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God DOES Exist God Does NOT Extist
Debate Score:97
Arguments:113
Total Votes:98
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 God DOES Exist (40)
 
 God Does NOT Extist (48)

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God Exists

This isn't going to end well... 😷

God DOES Exist

Side Score: 45
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God Does NOT Extist

Side Score: 52
2 points

All one has to do is view a starry night to realize the existence of God.

Side: God DOES Exist

Actually, that is how you realize the existence of stars.

Side: God DOES Exist
Westsail(40) Clarified
1 point

How did the stars come into existence? A creator was required unless they exist of nothing, that creator is God.

Side: God DOES Exist
Astac(242) Disputed
1 point

Actually that is how we realize creation. But then you secular humanists just have to attack the Christian faith

Side: God Does NOT Extist
1 point

Can you explain how so? Why do stars suggest the existence of God?

Side: God Does NOT Extist
Westsail(40) Clarified
2 points

The stars did not come into existence by themselves, some entity had to design the universe, I believe that entity is God.

Side: God DOES Exist
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
1 point

Can you explain how so? Why do stars suggest the existence of God?

Pantheism. Dark matter and energy is the make-up of the universe and also the definition of God, super-natural.

Side: God DOES Exist
Westsail(40) Clarified
1 point

The stars did not come into existence by themselves, some entity had to design the universe, I believe that entity is God.

Side: God DOES Exist
Astac(242) Disputed
1 point

Creation the story of genesis. Just as the American founders pointed out where our rights come from, our creator

Side: God DOES Exist
vj0808(10) Disputed
1 point

I think I believe in nebulas and the big bang theory more.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
Westsail(40) Clarified
1 point

Nebulas and the Big Bang Theory point to the existence of God, the designer of the universe.

Side: God DOES Exist
Astac(242) Clarified
1 point

And they were created by the creator. The Big Bang theory does not even explain how the big bang started, it is evident it had a creation moment

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

God and religion belong to a faith and belief system and the existence of God/Gods/deities etc etc throughout many civilisations has been the basis of their societies for many thousands of years, well before christianity arrived on the scene.

God does exist in the hearts and minds for many people and fills their need to believe in that existence.

There is something inherently superstitious in the human psyche that we have and continue to need a supreme being or beings or deities to exist so that our existence becomes meaningful.

Side: God DOES Exist
Numbertorics(13) Disputed
1 point

Why indulge this need of filling a "void" in people's heart through God? God is simply a medium, what us homo sapiens sapiens really need is love between ourselves, not to some non - entity.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
1 point

For the weak and superstitious God exists. Praise the Lord, hallelujah brother, hallelujah.

Side: God DOES Exist
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
1 point

"Faith is not contrary to reason, faith is reason grown courageous." Sherwood Eddy

What is it that you believe in? I forgot, you're too afraid to say so. Chicken

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

in the MIND of those who believe.... they construct him/her, they imbue him/her, they fantasize about him/her... and so for them.... it becomes very real.

what is reality anyway.

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

God created the world and if God is not real. We go to church just for absolutely nothing

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

No, you go to church to learn about your religion and to be a better person. God does not need to exist for you to be a good person.

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

So? The fact that people go to church to learn about God in no way supports that God exists.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
1 point

God is meant to be the father of Jesus and if God wasn't real Jesus wouldn't be real and Christmas or Easter wouldn't exist.

Side: God DOES Exist
Cartman(18192) Disputed
4 points

Christmas doesn't really exist because of Jesus. Christmas is the celebration of the winter solstice and was hijacked by Christianity in order to convert pagans.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
1 point

Again, so what? Listing human constructs that originated from a belief in God in no way supports the existence of God.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
Atrag(5445) Disputed
1 point

It is Pascal's wager. It doesn't prove God exists but does show how you should give the notion the benefit of the doubt.

