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Debate Score:549
Arguments:143
Total Votes:818
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Does God really Exist???

Yes

Side Score: 212
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Nope

Side Score: 337
6 points

This is a poorly asked debate question. That is like me asking someone from Ireland if they even know who Vishnu or Rama is ( God of India ). I believe that God and Jesus Christ do exist. I believe that according to my religion that what is said is true. Without a doubt I do not want to believe that when I die the screen goes black like my TV when the power goes out. That I refuse to believe, I want to think that I stand in front of the golden gates of heaven and that the doors open to me. We can look back into history and we can find flaws in the Bible. The flood that betook the Earth the flood that Noah had built an Arc for. Their are many religions that have their own excuses for the cause of that event! Back into many ancient religions a flood was caused by the Gods! All in all I lean like a mime into something YES i am unable to see BUT do I believe? Yes without a doubt! Think of a blind man, and ask him the question does the color blue really exist?

Side: yes
xaeon(1093) Disputed
8 points

"This is a poorly asked debate question. That is like me asking someone from Ireland if they even know who Vishnu or Rama is ( God of India )."

I'm from the UK and I know who Vishnu and Rama are. I'll give you a hint; they're not the god/s of India.

"Without a doubt I do not want to believe that when I die the screen goes black like my TV when the power goes out. That I refuse to believe, I want to think that I stand in front of the golden gates of heaven and that the doors open to me."

You're not arguing whether or not god exists; you're arguing whether or not you want god to exist. Clearly you do, as the life you currently have obviously isn't enough for you. Wanting something to happen doesn't make it so, unfortunately.

"We can look back into history and we can find flaws in the Bible. The flood that betook the Earth the flood that Noah had built an Arc for. Their are many religions that have their own excuses for the cause of that event! Back into many ancient religions a flood was caused by the Gods!"

There is absolutely no evidence that a great flood occured on Earth. The reason many religions would share this story is more to do with religions copying other religions (eg, the copying of christianity from paganism).

"Think of a blind man, and ask him the question does the color blue really exist?"

An interesting question, but you obviously haven't thought this through. Asking a blind man if the colour blue exists will normally be greeted with a yes answer. Why is this? Because every single seeing person he has spoken to can confirm that the colour blue exists. He can be told the science behind it, and taught about how light reflects and refracts from different surfaces. Now let's consider another scenario. A blind man asks one hundred people if the colour blue exists. Of those one hundred people, some will say yes and some will say no, whilst many others will bicker over exactly what colour blue actually is. Of the people who say yes, when asked how they know the colour blue exists, they can not say because they themselves have seen it. They can only answer that lots of people they asked have seen it, and blue sounds like a really nice colour so they really really hope that it does exist. I wonder if the blind man would be able to give you such a sure answer under these conditions?

Side: NOPE
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
9 points

I was under the impression that Bhagavan Vishnu was a god in the religion Hinduism and I guess its been awhile since I last checked so is Hinduism no longer in India ?

Second ever read the epic of Gilgamesh? Utnapishtim ( I definitely don't remember how to spell his name ) tells Gilgamesh a story of how he obtained eternal life through surviving a flood that killed all men across the earth except for those that had been on the boat which I believe were his family and some animals ... that is a poem from Mesopotamia which I believe held the worlds first civilization, the Sumerians. The Epic of Gilgamesh was written between 2750 BC and 2500 BC ( or BCE which ever you prefer ). Their is also "The Five Worlds adn Their Suns" mentions the gods punishing the people with a flood and do not tell me that the Aztecs copied off of the Sumerians.

I do believe that the points you stated regarding my 2nd paragraph were undebatable.

Cheers

Side: yes
classof011(68) Disputed
6 points

Xaeon I thought Vishnu was of Hinduism? Please explain to me who Vishnu is then.

Side: yes
TPARTY(31) Disputed
1 point

There is evidence of a flood, overwhelming evidence...as well as evidence of the parting of the Red Sea and Jesus dying on the cross and preforming miracles as the gospel (good news) is made up of accounts of this. You kinda lost me on the blue argument...who says no to blue existing? People can say whatever they want. There is an indisputable fact that we as humans have an inclination to believing there is something else. I happen to believe that something is God and He sent Jesus Christ to earth for us. I think that the evidence falls toward the God side of things because the odds are way against us and the universe being random. Christianity was also not coppied from paganism I would like to know where you came to this conclusion. Christianity formed while Jesus was preaching the gospel. Don't think he was a pagan. Also, religions do not really copy eachother. They are all fundamentally different and each try to argue their differences not share their similarities. Islam's God is different from Christianity's and is different from Hindu's. Further, religion, to a true believer at least in my Faith walk, is a secular thing and was warned against by Jesus. God frowns upon religion as there is only one truth.

Side: yes
-9 points
aveskde(1935) Disputed
4 points

Without a doubt I do not want to believe that when I die the screen goes black like my TV when the power goes out. That I refuse to believe, I want to think that I stand in front of the golden gates of heaven and that the doors open to me.

This says it all. This is why most believers believe in god. There is no evidence for god, but in spite of that the need to believe for some emotional reason blinds them to the obvious lack of god in the universe.

