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Debate Score:115
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How Is Religion Any Different From Believing In Werewolves?

So I pray to a giant hairy beast God called Dave every night. And I know Dave is real because I've read about it in a book which was written by Dave himself and then defecated from his own bowels as a hallowed gift to mankind. You cannot question this belief because I have nothing to present as evidence in support of it, and hence you have nothing to scrutinise the authenticity of (pretty clever, huh?). Furthermore, all attacks against me are therefore moot because (insert smug line about faith here).

It is different

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It isn't different

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Religion is a belief that there is more to this universe than what is on Earth. That there are certain rules and guidelines we must follow to be good people and exist with God in the afterlife and it is more than just a state of being in our physical bodies.

Werewolves are based on legends used to explain fears for certain things, they are mortal and are not used as guidelines for ethical behavior.

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Religion is a belief that there is more to this universe than what is on Earth.

I can't agree I'm afraid Minty, for the simple reason that I believe there is more to this universe than what is on Earth and yet I am not religious. Religion doesn't promulgate something else. It specifically defines what that something is.

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It specifically defines what that something is.

So tell us what it is. Speculate. Theorize. Convert us to...well...anything. Go ahead.

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Mint_tea(3297) Disputed
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Perhaps the perimeters may be different but it still is a belief that there is more than what is on earth vs. a Lycan which is regulated specifically to superstition on Earth. But yes, many religions specifically say what that something else is. Other's, like many Pagan beliefs, don't specify.

Side: It is different

1)How is religion different than believing in magic nothings that can magically manifest reality, or that there are 50 genders... You tell me.

2)Werewolves aren't mentioned in the history books. Jesus is.

3)You tell us how it happened. Here's where you have no answer, begin calling names and being angry, I begin trolling you for being an ass clown, you regress from logical thought and debate... the end.

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4 points

magic nothings

Bronto, this is absurdly fraudulent language buddy. If you take everything away then there is nothing left. That isn't magic. It's a mathematical concept called subtraction.

Werewolves aren't mentioned in the history books.

That isn't true.

Five real-life werewolves from history

https://www.cnet.com/news/wolves-among-us-five-real-life-werewolves-from-history/

Jesus is.

That isn't true either.

Did historical Jesus really exist? The evidence just doesn't add up

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/12/18/did-historical-jesus-exist-the-traditional-evidence-doesnt-hold-up/?utm_term=.d5c189c30b2e

So to sum up: no evidence of any biblical events regarding Jesus, no evidence regarding the authors of the books of the NT much less evidence for their authority regarding the events they write about which don’t even agree with each other, no historical or archaeological evidence backing up any miraculous claims and no contemporary records giving any credence to a single claim the NT makes.

https://www.richarddawkins.net/2014/12/did-historical-jesus-really-exist-the-evidence-just-doesnt-add-up/

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If you take everything away then there is nothing left. That isn't magic. It's a mathematical concept called subtraction.

So...there was nothing...then? There was something. Makes sense. Could you show us an example so we can see it for ourselves?

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https://www.richarddawkins.net/2014/12/did-historical-jesus-really-exist-the-evidence-just-doesnt-add-up/

Richard Dawkins eh? The same RD that refuses to debate William Lane Craig, hates Islam with a passion, calling it the "greatest evil in the world today, and was banned from doing a speech at Berkley on Atheism because he might trigger a Muslim? Yes, I've heard of him...

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"magic nothings"

Bronto, this is absurdly fraudulent language buddy

So you tell us what its name is and how it does what it does. I'm game.

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Werewolves aren't mentioned in the history books.

That isn't true.

Five real-life werewolves from history

https://www.cnet.com/news/wolves-among-us-five-real-life-werewolves-from-history/

Jesus is.

That isn't true either.

Did historical Jesus really exist? The evidence just doesn't add up

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/12/18/did-historical-jesus-exist-the-traditional-evidence-doesnt-hold-up/utm_term=.d5c189c30b2e

So you believe werewolves exist,but Jesus didn't. And you wonder why I don't take you seriously.

Of course we could do the whole "Did Jesus exist" debate again, but why bother... It's easy to debunk. I can go copy and paste the rebuttle from any site, but you'd just whimper off and go back to trying to correct peoples' grammar...

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It's quite a bit different. It tries to explain everything in an all-encompassing way. Werewolves are a relatively small superstition, an attempt to explain very little.

There are a lot of similarities, though - the stories have been told to children to frighten them to do as parents wanted.

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It's quite a bit different. It tries to explain everything in an all-encompassing way.

But the evidence it produces to support itself is identical (i.e. zero). In fact, in complete fairness, the evidence for werewolves is probably more extensive than the evidence Jesus was the son of God.

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EldonG(550) Clarified
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I did mention there are strong similarities - but still, there are some significant differences. The stories of lycanthropy never pretended to tell of the origin of the universe.

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because I have nothing to present as evidence in support of it.

Sure we do. You're just too brainwashed to actually look. You took the word of the atheist priests as correct and went on your merry way.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Beast-is-Strong-in-This-One-273041423117102/

Would you like some popcorn while you go through the site and learn something new today?

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Your question is formed incorrectly. A religion is a faith based belief that some form of self continues to exist after you die. You can be apart of an Atheistic religion like some forms of Buddhism or Taoism.

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0 points

@Nomenclature.

How are your asinine Conspiracy Theories any different than believing in Werewolves? Who are you to try and make fun of anyone else on the matter of holding bizarre beliefs without first holding a mirror up to yourself? (Smh..)

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How are your asinine Conspiracy Theories any different than believing in Werewolves?

Hi xMathFanx. I'm banning you for being a snivelling fascist Jew who would lie about his own name for a dollar. Go back to school and learn the difference between biology and biophysics, you freakishly immature little halfwit.

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I would say that there is actually evidence for religion, particularly for Christianity

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4 points

SPEAR CHUCKING FLOUNDER LIPPED ALBINO BITCH MONKEY CUNT FACE

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3 points

I get a creepy feeling if FromWithin or SaintNow bit me I might be transformed into some sort of monster. Apparently not all that different.

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It isn't different, they are both beliefs, thats just what it is is belief

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