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Christianity should be taught Christianity is of no use
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There is much proof in the world as to proove that the Lord Jesus lived and is to bring eternal life to those who follow him, but still people are arrogant enough to deny him. Does our everyday life not revolve arround him. A sunay symbolises the day God rested on the 7th day. No other religion has significant days like this. For someone to be an athiest is saying that they dont believe in Jesus. Is this because they have no proof that there is a God or they choose to believe the world made itself?

Christianity should be taught

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Christianity is of no use

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1 point

First off I would like to say Christianity isn't a religion its a relationship with Jesus Christ. Religion is man's way to get to God. Christianity changed that and now its God's way to get to man.

Yes Jesus Christ revolves around us everyday, if it wasn't for God then we wouldn't be here today. I am very thankful for that and I thank God that everyday I am living and healthy because of Him.

Many people choose to deny him because they choose their own way but they will suffer for that because they choose their own way and not God's way.

For someone to be an athiest is saying that they dont believe in Jesus. Is this because they have no proof that there is a God or they choose to believe the world made itself?

The reason why atheists choose not to believe in God because "they think there is no evidence" that God exists and their is a lot of evidence. Also they choose to fill their minds with evolution thinking that evolution made the world and people which is corrupting their minds and how they think. (Sorry atheists if that offends you but its the truth.)

Side: Christianity should be taught
6 points

This should be fun...please elaborate about the evidence for God. Pretend I am someone who has grown up in the jungle and has never heard about God or Christianity or any organized religion for that matter. I have no prior beliefs or superstitions. Why should I believe in God, and why should I believe in your specific version of him?

Side: Christianity is of no use
1 point

There is no reason you have to believe in God. And there is no reason to rejected.

Side: Christianity is of no use
Dremorius(861) Disputed
2 points

First off I would like to say Christianity isn't a religion its a relationship with Jesus Christ.

What makes a relationship with Jesus Christ any different to a relationship between Allah or Mithra?

Religion is man's way to get to God. Christianity changed that and now its God's way to get to man.

Christianity is no different to Islam or Judaism.

Yes Jesus Christ revolves around us everyday, if it wasn't for God then we wouldn't be here today. I am very thankful for that

Such a baseless claim. Do you have any justification? Anything at all?

I thank God that everyday I am living and healthy because of Him.

It's funny how God has favorites.

One wonders why God would give a prosperous life to you, instead of giving it to the starving children in Africa. It's not like they had a choice to be born in a different country.

Many people choose to deny him because they choose their own way but they will suffer for that because they choose their own way and not God's way.

Come back to me when you've grown out of the immoral belief that an innocent person deserves an eternity of suffering.

For someone to be an athiest is saying that they dont believe in Jesus. Is this because they have no proof that there is a God or they choose to believe the world made itself?

Oh, also; come back to me when you have decided to listen in Science classes.

The reason why atheists choose not to believe in God because "they think there is no evidence"

I actually chose not to believe in God because of how immoral he was in the bible. I know I have said this a million times before but; Why would God murder children (via stoning) for swearing? You have never explained this. And I guess you never will.

The reason why atheists choose not to believe in God because "they think there is no evidence" that God exists and their is a lot of evidence.

Care to show me some of this "evidence"?

Also they choose to fill their minds with evolution thinking that evolution made the world and people which is corrupting their minds and how they think.

Evolution didn't make the world. >_>

You chose to fill your mind with bible nonsense, including "Noah's Ark".

(Sorry atheists if that offends you but its the truth.)

Sorry srom, but, ya dumb. :D

Side: Christianity is of no use
Srom(12206) Disputed
2 points

What makes a relationship with Jesus Christ any different to a relationship between Allah or Mithra?

Its different because its you talking to God and worshipping God.

Christianity is no different to Islam or Judaism.

Christianity is different from those two.

Such a baseless claim. Do you have any justification? Anything at all?

Colossians 1: 15-18 says The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy

It's funny how God has favorites.

One wonders why God would give a prosperous life to you, instead of giving it to the starving children in Africa. It's not like they had a choice to be born in a different country.

God doesn't have favorites. He doesn't show favoritism.