Side: NOPE
pablosmith14(21) Disputed
1 point

ok if we dont live for eternal life in some type of heaven then what happens when we die " the lights go out" or "we become a tree" ya ok first off why live if there is nothing to live for. secondly explain the miracles that happen today ( Lourdes, France the Shrine)

Joke for humor

Atheist Joke
Side: yes
jessald(1915) Disputed
3 points

Just because something sucks doesn't mean it's not true.

Don't you see the foolishness in believing in something simply because you want it to be true?

And the blind man analogy doesn't work because the blind man could verify the existence of the color blue through rational thought. Science tells us in detail about how the eye and the brain work together to perceive colors. It tells us nothing about God.

Side: NOPE
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
3 points

That makes a lot of foolish people in the world billions of foolish people.

The point in the blind man analogy was not to explain anything about God it was to show that a blind man cannot see blue and I cannot see God but I believe in God since I was raised to believe that way and that a blind man was raised knowing that the ocean is blue and the sky is blue.

Side: yes
Whichwayisit(13) Disputed
2 points

If you couldn't see something that was unbelievable and absolutely ludicrous would you believe it if you couldn't see it?

Side: yes
2 points

Great points hats off to ya Wolfman

Side: yes
1 point

Good Job and analogies it really does start all from faith. Even without religion or believing in god. Having faith in things is important in life whether it relates to doing good in school getting a good job having good health overall faith in yourself. Faith that there is something better than the world life we live in.

Side: yes
0 points

The ending of this is fantastic! I never thought of it in that fashion

Side: yes
ThePyg(6743) Disputed
-2 points
5 points

The evidence suggests that God does not exist in the sense that my dog exists but that he does exist in the sense that my love for my dog exists.

Love is real. God is real

Side: yes
deepishm(357) Disputed
2 points

What absurdity is this DOG is a living thing created by the SCIENCE........................

God is just an imaginary figure created by the lazy human mind to have lame excuses.................

Side: NOPE
4 points

This is an impossible question to answer mainly because we really don't have the means of figuring shit like this out...

Agnostics and Science: Who the fuck knows, anything is possible at this point

Christians: Yes, because the bible says so.

Atheists: No, because i've never seen any evidence saying otherwise (and psychics and ghosts don't exist no matter how many people claim they do).

Buddhists: It is what it is.

Nihilists: No and who gives a fuck.

Satanists: No, and live your life to the fullest.

Philosophers: There are a million answers to the Universe, God happens to be most of them.

Politicians: CHANGE!

yep, everyone has a different answer. So far though, most people believe in God and say he does exist.

So, according to about 90% of the people in the world, yes, he does.

Does it mean it's true? no. But it does mean that's what most people will tell you.

Side: yes
2 points

"No, because i've never seen any evidence saying otherwise (and psychics and ghosts don't exist no matter how many people claim they do)."

Claims of supernatural powers:

Confirmed by experiment: 0%

Refuted by experiment: 100%

Supporting Evidence: XKCD (www.xkcd.com)
Side: yes
3 points

lulz, for a second i thought you were serious though.

yes, most psychics have been proven to be fakes, but many haven't. are they real? i would say that 99% of the psychics out there are bullshit artists. the other 1%... i have no comment. I do know one personally who has scared me sometimes with her predictions though (and she's just a little old lady living in a trailer home).

ghosts, idk. probably not. if so, i truly believe there is a science behind it, and not the spirits stuff. but who knows, maybe one day we'll figure that one out.

Side: yes
JakeJ(3255) Disputed
-1 points

you DO know your tagged as yes don't you? (;

Side: yes
4 points

why are people so skeptic, just because there isnt much evidence, doesnt mean that God doesnt exist!

Im only a teenager, but i believe that there has to be something out there watching over us all, otherwise nothing really makes u cant sense.

We have to have faith...

I agree, what happens when you die? it's hardly like a tv going blank. Your soul cant just die.

Side: yes
tanyadhaka95(1) Disputed
2 points

if v r not skeptic then tell me how can a person live in an illusionary world where fields like science make it clear & prove d myth," 'god exists!'is just a myth & nothing else"?

Side: No
3 points

I live in south korea so I'm not really good at English. If there are some wrong Grammers or words, just turn to a blind eye , please.... My opinion is this. God really exist.

I've never seen him before, but I can assure that God exist.

When Most scientists are faced on problem which is beyond of his or her ability, they usually rely on the BIBLE. because BIBLE tells eveything. Have you ever found something wrong in the BIBLE? May be you haven't. because it's real. real God and Jesus story.

Side: yes
4 points

I've found plenty of information in the bible that is questionable. Is it wrong? Not my call. The bible is more of a book to read and take from it what moves and motivates you to create a world that gives you power and happiness. The bible makes many claims but cannot back up many of it's claims. It was great for it's time and they continue to change it to bring it into more of our times, but it doesn't make it more valid. Your belief is your belief. But you must respect and distinguish the difference between fact and faith. And in the question of something that exists you can argue over faith and fact all day long; your feelings vs reality. Then you can get even deeper and go into what is reality. I won't bore you with my philosophies. I don't know if a "god' exists nor do I spend my days wondering. I just exist as the world and I allow it to exist. I believe in humanity and strive to help people reach their inner happiness and peace.

