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Religious Non Religious
Debate Score:130
Arguments:70
Total Votes:143
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Are you religious or are you atheist?

Just a little servay, you can support your views if you'd like. Thanks

Religious

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Non Religious

Side Score: 96
5 points

I am a Christians and will serve Jesus Christ for the rest of my entire life. I will always serve Go. My goal is to get to Heaven with many other brothers and sisters in Christ or are believers. I hope one day people shall seek God and accept Him before it is too late.

Side: Religious
casper3912(1581) Disputed
4 points

Other than the fear of punishment, do you have an empirical reason?

Side: Non Religious
Srom(12203) Disputed
2 points

Yes I have an empirical reason that it the Bible because many of His followers and belivers wrote down what God told them to write down. Plus some of them in the New Testament time wrote it down as evidence. You have got to realize that back then there wasn't any TV, Internet, phones, or blogs so that everyone could see for themselves all around the world. That is why they wrote it down and put it in the Bible which the Bible stands for,

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Side: Religious
canteenkenny(62) Disputed
1 point

Empirical as in 'found in a test tube'? Not possible, but neither is there 'empirical evidence' that love exists; but you will get substantial resistance to the suggestion that love does not exist. Does experience count? If so, there is abundant evidence for both God and Love.

Side: Religious
2 points

"What has your God done for you that you couldn't have done for yourself?" -Jordan T. McQueen

You need to understand something: YOU ARE AN ATHEIST!

You don't believe in Zeus, Acuecucyoicihuati, Centeotl, Poseidon, or Brahma.

Why don't you believe in these perfectly legitimate religions? Why did you choose yours out of the MILLIONS to choose from?

I'll tell you why: because you're mommy and daddy told you to believe in your god, or you happened to have been at the right place at the right time and now you believe in your god. There is no logical reason to believe that your god is good and everyone else's god is illegitimate.

Side: Non Religious
Srom(12203) Disputed
1 point

You need to understand something: YOU ARE AN ATHEIST

Nope I am not an atheist. I am a Christian that believes in Jesus Christ.

You don't believe in Zeus, Acuecucyoicihuati, Centeotl, Poseidon, or Brahma.Why don't you believe in these perfectly legitimate religions? Why did you choose yours out of the MILLIONS to choose from?

I don't believe in the other religions because those religions are man made. My religion is a prooven fact and there were eyewitnesses saw Jesus when He was alive and they say Him when He rose from dead. Also one one of the Ten Commandments say Do not worship any other God but me.

I'll tell you why: because you're mommy and daddy told you to believe in your god, or you happened to have been at the right place at the right time and now you believe in your god. There is no logical reason to believe that your god is good and everyone else's god is illegitimate.

Well my mom and dad said that I had a choice to believe in Jesus or not. I choose to follow Jesus because it was the right thing to do.

Side: Religious
2 points

I'm a muslim and i proud of to be Muslim. I was born and I will die of being Muslim.This is the best religion for me and Ibelieve that the God is exist and He answers to our prayers and helps us when we need it.

Side: Religious
1 point

I am a Christian. I love Jesus. If you want to know more, please ask.

Side: Religious

I am a Pantheist, so I'm technically both. But this side is missing some love anyway.

Side: Religious
5 points

Agnostic Atheist here

Strongly reject the idea of a God, but I'll stay Agnostic until I feel it can be proven, which I see as unlikely.

Side: Non Religious
1 point

As am I. I certainly reject the Bible, the Koran, and the like. Who knows? There might be. Evolution, the big bang, etc...

Side: Non Religious
3 points

Although I'd love to be a Gnostic atheist, the initial burden of proof required to be one dictates that I must be an agnostic atheist. Seeing as one of my favourite arguments against theists is to call them out on the burden of proof, I couldn't possibly contradict myself in such a manner.

Maybe one day we will have the knowledge to debunk God's existence, then I could quite happily claim to be a Gnostic atheist. But even then, the theists wouldn't give up that easily. Certain debaters (not naming names here, but you can probably take a guess) on this site have a bad habit of picking and choosing which evidence is valid and which is not. So even in the face of irrefutable evidence, theists would still find some way to worm themselves out of it.

Side: Non Religious
churchmouse(328) Disputed
1 point

Burdon of proof?

