Challenge Debate: Is denying God reasonable?
Definition of superstition courtesy of merriam-webster
1 a :a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation
b :an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition
Definition of absurd courtesy of merriam-webster
1 :ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous
Definition of god courtesy of merriam-webster
1 capitalized :the supreme or ultimate reality
To say, "There is no God" is a patently absurd and superstitious declaration. Such an assertion undermines itself. It is the equivalent of saying, "It is true that there is no truth". In fact, to deny God is to undermine every single argument or assertion that follows. If there is no such thing as ultimate reality, no statement of truth could possibly carry any more weight than any other statement. Assertions themselves become arbitrary.
To take it a step further, without God there could be no reality at all. If there is only one reality, that reality would be "The supreme and/or ultimate reality". If there are many realities, the existence of these many realities is contingent on the existence of a "supreme and/or ultimate reality". The fact that you experience anything at all is scientific proof that there is some form of existence. Existence itself is a type of reality. It is a type of being.
The Oxford defines God as "the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being."
"Supreme being" literally means the same thing as "Supreme reality". God being the creator, ruler, and source of all moral authority follows very naturally from the understanding that all created things, all realities, all existences are absolutely contingent on the existence of ultimate reality, or God.
So to say, "There is no God" is an unreasonable, unsound, and incongrous statement that is comes from an irrational abject attitude of mind following a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation.
God clearly exists. God is defined in such a way as to be clearly existent. The denial of God is not only superstitious and absurd, but utterly foolish.
Side: Denying God is unreasonable
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