Side: Why worry
1 point

It really is nobodies call on whether or not anything in the bible is true false or questionable. There is no proof either way. The most people argue about is proof vs faith good points :l

Side: Why worry
3 points

Of course there is God, who made u Science. How does the world spin??? hah GOD

Side: yes
deepishm(357) Disputed
3 points

What absurdity is this,

the EARTH'S rotation is a natural process.

Side: NOPE
deepishm(357) Disputed
3 points

I was made by SCIENCE.....

SCIENCE existed even before the creation of this UNIVERSE..............

We Humans just gave it a name..........

Side: NOPE
3 points

Yes! we have seen very many miracles in the past and from jesus Christ!

Side: yes
deepishm(357) Disputed
3 points

what are those miracles..............

miracles single handedly can not JUSTIFY the phrase GOD EXISTS

Side: NOPE

I believe in God, there must be a God of some sort because really, you have to look at other theories. Evolution- if evolution really existed, dont you think you would see half monkies and half man walking around. Or half man half donkey since evolution wouldnt just stop when it reached homosapien. And the big bang theory, really, how does this make sense?

Side: yes
2 points

Like a faun, or a minotaur, or a centaur? Doubtful that they would be the product of evolution.

Side: yes
3 points

Well said, Da Wolfman you got it all there.

I also come to believe that we have our own reason why we are living on this earth and that God really exist. I believe in his Salvation, His love, and I have a strong faith in Him.

As a blind man, who strongly believes that color blue really exist I have strong belief of Him.

Side: yes
2 points

I just woke up, unable to sleep, thinking about my art. I wondered more about the Christian worldview on art, and so I hopped on the net to research it. Ironically, look where I wound up? This is the very first time I've ever participated in an online forum, but this site, with this question on God's existence struck me, so for the first time ever—I'm jumping in. Go gentle...

Have any of you ever really asked God whether He exists, and if He would reveal Himself to you? He will. (And the ways in which He will are numberless.) But it's true, you have to genuinely want to know about Him. For many years, I was an atheist. But God kept putting these "Christians" in my path. I constantly wondered about "Him." I was a very logical person. In fact, thought I knew a lot in general. Christ is particularly interested in those most of all. And I had all the arguments down pat for his non-existence. But something kept bugging me. You see, God was "calling" me. He doesn't "call" on everyone, but any of you that think about this discussion seriously and have ever wondered—consider yourself "called"... I did my research (being the "logical" person I was), and in the process He revealed Himself to me—which coincided with my research. Here was "THE truth" I'd always hungered for. Turns out He did exist. And it's the wises thing I ever did or will ever do.

The "science" thing: Here's what I contend: Do you really think an explosion of rocks created sapphires, the Caribbean Sea, Edgar Allen Poe, the cockatoo, the catfish, Lucille Ball, an apple tree, the dolphin, the giraffe, tulips, the marshlands, Degas, olives, Michael Jordan, the stars in the sky, and you? Nah. Not without something far superior touching it (and with purpose!). That is far more fantastical to believe than the Bible, any day of the week.

The "evidence?" Look around you. It's everywhere, every day.

And bottom line. As C.S. Lewis so brilliantly put it: Whether you believe in Him or not won't change the fact of His existence.

Just think about it—keep your eyes and heart and ears open. Peace.

Side: yes
2 points

hi i really appreciate your view ,i m a hindu and like u say the christ calls u i do experience some things which we do not notice and when we realize we tend to fall suspicious or name it as coincidence or something likethat.but hey there has to be something superior which created life and he calls to understand him.we completely lost in ignorance and worldly belongings like parents ,money,wife and children get worse to understand this creator free himself from all bondages and lying very within us

Side: yes
2 points

There's some major tooth-fairing on this side. pisses me off since i'm an intermediate in the FIRST place.

Side: yes
2 points

yes but not as a all know figur that can do anything. god is that thing in the back of you head that is telling you to vote up this argument.

Side: NOPE
2 points

The evidence of God's existence is all around us: You, Me, Life the World, the Universe. There is no way science can explain how something can just come into existence out of nothing. The Big Bang Theory? Where did that little ball of matter that exploded come from? How did it come to be? There is no way to explain the existence of everything in the universe without God or some sort of higher power. In science, one has to know how to explain something, but we don't have to understand God. One must just have faith. The existence of God is what makes sense to show where everything came from, while science does not makes sense in this subject. Do you really want to believe that your mind, body, spirit, and whole being is just a random collection of matter, that you mean nothing. I don't know about you, but that is such a grim thought to me.

Side: yes

God is my lord in savior and I love him dearly he's my father in heaven and in the sky. I woudn't know what to do with my life, I would prabably go to hell when I die.

Side: yes
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
4 points

What you said is a little confusing

Side: yes
MisterGuy(1) Disputed
1 point

This personal, religious belief is NOT any "proof" that God exists, period.

Side: NOPE

I think that their is something after death I would like to believe that it is Heaven and that the Lord and God are both waiting for me when I pass

Side: yes
deepishm(357) Disputed
3 points

GOOD IMAGINATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: NOPE
1 point

I only joined to say this.