Come back to me when you've grown out of the immoral belief that an innocent person deserves an eternity of suffering.

It was the person's choice. God gave us free will. Chrisitans are not God's puppets we were not forced into beliving in God. Its a choice like every human being has. But since people want to choose their own way instead of God's way they suffer for what they choose. Its not God's fault that they choose it. Its was theirs.

I actually chose not to believe in God because of how immoral he was in the bible. I know I have said this a million times before but; Why would God murder children (via stoning) for swearing? You have never explained this. And I guess you never will.

I actually already explained that a million times too. That rule is abolished and Christians don't go by that rule anymore. But you don't get it and never will get it.

Care to show me some of this "evidence"?

I already showed you evidence but you don't agree with that has evidence. You don't think eyewitnesses or when someone writes down that they saw Jesus or witnessed he rose from the grave as evidence.

Sorry srom, but, ya dumb. :D

you can say that all you like, I don't give a crap. You can say I am dumb but I am not dumb. I know I am smart.

Side: Christianity should be taught
1 point

one reason you should teach christianity is because of the lessons learned even if you dont believe in religion or god the lessons should be taught like not lying not killing and others that religion has taught and religion saves people from dark times so if you dont like it you can act like my mom and dad and leave

Side: Christianity should be taught
2 points

You can be moral without religion. Morality isn't exclusive for religion, one can be moral with reason, and understanding. Along with kindness.

I mean really. People need religion to be moral. They couldn't figure out that murder was wrong by themselves?

Side: Christianity should be taught
1 point

Jesus is the God of belief and faith. You do not need physical evidence to prove that he exists, but through what he does for you. Jesus actually did come down to earth in physical form to save people but many denied him. All you need to see is his miracles he does for you, and joy he brings upon you. In the 22nd century we can see the amount of people that turn away from God and deny him. But the truth is here and you cannot be blinded by what the earth portrays. Evolutionists facts are not legit as they seem to change every time.

Side: Christianity should be taught
SecuritronX(106) Disputed
2 points

You do not need physical evidence to prove that he exists, but through what he does for you. ...All you need to see is his miracles he does for you, and joy he brings upon you.

It would seem God is what happens when the laws of probability and lack of imagination converge.

Evolutionists facts are not legit as they seem to change every time.

What "facts" you are referring to?

It is, of course, true that science changes and refines it's views from time to time. I don't see this as a fault though. If you find strong enough evidence to suggest you are wrong about something, there's nothing wrong with refining your conclusion. Religion does it to, albeit with a great deal of kicking and fussing.

I guess it can be hard to accept when you're wrong about something when your world view is supposed to be from the perfect word of the creator of the universe. In science, it's quite the opposite. A theory must be falsifiable, and is only true until significant evidence can show otherwise.

Side: Christianity is of no use
1 point

teaching religion not only boosts our faith but also teaches us knowledge and discipline

Side: Christianity should be taught
nummi(1435) Disputed
3 points

Boosting faith is bad, the less religious there are the better. Faith is only for keeping people stupid. But if you want then go ahead and be just that.

Religion as knowledge is also bad. That knowledge is worthless, it's a waste of time learning it. Instead of learning that pointless crap you should spend the time learning science.

Discipline? You think people with no religion have no discipline?

Side: Christianity is of no use
1 point

It is impossible to prove both the Christianity and the law of science . One is not capable of proving the existence of heaven or hell, and one is not capable of proving the existence of entity, the logical reason on why evolution, and the outer space, what is infinity? how does energy exist, not how it is formed.

This argument is not about proving which side is true, it is about why Christianity should be taught. Christianity does not need to be proven, we are merely discussing the negative and positive effects of Christianity. What one believes is purely voluntary and i believe that most religion teaches good things.

Every good religion teaches morality, and Christianity is one of them. Christianity also mentioned the existence of Lord Jesus Christ, which is a "Personal God" (See link for the definition of personal God). This creates a mentality that Jesus, as a Personal God, will help them when they are in need. In Christianity people pray to God to ask for forgiveness, and for assistance.

Asking for forgiveness to God will make people feel forgiven of their bad deeds, but guilty at the same time. This will make people aware of what is right and what is wrong, it will also avoid depression as some people will feel unforgiven and guilty.