What was the first cause if it was not God?

Do you actually think that something came from nothing?

What is so repulsive about a person who believes in God? What dontcha like?

You said you would "happily" love to do this….why the repulsion?

And why can't you name posters here when you are talking about an issue that they are debating? Are you afraid of hurting someones feelings? I doubt that…so why?

I am inviting you to name me by name next time you do this. Why would you care anyway about hurting someone who is a believer? LOL

Come on put it out there so they specifically can answer your claims. If they are as proud to be a Christian as I am…they won't care and would be happy to address your attack on their position.

Side: Religious
ChuckHades(3198) Disputed
6 points

What was the first cause if it was not God?

You expect me to answer that? Hell I don't know! I'm not smart enough to figure that out. But I can counter your argument. If you're going to use the cosmological argument, then what caused God? If he needed one, then what caused that, and so on ad infinitum. If he is exempt from a cause, then why is he exempt?

Do you actually think that something came from nothing?

Although "nothing" is misleading, I do. Quantum fluctuations explain this. But I know you're arguing from the classical theistic position. So, as you know, the laws of physics are only applicable in our universe. But the singularity of which the universe originated from was outside the universe, thus it can defy the laws of physics. So on a scale larger than macroscopic, it's possible.

What is so repulsive about a person who believes in God? What dontcha like?

Nothing. There's nothing wrong with theists, and I'm not sure why you think this.

And why can't you name posters here when you are talking about an issue that they are debating? Are you afraid of hurting someones feelings? I doubt that…so why?

Actually, I wasn't hinting at one particular person. I just like to scroll through debates, and find some arguments without substance. Again, no person in particular. I only said that to remain professional; it detracts from the main point if I start calling names out left right and centre.

I am inviting you to name me by name next time you do this.

See above. Besides, I've never debated with you before. How could I be calling you out?

If they are as proud to be a Christian as I am…they won't care and would be happy to address your attack on their position.

I wasn't attacking their position. I was merely stating my own.

Side: Non Religious
mackle64(9) Disputed
1 point

Right off the bat you ask how did something come from nothing. How can that statement not seem hypocritical. Where did God come from? How does the Universe being created by a singularity make less sense than the existence of a magical being? There is no particular evidence that there is a God. The bible was written by Man. There is no anomaly that can only be explained by the existence of God.

Side: Non Religious
3 points

I am an atheist. But it is important to understand that non-religious doesnt mean atheist. There are plenty of non-religious theists. Religion is about organizations, and it is also important to understand that not all religions are theistic. Taoism and Buddhism have no diety, and although they have some supernatural notions and "compensators," they are about philosophical principles and relatively naturalistic world views

Side: Non Religious
2 points

In the traditional sense of the term "religious", I am not. I believe established religion degrades any chance of true religion, and that the constant attempts to establish a theocracy is evidence of this. Religion is a personal matter, not a social one. In another sense of the word however, I am "religious". I like pantheism, discordianism, modern day satanism, cathul, the church of the subgenius, the FSM, etc. I also like eastern religions like Buddhism, Shinto, etc. I'm interested in Hindu religions as well, although I tend to not like them too much, finding them to be a interesting synthesis of east and west.

In the typical sense, religion requires belief in what can not be known. It postulates that there exists something outside of normal, repeatable experience and attempts to impose such transcendental "truths" on others who have not had those same experiences. I find such attempts barbaric and an insult and assault on the human spirit.

Side: Non Religious
2 points

Along with other things, I studied some philosophy and different religions/theology in college, and I tend to agree a lot with the philosophy of Buddhism. Though I rarely practice much anymore, and I'm not bound by any religion or philosophy including Buddhism, in my opinion, the bible is probably the best 'fiction' book ever written.

Even if you read up on a Buddhists view on Christianity, they have some very good points that cannot be argued.

But the bottom line is: There never has been ANY proof whats-so-ever that God exists or even that Jesus existed. That is FACT!

Especially taking into consideration how advanced science has gotten, especially with Quantum Theory...there is just no proof.

I agree with the Buddhist philosophy that there is no God or deity of any kind, that it is:

'No birth, no death, only continuation' or

'No beginning, no end, only continuation'.