I think God exists since it was beaten into my brain as a kid and now i believe it to be true now that I'm an adult

Side: yes
MisterGuy(1) Disputed
3 points

Just because you were brainwashed as a child does not objectively prove anything, period.

Side: NOPE
1 point

Of corse God is real. My eveidence to backup my saying is that if you are a christian and you pray, mrical will suddenly happen. Its just unoticable

Side: yes
1 point

The power that religions call God was recognized as the power of creation. How is everything created? Energy. The energy that surrounds us, and binds us, and makes up everything that exists. So in a manner of speaking, EVERYTHING is God and God is everything.

Side: yes
1 point

The power that religions call God was recognized as the power of creation. How is everything created? Energy. The energy that surrounds us, and binds us, and makes up everything that exists. So in a manner of speaking, EVERYTHING is God and God is everything.

Side: yes
MisterGuy(1) Disputed
1 point

This post is the DEFINITION of circular "logic". It is completely foolish on the face of it!

Side: NOPE
1 point

we may never be able to prove it, as it is down to faith, but yes ,i do believe in god

Side: yes
1 point

I believe in God and Jesus. As a citizen if the United States, my belief is protected by the first 10 amendments of the Bill of Rights. I am a strong christian and pro life activists. I am a member of the local Church of God in Christ. So i do believe in the father, the son, and the holy ghost. I believe in order for someone to be welcome into the hands of Christ(heaven), they have to washed in the blood(baptism) and they have to be overcome with the third person in trinity(holy ghost).

Supporting Evidence: Church of God in Christ Beliefs (cogic.net)
Side: yes

Of course God doesn't exist, because the "all-knowing" atheist say so.

Side: yes

Ok i will take the natural theology route in this one first how did everything start someone or something had to have put it there. (by the way God is Divine and always was He just is there and always will be he didnt have to be born because He is not human) Another thing if there was no God then everything would be allowable. (Ex. U get a F on a test but all the answers are correct. You go to ur teacher everything is right why did you give me an F. your teacher then says because I wantd to. He would be allowed because then who cares you only live life once so do whatever you want.) If you die and nothing happens to you why live. We live to find divine revelation.Why have a government and currency and a stabile civilization if there is no God who cares wat you do on Earth go have fun do whatever you want.........oops you just killed someone made someone cry but i thought there was no God so everything is allowable i guess not. Why is it that Humans are the only things that can reason? Why are humans supperior over animal? You would have to be the most ignorant person in the world to not believe in God and even if there is no God and you live a good life people will remember you for your goodness and if there is you get to live i eternal salvation and have everything perfect so its a win win situation.

Side: yes
Bohemian(3861) Disputed
3 points

Another thing if there was no God then everything would be allowable.

This is utter ridiculousness. Are you suggesting that the only reason you don't commit atrocious acts is because you're fearful of divine punishment? Everything is not allowable because there are REAL consequences here on earth. A society that allows murder is a society that won't last for very long. There are many inhibitors of human behavior, and it is very complex, to suggest that divine punishment is the sole factor is incredibly ignorant.

U get a F on a test but all the answers are correct. You go to ur teacher everything is right why did you give me an F. your teacher then says because I wantd to. He would be allowed because then who cares you only live life once so do whatever you want.

..and then the teacher gets fired.

If you die and nothing happens to you why live.

Yes, why would someone want to enjoy what precious little time they have here on earth, when they know it's going to end? Conversely, why watch a movie when you know it's going to end?

Why have a government and currency and a stabile civilization if there is no God who cares wat you do on Earth

Because, I care what I do on earth. Because a stable civilization makes my life better and the lives of other people better. Why would I want to suffer unnecessarily?

You don't seem to have thought any of this out very well.

go have fun do whatever you want

I try

oops you just killed someone made someone cry but i thought there was no God so everything is allowable i guess not.

Have fun in prison.

Why is it that Humans are the only things that can reason?

Humans have the most developed sense of reason, but we are not the only creatures to have use of it. Even animals know that if something big and scary is after you, then you should run away....this is reason.

You would have to be the most ignorant person in the world to not believe in God

Many intelligent well-educated people doubt the existence of your God.

Side: NOPE
1 point

I agree with everything you say regarding the existence of God, however, merely living a good life is not enough for salvation. The bible is very clear about this.

Side: yes
1 point

The argument for God I believe can be summed up like this:

Humans beings crave knowledge things when they know they exist.

Take for example chocolate. Those who like chocolate have tasted it and want more, some have tried, don't like it and won't ever eat it again, and some have never tasted it. However, they all know chocolate exists. Those who have never tried it might get curious and want to know more about chocolate; i.e. what it tastes like, where it comes from how its made, what color is it or what have you. They know it exists, some people like it and some people don't. They just want to know what's up. However, if chocolate didn't exist, or no one on earth had any knowledge of it, first of all no one could eat it. Therefore, no one would question what it tastes like, what its color is, how its made or why some people like it and some don't.

God is the same way. Those who believe have tried it and liked it. Others don't. Some have never tried it but every man on earth is curious of what it tastes like.