Secondly, an example of asking God for assistance is praying before entering a competition. This will make people feel that God is on their side and this will greatly boost their confidence.

In conclusion, Christianity teaches good things and it is beneficial whether it is true or not. Christianity teaches morality, avoids depression, and enhances both confidence and mentality. I see no reason why it should not be taught.

Supporting Evidence: Personal god (en.wikipedia.org)
Side: Christianity should be taught
2 points

The morals of Christianity are the morals of savages of the ancient desert. Christianity has morphed its interpretation of dogma over the years so that it can maintain some shred of dignity and still be accepted by its host society, but the truth of the matter is that the religious law laid down by the bible is often quite barbaric; Christians have to pick an choose what verses they follow else they'd soon end up in a mental institution or a prison.

And that's just the dogma, which I hate debating because it's so open to self-interested interpretation. But what of the way Christians are exploited by their church for political gain? Every deluded member and convert strengthens the churches stand against such civil liberties as gay marriage. If faith was just faith, some odd and personal opinion about reality, I wouldn't have such a problem with it. But faith, religion, clergy, and dogma are usually bundled together; you rarely see one without the rest. The peaceful, spiritual, faithful side of religion is used as a front and a shield for more vile things, like the suppression of free speech, knowledge, and freedom.

Furthermore I think anyone who feels so terrible about their very human and earthly behavior that they need to seek divine forgiveness needs help. This indicates a crippling guilt complex, a very low opinion of self worth, and this is consistent with most religious teachings, certainly with those of Christianity. Additionally, Christianity teaches morals through fear and the promise of salvation. The classic reward/punishment method we use to train animals; do what we say, you get everlasting life - break the rules, and be horribly tortured for all eternity. So when Christians are doing "good," they do so because they are working towards their own personal salvation, not because they're actually "good." Consequently, when they avoid doing "bad" things, they are not steered by a strong moral compass but rather an ingrained fear of punishment.

I would rather have someone being kind to me because they want to be kind to me, not because they're building up credit for eternal salvation. I would rather people to not rape, kill, and steal because they know those are shitty things to do, not because they're afraid of hell. Wouldn't you? Which kind of person would you rather surround yourself with?

Side: Christianity is of no use
1 point

I think it is fine to teach Christianity, but there are other ways to teach morals, ethics and just being a good person. We need to model ourselves in a way we feel we should be, then layer a religion on top of that if people feel it necessary.

Side: Christianity should be taught
1 point

religious and moral education is not all about scripture

support if this is true

Side: Christianity should be taught
1 point

social studies is unique in evry country discuss giving relevant examples

Side: Christianity should be taught
1 point

Any religious grounding is useful, but someone should always have the choice as to whether they wish to be taught in religion or not.

If someone is taught it I believe that they should be taught in an open-minded way.

Side: Christianity should be taught
1 point

Christianity should be taught because without it this country could not function properly. Christianity is a great religion and can do alot. You have to have faith to live your life.

Side: Christianity should be taught
marcos(74) Disputed
1 point

How so? The U.S. isn't even a Christian Nation, the country is secularist nation.

Side: Christianity is of no use
1 point

Of course, Lady's and Gentleman, i detest the very idea of religion. However, it has a very important influence on our lives. In history, mathematics, r.e. art and many more things. Just because you do not like something, does not mean it is of no use! If you are ot have an important conversation with someone, and they mention the crusades. If you don't know what they're talking bout, they'll think you're an imbecile! Religion should be taught! As it says in the Bible, Know Your Enemy!!!!

Side: Christianity should be taught
1 point

Christianity should be taught because it supports moral ideals. The core concepts and beliefs of Christianity are the backbone of traditional and moral society of the US, and a lot of other countries. I don't care that much about whether you are an atheist or not; that's not important. We can't let ourselves slip into a society that questions the concept of justice, or law and order.

If you go back to the beginning US history, Christianity was the main reason why the country exists, why defined rights were laid out for all people despite who they were or where they came from; the idea of equality. Christianity is vital to a moral society, even if some in the society are atheistic.