Side: God DOES Exist
vj0808(10) Disputed
1 point

If the only motivation you have towards the faith in god are the festivals, then something is wrong. You can have festivals even without the existence of god.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
1 point

festivus.... for the rest of us.

http://festivusweb.com/

Side: God Does NOT Extist
ghostheadX(1103) Disputed
1 point

Jesus could just have been a rip off artist whose mom went along with the whole "son of god" thing to cover up the result of the life of a prostitute in those days. Then he got followers and he became famous. Then he got a holiday after he died, probably made by his disciples, who were also rip off artists because somehow they were "THE ONLY ONES WHO SAW HIM WALK ON WATER" and anything he showed anyone else was nothing more than an old school magic trick. Anything too extravagant was "only shown to his precious disciples." Perfect explanation of the existence of Jesus.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
Westsail(40) Disputed
1 point

It never fails to astound me that many people who do not accept Christianity feel compelled to justify that non-acceptance by ridiculing, vilifying and denigrating a religion that has been around for 2015 years. Most of these people steep themselves in Modern Progressive Liberalism, an ideology that has been in existence for some five decades and is, along with its attendant evil Political Correctness, solely responsible for ever negative facet of our society today.

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

God's existence cannot be understood by just staring at the sky and looking for him. In the words of swami vivekananda, -

" He is everywhere, the pure and formless

One, the Almighty and the All-merciful.

"Thou art our father, Thou art our

mother, Thou art our beloved friend, Thou

art the source of all strength; give us

strength. Thou art He that beareth the

burdens of the universe; help me bear the

little burden of this life." Thus sang the

Rishis of the Vedas. And how to worship

Him? Through love. 'He is to be

worshipped as the one beloved, dearer

than everything in this and the next life' ".

God can be perceived as a presence. He needn't necessarily be in the forms we see in photographs but he does exist, just as someone who created us, and someone who's taking care of the universe every moment.

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

Until proven otherwise, those that believe in God, Believe he exists. So until those secular Humanists who like to attack and insult the religious can prove that God Does not exist, the Believers win this debate. As the believers have always claimed to have a belief in God. Where the secular Humanists are making a positive statement that God does not exist, so now they have to prove that statement

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

The only one attacking and insulting on this website is you.

As the believers have always claimed to have a belief in God.

There is the positive claim, right there. Therefore, the burden of proof is on the believer, not those who dispute the claim.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
Astac(242) Disputed
2 points

I am not attacking anyone. A belief is not a positive claim. You and your sidekick fido, made the positive claim that God does not exist, so where is your proof

Side: God DOES Exist
Westsail(40) Clarified
1 point

You have a belief that your car will start tomorrow morning but you can't prove that it will. I believe that Modern Progressive Liberalism is manifestly evil but I can't prove it, the belief however becomes stronger every day because of evidence of that evil. The true insult is the existence of Modern Progressive Liberalism which lacks even a scintilla of common sense.

Side: God DOES Exist

Ask the Insane Clown Posse and see their response. They'll give you the whole story. It will be backed with good evidence.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
Jace(4706) Clarified
1 point

I mean, yeah, "fucking magnets"...

Side: God DOES Exist
ghostheadX(1103) Clarified
1 point

I was talking about several of their songs that contradict each other. LOL, but that was one of them. That must be the only non-violent song they have.

Side: God DOES Exist

My opinion is that even if God did exist, he would only help those who helped themselves. Thus, helping ourselves is the most important thing - Leave nothing up to "God". Of course, through our abilities, let us help make a person's life better rather than sacrificing blind offerings and praying for the blessings of "God", if he did exist.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
1 point

For the strong and self reliant God does not exist, and the suggestion that he does needs to be vigorously and aggressively slapped down. That is until, they're in a position such as in an aircraft flying at 35000 feet and hear the captain announce, this is an emergency announcement, fasten your safety belts and adopt the ''brace position, ''brace, brace, brace'', then it's;- our father who art in heaven, please save me, let everyone else perish, but I must survive, praise the Lord, hallelujah brother, hallelujah.