That is enough proof for me.

Side: yes
Bohemian(3861) Disputed
3 points

Then by the same logic, any supernatural, paranormal or occult entity, no matter how bizarre (including any number of pagan deities), that has ever been sought must also exist by the same right.

Side: NOPE
TPARTY(31) Disputed
1 point

Using your argument, who's to say they don't? That is left, as God is, to your judgement.

Side: yes
1 point

The argument for God's existence I believe can be summed up like this:

Humans crave knowledge for that which they know exists. Take chocolate for example. Some have tried chocolate and liked it and will continue to eat it. Some have tried it but don't like it. Some have never tried it. Some may not even know chocolate exists, for it is not in their region. Of those who have not tried it, they may come to try it sometime in their life, or they may ask why some people like it and some people don't; ultimately they crave further knowledge of it. They may want to know what chocolate is or how its' made. They may even try it because they can't hold off their curiosity any longer. Of those who have tried it, the knowledge of chocolate has led them to try it. Those know don't know about chocolate don't care. If chocolate did not exist, however, there would be no reason to question why some people like it and some people don't. There wouldn't even be the first inclination for anybody to try it, not just those who don't have it.

The same goes for God. Those who believe tried it and liked it. Those who don't don't. Some are questioning what it tastes like or what it is. The difference in God and chocolate, however, is that everyone on earth has an inclination toward questioning His existence.

That is proof enough for me.

Side: yes
1 point

yes off course people don't grow on trees u no. and neither do animals, ok so yes he does and i don't care what other people think coz i do ok, and in every holy book there is proof that he did ok.

Side: yes
1 point

Well, here's they way I see it...

and first let me add that I was in a motorcycle accident and was DOA (dead on arrival)...

I didn't see any bright light or hear the angels sing.

However, I would rather believe in God and be wrong than not believe in God and be wrong.

Let's consider the ramifications of both choices.

If we believe in God and we're wrong... then "no harm, no foul."

If we do not believe in God and we're wrong, then we may be distancing ourselves from the spirit source (God) for eternity.

I do not believe that a loving God would send a non-believer (or any sinner) off to Hell (the fire and brimstone version).

So, let me put it like this:

(By the way, I read this once... so, I can't take credit for it)

Heaven vs. Hell

Picture the afterlife as a rock concert.

God is the performer.

Heaven is having front row seats (or a backstage pass!)

Hell is being stuck in the nosebleed section (really far away seats that are up really high) and security won't let you get any closer...

For all of eternity!

Side: yes
-1 points

Here we have 2 option to believe or not to believe and both can't be proven to 100%.

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In case 1: God Don't Exist...You can ask then who created god...u ask for evidences some even ask for photographs...but that doesn't prove god dont exist... science say that world came to existence thru bigbang and life through evolution(disputed theory). but for the bigbang the first mass was neccessary and for evolution the first environment that initiated it. For a big bang also a first initiation was required...as science say nothing starts without something starting it or nor do it stop until some one stops it.

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Case 2: God Exist: Claims that nothing can be created by its own, and rather than believing that things was came to existence by its own its logical to believe god exist...

Because if a friend visited my home and see my new computer and ask me " Wow, where did u get that?" and if u i answer him..."oh that, ya i had some waste metals, plastic, silcon board etc in my garage and it gradually in years evolved into a PC that works" what will be the response? BULLSHIT right?!!

Its greater bullshit say that man with complex anatomy and high grade intelligence came into existence by chance and probability. Its just and escape from the real scene....

"Let us give chance the unbelievable number of attempts of eight trillion tries per second in each set! At this speed on average it would take l0 raise-to 147 years to obtain just one stable gene."

u call this science??!

So when both the side are in shadows it logical to go by that make a little sense.

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And many of the Holy Books prediction has come true!!!

Supporting Evidence: the Probability figures (www.answersingenesis.org)
Side: yes
Bohemian(3861) Disputed
4 points

Because if a friend visited my home and see my new computer and ask me " Wow, where did u get that?" and if u i answer him..."oh that, ya i had some waste metals, plastic, silcon board etc in my garage and it gradually in years evolved into a PC that works" what will be the response? BULLSHIT right?!!

Probably because that's not how evolution works. Evolution requires replication, variation and selective pressures none of which apply to your analogy.

Side: NOPE
TPARTY(31) Disputed
1 point

Does selection not imply intelligence or consciousness? And does variation not imply creativity? Further, replication implies some sort of intelligence as well otherwise one species would not stay the same (it couldn't be replicated). Of course the computer didn't form on its own, it formed because a worker or machine could replicate it on an assembly line, it could select the right parts to put in the right places and it can make new models based on those selections an variations. None of which, however, occur randomly.

Side: yes
2 points

Your grammar is a little off

Side: yes
13 points

I say no because they made him up as a lazy excuse for how everything was made because back then they didn't know about what was going on in space. But today people can make a better guess on how the earth and us where made.

Side: NOPE
TERMINATOR(6751) Disputed
1 point

You claim it's just a guess - both creationism and other beliefs. Is creationism any less valid?

Side: yes
deepishm(357) Disputed
0 points

100% CORRECT........................................................