For example, take a look at Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington. They were Christians, and they did what they did because of their faith. They had to make tough decisions, but they did what was right.

Christianity is important because it influences many to do what is right.

Side: Christianity should be taught
Cuaroc(8825) Disputed
2 points

Christianity is important because it influences many to do what is right.

So the crusades were right? What about the Spanish Inquisition was that also right? What about all the wars started because of Christianity were those also right?

Side: Christianity is of no use
hamandpork(41) Clarified
1 point

If you study the Bible carefully, which you don't have to, you would see that there is a separation between Christianity and the Crusades.

I've heard many experts point out that these people were not true Christians. Christianity is only good if it has not been corrupted; only if it is followed the way the Bible tells people to. The end conclusion that has been drawn together is that the Crusaders didn't follow Christianity.

Same thing with the Inquisition; if they were true Christians, following the teachings of Christ, then the Inquisition would have never happened.

Side: Christianity should be taught
1 point

The primary reason for all religions is to establish and explain a suitable cause for the universe, including Christianity, which the majority of religions accept the fact that an all-powerful deity/god was the ulterior cause of the universe. So, yes, Christianity and all religions have a purpose/use.

Side: Christianity should be taught
0 points

I am an Asian Christian. I know how to live without understanding. Jesus said that "And when ye come into an house, salute it.And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you" (Matthew 10 : 12-13)

Side: Christianity should be taught
0 points

Gods Amazing!! No matter what any of you say i will always believe and follow my lord and Saviour!!

Side: Christianity should be taught
ChadOnSunday(1863) Clarified
2 points

No matter what any of you say i will always believe and follow my lord and Saviour!!

So the issue is... not up for debate? What are you doing here, man, aside from publicly stating that you have a closed mind?

Side: Christianity should be taught
Tim17(103) Clarified
1 point

So whats your point? i don't see what your getting at? if you wanna debate I'm up for it. Just know you wouldn't win. But thanks for putting in the effort to wanna try to make me look stupid.

Side: Christianity should be taught
0 points

I think that Christianity should be taught (even though I'm Jewish). There is a reason for all religions and why they are created and everyone should respect that (even if they are Atheist or not Christian). Baruch Hashem.

Side: Christianity should be taught
9 points

I respect everyone's beliefs. I do not associate myself with any particular religion, and in truth I am just as puzzled as anyone else. All I know is that there are major faults with the Christian belief system. The most obvious is that of evolution. According to The Bible, humanity began with Adam and Eve. Yet scientists have discovered that this did not happen, and have extensive evidence to support that evolution is the true means to the beginning of humans. Being brought up in a home were religion was not stressed at all, it is hard for me to support a system that has proven flaws. Certain people may find comfort by linking themselves to a religion, and this is fine. However, it is hard for me to personally do this when certain aspects are simply not correct. And at this point in time, it's not a question of if you believe in evolution or not. It happened. Knowing this I am not sure how anyone could fully support Christianity. Any system that requires your commitment for your life long beliefs should be 100% accurate in my opinion. Since it is not, it is hard for me to see why so many feel so strongly about it. I say people are better off focusing on their current lives, and worry about the afterlife when it comes.

Side: Christianity is of no use
5 points

All religion is only of use for those who do not care about (the future of) humanity or are simply ignorant or stupid.

Otherwise it's pointless, useless, and extremely bad and wrong.

Once we get to the point of entering the 22. century, religion must already be dead and gone.

Side: Christianity is of no use
1 point

What will I get benefit from this idea. Christianity does not teach people to mourn. Is It really not relate to humanity in the interaction. I live in a country with many religions. I have studied all religions. The interaction of all religions.

Side: Christianity is of no use
0 points

"Religion is only for those who don't care about the future of humanity" Environmentalists care about the future and many of them have a religion. Stupid? Newton was stupid? Marconi saved millions of lives, is he stupid? does he not care about the future? The Arab inventors whose medical text books are used to this day are stupid or ignorant? By your logic, William Bragg, Alexis Carrel and Max Plank are stupid.

Side: Christianity should be taught
nummi(1435) Disputed
1 point

Your comment is poor, very poor.

