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There are far too many biased and emotionally heated debates floating around so here is where those who wish to have an informative debate on the existence of God may discuss their vggarious evidences for and against.
Other points/rules -
-If you are presenting a point for a particular religion then note that at the begining, if not then it will be assumed to be an argument regarding God as a concept
So, christians obviously look forward to their time in heaven.
But how do they know it's real?
It's not like they can ask their deceased relatives what its like up there.
And its not like god is always telling mortal men how great it is
If you find yourself constantly entertaining idiotic notions about the nature of god, then it may be helpful to identify as athiest, at least for awhile. If you should ever form a reasonably well thought out concept of god, then you'll see no need to deny, or state that you remain unconvinced of gods existence, you would instead busy yourself with trying to make further improvements to your understanding of god. If you constantly find yourself busy attacking what you see as other people's ideas of god, it's because this is more comfortable for you than admitting your understanding of god could be improved upon.
Arguments for and against God's existence. I'd like the negative position to take on an equal burden of proof and provide arguments against God's existence, e.g. the problem of suffering, divine hiddenness, etc.
Personal God - a supernatural entity who intervenes in human affairs at the individual level.
1. Subjective evidence of religious people such as "spiritual experiences" or "hearing god" are necessarily incompatible with reality for the same reason schizophrenics are locked in mental asylums. These experiences are an extension from within ourselves and do not reflect objective reality.
2. Prayer has been tested and failed to live up to scientific scrutiny.
3. Miracles do not occur; only anecdotal evidence - a fallacious argument.
In summary, there exists no evidence to support the notion of a personal god, thus it is an irrational position to hold.
Either try to come up with your own, post someone else's, or your favorite dictionary's, then upvote the best one(s) you see posted so far...
Definitions voted highest will be edited into this debate description.
1) X) a: The human habit of forming ideological alliances with one another, regarding issues commonly accepted as being of highest importance. b: An institution,organization, or group based on such alliances