Side: yes
matt0(1) Disputed
-4 points
Mahollinder(893) Disputed
6 points

In spite of the complete and total, whole wrongness of your assertion, God still doesn't exist.

Side: NOPE
12 points

There presently isn't a single piece of evidence for the existance of a god, so no.

Side: NOPE
12 points

Well, in a way, yes. All of the evidence that has been presented (in forms of encounters with god via prophets etc.) are all not really very credible. They're still "evidence" per se, but not credible evidence.

Side: NOPE
11 points

I am an Atheist meaning I do not believe in "God" of course. I was raised by two Very Christian parents and yet I still do not believe in "God" I believe in logic, not religion it makes all the more sense to believe in logic than religion. All ten of the "plagues" from the bible can be explained by reason and logic. I mean I do not look down at anyone who believes in "God" because it is their life and their choice. I am simply just stating what I believe.

Side: NOPE
9 points

never been proved to me, ever. he/she/it only exists in the minds of those who feel they need to be told what to do or what to believe.

Side: NOPE
TERMINATOR(6751) Disputed
2 points

There is not a single piece of evidence for the nonexistence of God.

Side: yes
pablosmith14(21) Disputed
1 point

How do the once blind see then huh please explain explain how people that are saints and are in glass sarcophaguses haven't rotted one bit explain why the tilma of Juan of Guadelupe asnt rotted one bit yet it is made of staw explain how the picture of mary on the tilma isnt painted but put there by some type of light that they still dont have the technology to perform it. Please now tell me there is no God because i will come back with more reasons there is a God now stop being ignorant

Side: yes
9 points

Concerning the blind guy and the color blue thread,

You missed another very important aspect of that analogy (not that you're not already getting beat up enough over it.)

But the most important difference of all is that,

you are not blind.

It's not a matter of a bunch of people who do see, then telling one who does not about a color.

It's a matter of a bunch of people, all of which can see, telling eachother that a color none of these visually able individuals have ever seen, exists.

You see?

Why would it be do you think, that you, who obviously believe in god, has not witnessed this god?

Wouldn't god want everyone who believed in him to know they weren't just wasting their time with all that praying and church?

I mean, there's examples all over the bible of him making himself known in some observable way.

Why not to you? If you believe.

Hm, maybe you're not good enough.

Maybe he's testing you,

or just doesn't like you.

Whatever the reason, no one has seen much of anything from him for a couple thousand years at least.

It doesn't make sense to me that there even would be a god.

But if there were, he just seems like kind of an asshole at this point,

and I wouldn't want much to do with him either way.

Side: NOPE
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
3 points

Man this was awhile ago.

Well I would call it faith, I have been raised with an open bible in front of me. Why should I believe otherwise? I like the whole idea of it also. Sounds great to me and hundreds of millions of others. Why do so many believe it? Since they either A so it as a way to lose themselves of their problems B sounded good C beaten into the brains of children till they believed it or D AOFB. To me everything sounds good I do not have doubts I like to believe my grandma is watching over me every day may she rest in peace.

Side: yes
8 points

There is no evidence to support any god. it is that plain and simple. Like Carol Sagan said "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" For the claim that there is an almighty supreme being there should be all kinds of evidence, but there isn't a shred of evidence.

Side: NOPE
headphoneguy(3) Disputed
1 point

of course not it's God. trying to explain a being that is all powerfull and supernatural in logical terms would be a bit impossible (even for me). and furthermore you like da wolfman are full of fallacies just because there isn't a shred of evidence doesn't mean God doesn't exist and even more so there isn't a shed of evidence saying he doesn't exist so since you started the argument on evidence I believe that you shouldn't have posted anything since both sides have no "evidence" besides take Sagan advice Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence if you cannot provide it why argue?

Side: yes
5 points

Believing in any religion specific God is foolish because that belief has no rational foundation.

Side: NOPE
headphoneguy(3) Disputed
0 points

tell me is there any logical foundation for not believing in a specific religion other than there is no evidence just because it is beyond your ability to understand and comprehend a religion and what they stand for doesn't make it foolish in fact some might say it's are. and why is it foolish believing in a areligion?

Side: yes
4 points

hahaha why do people still ask this question?? I honestly dont think god exists, has he done anything for us? if there is I mean you look at it the bible is a rip off of like a million different religions and there is no credible evidence pointing to the existance of this oh so benevolent being. I mean if god exists i guess zues and buddah do to. Oh and another thing ethiopia is the oldest christian religion yet where is this god when there dying like it's going out of fashion? so no god doesnt exist and if you want to argue the point come out with some evidence that doesnt come from a book of lies.

Side: NOPE
4 points

My entire family and friends circle is religious and believes in God, but I do not. Being this really IS an ambiguous question, if we did this statistically with the world's viewpoint, it'd be what? 90:10? Something of that sort, and thus God exists simply because 90% of the world believes he does.