I'd suggest you stay away from topics you cannot comprehend. Topics of religion, for one. What irony, you are religious yourself... Quite typical.

How can you not comprehend it? You fail to understand that it is all pointless crap, shortly put.

Newton was stupid?

Here is what I said. "All religion is only of use for those who do not care about (the future of) humanity or are simply ignorant or stupid."

You see the word "ignorant" up there?

Honestly, is it really that difficult to notice some fundamental things around yourself and then begin working on elaborating all that? It wouldn't be for me.

Anyway, Newtons discoveries are outdated and in current science useless, because they are not accurate enough. This essentially means that teaching about Newton and his work in schools is pointless and useless, a waste of time.

If you grow up in a world dominated by religion and your parents thought you that same old crap then of course you will most likely turn out religious. I suspect you don't have to look far for evidence of that, just look in the mirror.

Marconi saved millions of lives, is he stupid?

I do not care who that Marconi is. If that person did some work that benefited humanity in some way then good for us. The person does not matter, only the person's work matters.

If I were to do some work that benefits humanity in some way I'd rather stay anonymous than be revered like Newton, this Marconi, and so many others... You don't do work like that for fame and glory and money, you do it for humanity.

Just to save lives to save lives is not exactly right. By your logic it would be okay to save murderers, rapists, other scum? You don't save people just to save them, their lives can impact the lives of all others in so many ways. It is not as simple as to just save lives... I'm not gonna elaborate on it any further, you won't get the point, since you can't even get the point about religion...

Newton, Marconi, and many others lived in the past. Past is past, time to come to present and move on? Don't you think? Same goes about religion, meaning it has to go.

The Arab inventors whose medical text books are used to this day are stupid or ignorant?

If they are used to this day then the persons using them must be stupid. If you haven't noticed years have passed, science has advanced, all that old stuff is outdated and useless compared to what we have now.

By your logic, William Bragg, Alexis Carrel and Max Plank are stupid.

Don't know who they are, don't care. If they created something useful for humanity then good for us.

If a person is religious then that person is essentially stupid, or "brainwashed" into it, or just ignorant. Even stupid people can have profound knowledge in some particular areas, I have personal experience in that. Smart in physics but... religious, I have a suspicion that he got that way after a life-threatening accident to him or someone close to him, I think. If you don't like "stupid" then go with "weak mind", but they are essentially the same so it doesn't matter which one.

Side: Christianity is of no use
ChuckHades(3198) Disputed
0 points

Newton also believed in alchemy and astronomy. He did so because he had no reason to believe otherwise. He was also religious. See what I mean?

Side: Christianity is of no use
SbyRazor(1) Disputed
0 points

Your statement "Once we get to the point of entering the 22. century, religion must already be dead and gone." is merely an assumption and it does not give a reason why Christianity should not be taught. Please elaborate more on why you think it is pointless, and provide evidence. Your statement "All religion is only of use for those who do not care about (the future of) humanity or are simply ignorant or stupid" is biased and does not contain any evidence.

Christianity teaches morality, boosts confidence and improves mentality. This is to prove that Christianity has benefits and is not useless. In Christianity, Jesus is portrayed as a Personal God (check link for definition). For instance, praying to God before having an important task to do will create a feeling that God is helping the prayer. This will increase the confidence of that person.

Supporting Evidence: Personal God (en.wikipedia.org)
Side: Christianity should be taught
nummi(1435) Disputed
2 points

Your statement "Once we get to the point of entering the 22. century, religion must already be dead and gone." is merely an assumption and it does not give a reason why Christianity should not be taught.

Read the sentences above that one...

Please elaborate more on why you think it is pointless, and provide evidence

The pointless wars it had caused and still does.

It has hindered scientific progress in hundreds if not a few thousand years.

It promotes discriminating those who are not of the same religion and even those who aren't of any religion.

Children born into religious families are taught that same crap, basically brainwashed into it, and they will, in most cases, do the same to their children. Keeping the children from developing their own mentality and thoughts, biasing them against reality.

It hinders people from thinking about reality and how things really are, because they are biased since birth.

It keeps people as obedient "dogs" who'll do anything for their nonexistent unicorn. There are plenty of examples throughout history and in present day.