Side: God Does NOT Extist

For the strong and self reliant God does not exist,

You can believe in God and be string and self-reliant. What about people who are weak and rely on others? Are you saying that they must all believe in God?

Side: God Does NOT Extist
Kalamazoo(316) Clarified
2 points

Hi Starchild, Check out both of my posts on this thread, then see if you can spot the sarcastic irony in the one to which you refer by reading all of it.

Side: God DOES Exist

Claiming the existence of God is a positive claim, and as such those with that claim have the burden of proof. Since I have yet to see any objective evidence that suggests the existence of God, I have no reason to believe that God exists.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
Westsail(40) Clarified
2 points

Then you were born with your eyes shut and have yet to open them. Our very existence is a result of some grand design, ergo there must be a designer. Incidentally, it is possible to believe in the existence of God without religious belief; religion is a work of man not of God.

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

Then you were born with your eyes shut and have yet to open them. Our very existence is a result of some grand design, ergo there must be a designer.

How do you know that we must be designed? You say our existence must be the result of some grand design; how come?

Incidentally, it is possible to believe in the existence of God without religious belief; religion is a work of man not of God.

I never said the word religion in my original argument, nor does the debate title or description. How is this relevant?

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

Our very existence is a result of some grand design, ergo there must be a designer.

You have repeated this multiple times, but without any sort of legitimate argument. It is circular reasoning: You believe in god, therefore believe that god created the universe, therefore the universe is evidence of god. That is not evidence, that is just stating your beliefs in a different way.

Incidentally, it is possible to believe in the existence of God without religious belief

No, it is not. Theism (the belief in a god) is itself a religious belief. You can be a theist without adhering to a particular religion, however.

Side: God DOES Exist
Astac(242) Disputed
1 point

And Again, no one is making a positive claim that God exists, you on the other hand are making a positive claim that god does not exist, hence you need to provide your proof

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

I don't think you understand what a positive claim is.

In order for someone to say "god does not exist", they must be responding to the idea that god exists.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
1 point

Do you know what a positive claim is? It is not inherent that God exists, as such, if you want to show that he does, you have to provide proof. If God doesn't exist, there would be no proof to show. He simply wouldn't exist.

If you wanted to prove the existence of unicorns, it is your job to provide some unicorns or evidence of unicorns. It's not the job of others to scan every atom of existence to show that there aren't unicorns. Until that evidence is provided, it is logical to assume that unicorns don't exist.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
1 point

If you are cut up into billions of little pieces and, somehow, kept alive... Do you exist?

Everything that exists in the universe right now was once compressed into a space smaller than the head of a pin. That was God. But He got bored (or something) and blew Himself up to create everything in the universe.

But He's immortal. And the pieces started clumping together and the pieces of His consciousness became us... life. Sentient life.

It is up to us to reconstruct Him or abide by His death wish.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
1 point

God is a character that you give either gratitude or complaints to, yet, it does not exist. The reason people do this is quite simple. Life seems very easy when you try to create a being with supernatural powers that you feel can be blamed for the good and bad. The law of attraction is a law, that shows that if you think about something for long enough, it will happen. There is science behind why this happens. Also, you pray, and something happens. What if there was no god, no coincidence, but in fact the power of attraction. http://www.personal-development-planet.com/law-of-attraction-for-beginners.html

Side: God Does NOT Extist
1 point

Of course god doesn't exist!! There is no evidence that proves god is real! (Now that's a start!), I am not the first person to look up to the sky. And all that exists up there is clouds, stars, space, a moon, a sun, and that's almost all we know about (apart from the planets and galaxies). God is just fake! How could he be real.

Side: God Does NOT Extist
Foxglove(205) Disputed
1 point

Yes He does exist, and the evidence does indeed lie in creation itself including us, His children.

Side: God DOES Exist
1 point

That is similar to (but oddly enough not as legitimate as) saying that evolution exists and the evidence lies in the beings that have evolved.

Side: God Does NOT Extist