As I said, even though I'm not religious, I spend a lot of my time analyzing the origin of religion and how and why people prefer it so badly. I personally don't think he exists because I overall don't care. I don't see a point to wanting to believe he exists, because I'm completely fine as a human being without his existence to me personally. However, I also think he is merely a mythological creation. We've got all those fairy tales that make up the world of Disney, that are so incredibly famous because they all have one thing in common: a happy ending. And that's why I think people cling to religion like they cling to a good fairy tales... because the idea of death and dying sucks so much, everyone likes the idea of life continuing on... in heaven! The land with no boundaries! But really, in a sense, I'd believe in God the same way I believe in Santa Clause, but I'm too rationalized to see the point in doing so.

Also, like someone else said, I believe the idea that the bible and religion were started when they were because perception was limited. In the times of the bible, there's not one mention of the planets, or microorganism, and that was because they were out of their ability to see. Instead, they decided a sickness was granted because of God, or a meteor was punishment because of God. It was an easy way to believe why everything was happening... because of the act of just ONE entity.

Now, if anything I said was truly accurate, my only question is why all these religious people don't step out of their boxes and agree with me. But they don't. And that alone makes me question how wrong I could be about it because can 90% of the world really be that... different? That close minded? That much of a follower? But then again, everyone thinks Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth too, so maybe it's a lost cause. 90% of the world just really might be that alike.

Side: NOPE
4 points

People used to tell stories to children. These stories are passed on and extended. Children brains can be formed, so children will believe those stories to be true and pass them on. The stories have become religion. That is why people believe in stories from bible, koran etc and therefore think that there is a god. We could also believe to live on a toe nail of a really big giant (guess what the score on a debate with that statement would be...). There is no god unless we have strong indications or proof which we don't so there is no reason to think that this statement is true. Stories from the past are no proof or even indications as they are mostly made up.

If you believe in god, you are brainwashed pretty well by parents and/or society. (to be verified by the fact that your belief matches the belief of people around you...)

Side: NOPE
4 points

No. Many people believe that Gods do exist but till date, there is no definite answer to this question. This has been a myth for centuries. Be it Christians or Buddhists there bound to be some kind of God that these people believe in. Sadly, this has not been scientifically proved that Gods do exist.

No offense but I feel that this is a propaganda to make people devoted to one's religion. See, you go to Churches or the temples and pray, study the bible, etc. But are they really true?

Just like what many people say about Jesus-- he wanted to save his villagers so he sacrificed himself and got pinned(literally hammering his hands and feet) onto logs which make up the letter "t" and was left there to bleed to death. [Sorry if I got the wrong story but it should be something like that]

How true is this? No one can reassure. Any one can just make up stories with no prove and evidence. It depends on how much or how far one believes in that so-called story.

For me, I feel that Science explains almost everything. Without Science, one will not know why or how things work. We would all be a bunch of morons, obeying what others say or do. And because there is no explanation to this, I would rather choose not to believe in this(to a certain extent)

Therefore, I do not go with the motion agreeing that God do exist.

Side: NOPE
4 points

NO.God is really not there..............

It is just an imaginary figure which has created laziness in the minds of the people

Side: NOPE
4 points

No offense, but I don't believe that there is a "spirit" up there who created the world in 6 days, or about Adam and Eve with the apple tree. I believe in the big bang, not the Bible.

Side: NOPE
4 points

The idea of being alone in the universe can be scary. It is comforting to think that there is someone looking out for us, loving us, telling us how to live good lives, saving a place for us after we die, and it is convenient to have an explanation for all the overwhelmingly confusing origins and mechanics of life and nature. I write this specifically with Christianity in mind, but most religions give varying answers to the important questions of how we got here, why we are here, and what happens next. The concept of powerful supernatural being/beings is a very convenient way to allay all those curiosities and keep people from having to think too hard about them.

So for me, it makes sense that the invention of God/gods is just a defense mechanism against confusion and spiritual crises. But the fact is that, despite a diversity of beliefs and 'true paths', no one on this earth knows better than anyone else what the truth is.

Side: NOPE

I do believe in a 'higher power' so to speak, but believing in just one 'God' is foolish.

Side: No
3 points

There is no evidence to show God does exist so, as for now God does not exist.

Side: NOPE
headphoneguy(3) Disputed
1 point

is there any evidence disproving God if not than why comment on this debate.

Side: yes

I personally don't believe in God, but really, why would you waste your time worrying about something like it? Who cares?

Side: Why worry
3 points

God is made for stupid adults and young children to give them a conscience. Nothing more nothing less

Side: NOPE
3 points

No one will ever be able to "prove" that God either exists or doesn't exist. Religion is based on FAITH & feelings, and science is based on FACTS & reasoning. Nary the two shall meet IMHO.

Side: NOPE
2 points

i too believe in god but its just r imagination or it is just in d minds of people who cannot actually do anything without d concern of others, & as it is quite insulting to ask someone every time about everything they do,even though he/she is v.close to us.So old people considered a mythic person to tell 'em wat to do or wat not to do but it is their heart who orders 'em to do d job.And these mythic persons r d great people who once lived on earth & brought glory to the society and altogether every society or religion has a HERO ,so these men & women OR in other words GODS & GODESSES r still considered alive in their spirit or ghost forms.