Your statement "All religion is only of use for those who do not care about (the future of) humanity or are simply ignorant or stupid" is biased and does not contain any evidence.

It is not biased. All my opinions come from within myself, and that through logic and reason. Religion rules all that out, no personal freedom for thought.

If you do not see religion as the fallacy it is then you are the biased one.

But talking of evidence, why don't you provide some real evidence? You can't because there is none.

Christianity teaches morality, boosts confidence and improves mentality.

Morality? How can it teach morality if it itself is wrong? It might teach morality according to its own false and ridiculous rules... but that makes it bad for humanity.

Boost confidence? I've seen that around here alright. People adhering to their idiotic beliefs without any logical and reasonable grounds. I feel sorry for those who have a high confidence due to their religious crap.

You call "believing" in some fairytales and unicorns an improved mentality? Are you fucking out of your mind? (rather stupid question, you clearly are out of your mind) With that logic all mentally insane persons have an improved mentality. You really have no idea what you are talking about. Very typical of people adhering to religion...

This is to prove that Christianity has benefits and is not useless.

It has no benefits and it is useless.

You think people cannot have morality without religion? They can have a far higher sense of it without and one that is actually based on reality.

People without religion have no confidence? They can have a much stronger confidence, because it is based on reality not some long ago made up fairytales.

Those without religion don't have an improved mentality? If anything they have a far healthier mentality. I, for one, have a very strongly improved mentality, because it is based on reality, not fantasy.

In Christianity, Jesus is portrayed as a Personal God (check link for definition).

No, I won't check the link. There is no point. If you are religious and take fairytales as reality then you are delusional.

For instance, praying to God before having an important task to do will create a feeling that God is helping the prayer.

So very stupid sentence. God does not exist, even if it did it would not interact with us in any manner. We are on our own and must succeed on our own, with our own resources, or die trying. And hoping for help that will never come is idiotic, the sooner you realize that the better for you.

That person with a task on his hands has to be able to do it on his own, not hope for some nonexistent unicorn to aid him.

Wait... why the fuck should a person have a feeling that some nonexistent thing is helping him in the first place???

This will increase the confidence of that person.

Confidence based on lies is extremely bad. Confidence must be based on reality.

I read somewhere something like this. "A delusional person is called insane and a delusional people is called religion." That is so true.

Side: Christianity is of no use

There is much proof in the world as to proove that the Lord Jesus lived and is to bring eternal life to those who follow him

Really? I was unaware, please show me sources other than a historically inaccurate book that's around a thousand or so years old.

but still people are arrogant enough to deny him.

You're arrogant enough to follow a mystical space genie.

Does our everyday life not revolve arround him.

No, no it doesn't.

A sunay symbolises the day God rested on the 7th day.

No, a "sunay" represents a day of the week.

No other religion has significant days like this.

I can name about ten.

For someone to be an athiest is saying that they dont believe in Jesus.

Really? Thanks for telling me, I totally thought Atheists believed in Jesus...

Is this because they have no proof that there is a God

Yes.

or they choose to believe the world made itself?

Only an idiot would ask such a question. You're an idiot.

Idiot.

I don't think Christianity is useful, but if you do, so be it.

Side: Christianity is of no use
Inkwell(328) Clarified
1 point

The first part, that Jesus lived has independent, reasonably unbiased confirmation in the writings of Josephus. He was a Jewish historian for Rome and briefly mentions the execution on the cross of Jesus by Pontius Pilate, the stoning of his brother James and imprisonment and execution of John the Baptist, His later writings of Jesus are more extensive and there are questions about how untainted by early Christian doctrine it is but even so he provides historical confirmation, considered generally credible by historians as to the existence of a man named Jesus and referred to as "the Christ" and that he was crucified on the orders of Pontius Pilate.

Side: Christianity should be taught
2 points

Okay first of all, even though there is proof that someone named Jesus did exist, there is no proof or evidence that he ever performed miracles. Second, you are being closed minded and arrogant yourself by saying that people who deny him are arrogant.

