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Debate Score:97
Arguments:64
Total Votes:113
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Can you question religion without doubting God?

I am a liberal Christian and I question religion all of the time but that doesnt mean that I doubt God.

Yes.

Side Score: 46
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No.

Side Score: 51
2 points

Of course. You can question principles of a certain religion and compare them to others while still maintaining that there is a God who is a single-dad has an unkempt beard with a socially awkward son, and who hates homosexuals, Jewish people, and all the other minority groups!

Because reasoning :)

Side: Yes.

Thank you. Someone accused me of not being a Christian just because I question conservative religion. :)

Side: Yes.
NoBanning001 Disputed Banned
1 point

I accused you not of being Christian because you doubt the existence of God and believe that God is evil (if he does exist).

Side: No.
1 point

You might want to have another debate about whether or not you can be in a religion that you question. "Can you question your religion and still be a believer in the religion?"

Side: Yes.
2 points

The two are separate. God is an abstract idea, while religion is an organized group dedicated to him/her/it. In questioning religion you are questioning not the supreme being, but instead if the organization is correctly portraying the supreme being's wishes.

Side: Yes.

Thank you. I agree with you. My problem is with mainstream religion but God is pretty chill. :)

Side: Yes.
2 points

There are religions without God, and there are schools of thought within Theism that says its good to question. Religion is mostly a political tool anyway, spirituality is a different story; it is possible to to be of no religion and yet believe in God.

Side: Yes.

Exactly. Buddism is a good example of that. .

Side: Yes.
2 points

I see somebody making multiple account and craving for attention, whatever floats your boat I guess.

There are two definitions of Christian that I see commonly used:

1) Somebody who believes the Bible is the literal word of God, and it is absolute truth

2) One who believes Jesus is the Son of God and wants to use Him as the model of the human being they wish to be.

Definition 1, if followed exclusively, leads to fundamentalism, and I don't believe Sitara is a fundamentalist.

Definition 2 is a type of Christian who is capable of questioning their Holy Book, because to them it is Jesus who is most important, not a book. I think Sitara meets definition 2, but my opinion isn't what is important, what is important is the ideal which Sitara wants to follow.

Just my opinions of course.

Side: Yes.
2 points

YES because we are just questioning religion to know it better

Side: Yes.

Exactly. I agree. That is why I question religion. To know it better.

Side: Yes.
2 points

No one is 100% sure of God or evolution. No one but Liberals that is. Their religion is humanism & evolution even though to this day no one knows how life sprang up from no life.

I have never met anyone more indoctrinated in their ideology than a Liberal. They are so sure of their opinions, that they will force others to pay for things such as Abortions even though it goes against our humanity. They are truly arrogant people.

Side: Yes.
1 point

Of course! Your religion is your doctrines, and those can be questioned all the time. They should be studied asking God to reveal the truth about them. You relationship with God is not bounded by any specific religion.

Side: Yes.
NoBanning001 Banned
3 points

Are you a deliberate liar or do you just say so much shit that you can't remember what you've said?

You don't just doubt religion. You have explicitly said that you don't believe this is enough proof that God exists and doubted that even he does exist, then he is evil.

This is what makes you not a Christian.

Side: No.
1 point

Can you fart without farting?

Side: No.
Jungelson(3931) Disputed
1 point

You tell us, you're the sites resident asshole ;)

Side: Yes.
ProLogos(2798) Disputed
1 point

How am I the asshole, when It's other people who've been calling me names and accusing me of being someone I'm not?

I had not even said a word to you, but you decided to interupt a friendly chat I was having with slowcalvary and then called me an idiot.(Where I pointed out, that it was clearly you whom was the idiot. Lol)

When Compared to the rest of the assholes here(like you), I look like a saint.

Side: No.
1 point

You cannot question religion without doubting God. Here are some reasons:

1) For someone to belong to a religion and to doubt the religion, is to necessarily doubt God. Religion does not need to be narrowly defined as institutions that hold certain spiritual beliefs. Religion can include the beliefs themselves. So, for someone doubting their religion(in the more broadly defined sense), they must doubt what they believe, and, if their belief includes a belief in God, then that necessitates a doubt in God.

2)Even if religion is defined as the institution only, then to doubt the institution requires an inquiry into what the institution was founded on. For example, if my house is shaking, that does not necessarily mean that the foundation is weak. However, I should make sure the foundation is in good condition. Similarly, when we doubt our religion for whatever reason, we have a "soft doubt" that the God behind the religion is true, good, etc.

3) Even the universalist, who holds that adherents of all religions will either be saved regardless of what they believe or that they will eventually believe, must doubt God at times. This is because the universalist position is logically flawed, and the person must ask "Can I believe in a God who accepts logically contradictory claims?" Or they can try to answer that question by saying that God is "above logic." But that makes God a non-logical being. The universalist runs into all sorts of epistemological doubt.

4) Atheists and agnostics should be pretty self-explanatory.

Side: No.