesting exploration.
What about: ' Atheism is false' ?




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Old 1st March 2017, 02:55 AM
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Dear all,

I would like to run a debate titled God Exists. I would like two teams to be involved. One team is affirmative that argues for God; the other team argues against God. It is not a requirement to be a theist or atheist for either team. You may want to treat this debate as a hypothesis and an opportunity to cultivate your own critical thinking and argumentative skills.

Each team may comprise of more than one member but both teams must have equal numbers of members.

Would anyone be interested to get started?

*drum roll*

*fanfare*

*stream of scantily clad males and females enter from opposite wings of the stage dancing and singing a merry tune*

So, got any evidence then?

/end of debate
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If you want to debate god then try this:

Claim: "There is a conscious entity that performed a task that caused the universe to be."

Then you can have two sides: claim acceptance and claim rejection teams.

Very unlikely to go well for the acceptance team.

I'd take the acceptance side just for fun.

I will mostly be using the metaphor of The Blind Man.
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I'd take the acceptance side just for fun.

I will mostly be using the metaphor of The Blind Man.
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