The problem is that everyone declares their religion to be the true religion. If you think your religion is true, then believe in that. But you have no right to say that someone else's religion is a lie! For all we know, Christianity could be an entire lie!

I myself am Atheist, because there is no reason for me to believe in any God. But hey, I could be wrong. Maybe there is a God, maybe there are many gods, I don't know! But I'll change my opinions is you show me proof. I'm willing to learn about other religions and learn about their beliefs and teachings.

But it all comes down if people WANT to learn about your religion. You shouldn't say that they need to follow your religion or else they will wind up in hell. You shouldn't force your religion down the throats of others. No, because your religion is not better than anyone else's religion. Because YOUR religion could be a big lie.

My personal opinion about teaching religion is that it shouldn't. Studies have shown that the more religion one is, the less intellectual they tend to be. Now I'm not calling any theist here that they are less intelligent than atheist, but it's true. The more intelligent the person is, or even an entire county, the less religious they tend to be, and with countries with a low rate of faith, tend to be more intellectual and lower rates of violence and crime.

But if you want to teach your kids about religion, don't shove it down their throats, let them decided what they want to believe in. again, my personal opinion.

Side: Christianity is of no use
2 points

Ha, there is no proof that Jesus was real. There is plenty of proof the forgery mill was working overtime with the founding father though.

Side: Christianity is of no use
Inkwell(328) Disputed
1 point

Proof is subject to whether you accept it or not. But there is historical, unbiased evidence. See my post on Josephus.

Side: Christianity should be taught
cognismantis(21) Clarified
1 point

There is undeniable proof that jesus, is real, but being the son of god and the miracles and those types, no proof.

Side: Christianity should be taught
1 point

This subject has become crab to me, so I stop from this day on having arguments about this. Even stronger I am not going to say or write any more word about it. Today I chose to ignore anything what I can possibly ignore in relation with Jesus Christ. And to live my life.

Side: Christianity is of no use
1 point

This subject has become crab to me, so I stop from this day on having arguments about this. Even stronger I am not going to say or write any more word about it. Today I chose to ignore anything what I can possibly ignore in relation with Jesus Christ. And to live my life.

Side: Christianity is of no use
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This subject has become crab to me, so I stop from this day on having arguments about this. Even stronger I am not going to say or write any more word about it. Today I chose to ignore anything what I can possibly ignore in relation with Jesus Christ. And to live my life.

Side: Christianity is of no use
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This subject has become crab to me, so I stop from this day on having arguments about this. Having arguments like these rewarded only with one point? Even stronger I am not going to say or write any more word about it. Today I chose to ignore anything what I can possibly ignore in relation with Jesus Christ. And to live my life.

Side: Christianity is of no use
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This subject has become crab to me, so I stop from this day on having arguments about this. Having arguments like these rewarded only with one point? Even stronger I am not going to say or write any more word about it. Today I chose to ignore anything what I can possibly ignore in relation with Jesus Christ. And to live my life. Please do not spam these because I could not find a way to remove these.

Side: Christianity is of no use
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This subject has become crab to me, so I stop from this day on having arguments about this. Having arguments like these rewarded only with one point? Even stronger I am not going to say or write any more word about it. Today I chose to ignore anything what I can possibly ignore in relation with Jesus Christ. And to live my life.

Side: Christianity is of no use
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This subject has become crab to me, so I stop from this day on having arguments about this. Having arguments like these rewarded only with one point? Even stronger I am not going to say or write any more word about it. Today I chose to ignore anything what I can possibly ignore in relation with Jesus Christ. And to live my life.

Side: Christianity is of no use
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Religion in general only creates wars! look at Israel and Palestine!!!

Side: Christianity is of no use
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They are still going with that nonsense? Idiots. And I thought I was in 21. century... well, north seems to be in 21. century.

When you think of it then the farther south you go the more religion there is. Perhaps because it is warmer there, and that makes people "warm" in the head, thus making their brains softer than "normal", thus making them stupid. Kinda makes sense (just a joke really, they're simply morons), for example computers need cooling systems to work properly.

Their purpose of life seems to be killing each other out of existence, I hope they succeed simultaneously.