Wat do people actually do? at d time of crisis or according to students like me, v remember god at d time of exams only.Well,if v see through d indian culture,people put a type of powder on their forehead v which is made of sandal wood,wat people think is dat it purifies their body sins & apply it on d forehead and neck but d main reason y this is done is not seen by d indians. As sandal wood cools d forehead and d neck old people living in past said it was something done for so called the god. So it is simple to understand dat this all was only & only about logic.It is just about d scientific reasons which has forced d people to take it in a way dat is interesting & entertaining too.I still believe dat god does not exist but i will continue to worship it coz it is like a friend who tells me everything or it is just my own conscience.

Side: No
2 points

i too believe in god but its just r imagination or it is just in d minds of people who cannot actually do anything without d concern of others, & as it is quite insulting to ask someone every time about everything they do,even though he/she is v.close to us.So old people considered a mythic person to tell 'em wat to do or wat not to do but it is their heart who orders 'em to do d job.And these mythic persons r d great people who once lived on earth & brought glory to the society and altogether every society or religion has a HERO ,so these men & women OR in other words GODS & GODESSES r still considered alive in their spirit or ghost forms.

Wat do people actually do? at d time of crisis or according to students like me, v remember god at d time of exams only.Well,if v see through d indian culture,people put a type of powder on their forehead v which is made of sandal wood,wat people think is dat it purifies their body sins & apply it on d forehead and neck but d main reason y this is done is not seen by d indians. As sandal wood cools d forehead and d neck old people living in past said it was something done for so called the god. So it is simple to understand dat this all was only & only about logic.It is just about d scientific reasons which has forced d people to take it in a way dat is interesting & entertaining too.I still believe dat god does not exist but i will continue to worship it coz it is like a friend who tells me everything or it is just my own conscience.

Side: NOPE
2 points

no thats it just no. PERIOD. nothing more because its something made up to scare some people and explain thing we could not before the age of tech. so no i believe that there is not so unless he comes down and shakes my hand it will stay that way.

Side: NOPE
2 points

Here's something for you theists to think about: If God did exist, why would he let us be brought down our current path?

Side: NOPE
1 point

He dose not because if he did everything would be awsome.

Side: NOPE
MKIced(2483) Disputed
4 points

It's called the argument for the best of both possible worlds. Either (a), we can have a world with no free will, but at the same time no violence, war, crime, sins, etc. OR (b) we can have a world where we have free will to do what we want, which leads to some people whom abuse their free will to do bad. Which would you rather live in?

Side: yes

Not at all. God is something that people made up so that if something went wrong with their lives, they could have somebody to confide in. If God doesn't solve it, then they have somebody to blame. Then they apologize, and say their life sucks, and confide in him again. And so on and so forth. God is a big waste of time. Stick with science all the way!!! hehehe :P

Side: Why worry
1 point

I think the real question is, DO YOU REALLY EXIST? or, do you believe in miracles? are you a creation of your own imagination?

do you believe in ghosts? I think therefore I am I think? what is the meaning of existence? what is the point? is this reality only yours and yours alone, everyone else you have drummed up to be a part of your existence? do you know why we do not know the answers to all domains of reality? if you knew what is and what is to be, would you still want to be in it? isn't the unknown part of the charm of being at all? the mystery, is still out there.

Side: yes
1 point

IF God exists, where was he before he created the world?

IF we where created in his own image, then we are similar to him, we need to procreate to have children, who procreated to have him?

In our world nothing is unique, there is 2 or more of everything why is there only 1 god? Does he have no friends, colleagues?

Who taught god to create this world?

So far there have been no answers to these questions, and quoting scripture is NOT proof!

I do not quote People Magazine as proof about a celeb being a junkie therefore an ancient version of it doesn't prove the existence of God.

In conclusion, NO God does not exist

Side: NOPE
-5 points
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
3 points

Their were hundreds of people that saw Jesus Christ, the question sure as hell isnt did he exist it would be ' were his words true ? '

Side: yes
10 points

Actually that's not entirely true. The only account of Jesus Christ is the one found in the Bible. Historians have searched for other proof of his existence and found none.

Side: NOPE
poleflux(37) Disputed
2 points

unfortunately there have been people in this world who were told by mere mortals that Jesus is our savior, a man. freedom of religion promotes these things however silly they sound, you see, Mary cheated on Joseph and came up with the best story ever! told and retold even today. give her credit for that, or blame society for its ignorance, I vote stupid

Side: NOPE
MisterGuy(1) Disputed
2 points

One does not have to believe that Jesus was the Lord to believe in his teachings. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (and many other sayings) is smart thinking for just about anyone...regardless of whether or not they came from some fake Sky Fairy.

Side: NOPE
classof011(68) Disputed
3 points

um lool did you proof read ... ? to start off with how did we know that atilla the hun existed ... or the first Pope, or King Louis the VI ... they didnt have cameras back then lool ... In the Bible it was said that Jesus Christ walked down Rome with a cross on his back and more that 95% of sales made from the bible are donations

Side: yes
MisterGuy(1) Disputed
2 points

The Bible was written decades & decades after Jesus supposedly walked the Earth, period.

"more that 95% of sales made from the bible are donations"

What does this prove?? Absolutely nothing!

Side: NOPE