You have to think in terms of the infinite. And everything is infinite from the universe going on and on as well as quantum, even the smallest of the smallest, it can always be divided more and more and more...infinite number of times.

Side: Non Religious
2 points

I'm open minded. There has always been more than one religion, there is no such thing as a true religion.

Side: Non Religious
2 points

I am an atheist. I have tried analysis, blind faith but there's is no God at least none that we can comprehend and if we cannot comprehend "it" and "it" doesn't give a toss about us then what is the purpose of faith(the basis of all religions).

The quote that really encapulates what I "think" :

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able, nor willing? Then why call him God?" -Epicurus

Side: Non Religious
1 point

I am an atheist. I heard that that atheist population in United States is like 3%. So i just want to see if that true or not.

Side: Non Religious
1 point

I dont know how i can describe myself.I dont believe in GOD or HEAVEN or Jesus and etc.I want to show you my point of view about religion.For me religion it is a tool witch someone use to manipulate people who had a problems or just want to find support. Religion is a fake. Fake becouse every religion assures us GOD is a majestic person or figure who is a judge for each of us. How someone can judge all millionse of people.-Impossible. Next every religion told that BIble came from HEAVEN.-no need to explain you that it is impossible. I can show you many impossible details in religion theory, but i want to say that i am not a atheist becouse in trouble i will remember GOD and will believe in GOD.Actually i dont believe in God , for me more important believe in myself in my succes and in my сhanges. BUt anyway i think Person shoud believe in something.IT IS NECESSARY!

Side: Non Religious
churchmouse(328) Disputed
2 points

Your views are not consistent.

You said….

I don't believe in God or Heaven or Jesus.

Religion is fake.

I am not an atheist.

In trouble I will remember God and will believe.

Actually I don't believe in God.

I believe in ME.

WHAT?

Side: Religious
Liddy(36) Disputed
1 point

Really? stfu, I can't stand people like you, mind your own effing business. You have no right to tell someone whether their views are "consistent" or not. Go suck a giant toe.

Side: Non Religious
Sitara(11082) Disputed
1 point

Who are you to tell someone what to believe ?

Side: Non Religious
1 point

Agnostic Atheist because thus far there hasn't been presented any objective evidence for any 'God', though i fail to see how something 'immaterial' could be the source of physical evidence or any physical interaction of any kind.

Side: Non Religious
1 point

Was born and raised a Christian, but when I began to think about it rather than just accepting it, I found it made no sense.

Side: Non Religious
1 point

I only believe God exist, if I see him. But I don't see him. So I'm non religious.

Side: Non Religious
nahga(81) Clarified
1 point

there are lots of things that exist though we cannot see them. so we should refrain from suggesting that 'seeing is believing'. though there is no good reason to believe in things that do not manifest in physical reality, because we cannot observe anything that indicates their existence, effects, or influence. air is indeed invisible.

Side: Religious
1 point

I would say i believe in God but i would not say i am religious. Religion has done nothing for us but create wars and tension between people.

The only religion i would say i am a fan of is Buddhism (even though Buddhists don't believe in God) as it is a very peaceful religion.

Side: Non Religious

I am a Pantheist, so I'm technically both.

Side: Non Religious
1 point

Atheist, born and raised. All of my immediate family are agnostic atheists - ie we know we cant prove the non-existence of god (intellectual impossibility) but believe there is no god because of the perspectives of science and reason.

Side: Non Religious
1 point

I'm an agnostic atheist, purely due to the lack of proof either side is able to present. I don't buy the whole blind faith argument the religious sell. Nor can science explicitly state there is no god. I fall into the category of pragmatic atheism.

Also, I believe the internet has a disproportional amount of atheists. Statistics put the percent of Christians (in the US) at 77% (or about 230 Million). Abrahamic religions cover around 4 billion people worldwide (about 2/3 (or 66%) of the World population). Where atheism covers a mere 120 million people worldwide (a tiny 1/50th (or 2%) of the World population).

Side: Non Religious
1 point

I am not religious. The only thing I believe in is myself, not hopeing that some greater power will intervene for me. No religious figures helped me in my worst time of need, when I was meer child. I got through by personal power alone. I also find the concept of any God hard to wrap my head around.

Side: Non Religious