Side: Christianity is of no use
KIJO(14) Disputed
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I see what you mean, but should we just lie back and watch them kill each other? I know that there is absolutely nothing we can do, but does that make it right?

Side: Christianity should be taught
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I support you we know that the purpose of life seems to be killing each other out of existence .

Side: Christianity is of no use
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I wish there were some middle road to this debate. I, for one, am atheist, and somewhat anti-religious in general. Don't get me wrong - I have a certain degree of respect for religious individuals - but that changes the second they become radical or aggressive. That includes people from either side of the argument.

This debate, for example, was posted with a general tone of aggression towards us ignorant fools that deny Jesus. Not very impressive. I think anyone launching attacks like that must have a personal issue with the other "faction." However, you can't label every single atheist or Christian based on the actions of a few people. If you want to blame a group, blame the Hotheaded Idiots Coalition. Plenty of people willing to pick a fight for no good reason, not just because there's a difference in beliefs. An intelligent and self-respecting person wouldn't act like that. I'm an atheist, and I'm perfectly fine with Christianity in every day life. I don't get irritated until I'm insulted for my own beliefs, just because they don't coincide with yours. Nor do I care if there's a moral crossover, it's guaranteed that I'll stay out of your territory if you stay out of mine in that case.

The one thing I will STRONGLY disagree with is the older days with the religion. There's a big selection of ugly events in history to choose from, where religion itself caused a ridiculous amount of damage. Fortunately, almost nobody follows those old values any more. Unfortunately, these events, from the way I perceive them, completely falsify your religion. Not going to bash it, but that's just what I think. One of the greatest examples is the Salem Witch Trials, in which many persons used religion as a shield for their greed; resulting in roughly 20 people being hanged for witchcraft, due to silly accusations and people trying to cover their own arse. Documents here; http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/ Another of such examples would be the Crusades - and that was a much bigger bloodbath. Yet another is the Greyhound Bus incident, in which a young man was not only murdered, but decapitated and mutilated, even some of him EATEN, all at the hands of a schizophrenic man who believed he was doing it in the name of God. Just because the man was gay. Like it or not, your religion can, has, and will be used for horrible, horrible things.

My main concern with Christianity, and in regards to past occurrences such as these, is that people will always be able to twist the words of whatever gospel they fancy, and use it to justify their actions. However, religion definitely has it's place. It gives people support, hope, confidence, and meaning. It's something special - And like all things, it can be abused. I have met plenty of individuals who set a golden standard, and are quite devout. They don't judge other people, and they follow their own paths without interfering with anyone else's decision unless they have a very good reason for it.

Summary; Christianity is far from useless, but it isn't mandatory or verified by logic. It has been used for the justification and defense of selfish human beings before, and that will never stop. Nor is atheism pure and white. The absence of religion does not make any of us more intelligent, and by the end of things, we're just working with ideas and how they influence the human mind. That's it. We aren't verifying either side yet, and there's no point in squabbling, so just stick to your own devices if you can't handle the counter-arguments.

Side: Christianity is of no use

If the Christian god instituted the concept of a "day" on the 4th day of creation, how had 3 days already gone by? This is why Christianity is of no use. =p

Side: Christianity is of no use
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I personally believe that no one religion is true except ISLAM . I not support Christians or Judaism because i believe they are the wrong Religion.

Side: Christianity is of no use
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In the bible said that The light created after plant . So in the saint we know that the plant need the light for their life. So i believe not one of christian are true.

Side: Christianity is of no use
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This subject has become crab to me, so I stop from this day on having arguments about this. Even stronger I am not going to say or write any more word about it. I give everybody the right to use my arguments or to delete them. Today I chose to ignore anything what I can possibly ignore in relation with Jesus Christ. As if all that to know about Jesus Christ and/or his Father God did not exist. And to live my life.

Side: Christianity is of no use
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Your debate title is misleading. Also, based on the choices, you should have asked if your religion has done more good or harm. My vote goes to more harm.

Side: Christianity is of no use

im bhuddist... so i thought id just put in my opinion. christianity as taught by jesus is good yet it has been corrupted over and over again

Side: Christianity is of no use

Christianity would be of no use to an atheist because he or she does not accept it.

Side: Christianity is of no use