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Yes. No.
Debate Score:89
Arguments:94
Total Votes:90
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Is Jesus the way, the truth, and the life?

Yes.

Side Score: 45
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No.

Side Score: 44
3 points

Yes, He is!

Side: Yes.
1 point

You're such a troll.

Side: No.
Srom(12203) Disputed
1 point

lol ahahahahahahahahahahahahah. No!

Side: Yes.

If you're a Christian then yes, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. If you aren't a Christian then he most likely holds little to no significance in your life. Either option is fine.

Side: Yes.
1 point

If you're a Christian then yes, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. If you aren't a Christian then he most likely holds little to no significance in your life. Either option is fine.

In other words, you can be a proponent of filicide, misogyny and slavery, or you can stand in opposition of these things.

Your position is that either option is fine?

Side: No.

I love how you automatically assume that being a Christian requires you to favor such things knowing most people don't. If God did it then I can't really be mad or anything. It was God. He does whatever he wants.

Where did God favor filicide?

God loves all of his creation and the bible tells us that we have to treat others kindly.

Do you unrerstand that the slavery that America experienced was far worse than what really happened back in the day when selling yourself into slavery was the norm? It was the norm. Their morality up held it so I don't see any reason to hate them for it.

Anr yes, you can either believe in Jesus or not. Either of those options are fine.

Side: No.
1 point

I don't think by being Christian Jesus just "becomes" the way, truth, and life. Just because Jesus has some importance in your life doesn't mean it is your entire life, completely true, and the only way for you to live. I think it's fine to think of Jesus being a huge part of your life, but he cannot be the only part.

Now, I'm not Christian, but I do think it's worrisome when people take religion to the extremes of making it their entire life. I feel like it goes against what the creators of the religion were trying to do.

Side: No.
1 point

It actually involves putting Jesus, or God, before everything in your life. You are tp rely on him to show you the way. Thats why Christians say "Lord willing". They want to do things in accordance to the Lord's will.

Now, I'm not Christian, but I do think it's worrisome when people take religion to the extremes of making it their entire life.

That is the point of religion. A true Christian will place Jesus before everything and do as he advised. A religious person is supposed to make relogion their entire life. The bible tells people this all the time.

Side: Yes.
1 point
Side: Yes.

You need to defend your beliefs with words as well as links. .

Side: Yes.
dadman(1701) Disputed
1 point

"You need to defend your beliefs with words as well as links"

I believe that Jesus is the way / truth and life .. someone have a problem w/ that ??

Side: No.

Who is downvoting who? I saw that 43 downvotes happened. .

Side: Yes.
1 point

yes and im muslim, we belive all the prophets were the way the truth and the life

Side: Yes.

It is all in the mind of the beholder. If someone truly believes in this passage, nothing can take that belief away.

Side: Yes.

you cant handle the truth....

be sure to watch it all...the ending may surprise you
Side: No.
lolzors93(3225) Disputed
1 point

http://thedevineevidence.com/jesus_similarities.html Here is a nice little article on how Jesus is in no way copied from any pagan figure.

Side: Yes.
2 points

Hmm why is it the more research you do, the more Christianity makes sense...hmmm

Side: Yes.

Couldn't of put it better myself. I don't know why this argument is so popular when it has been debunked over and over again?

Side: Yes.
QuestionMan(603) Disputed
1 point

That comes from the movie Zeitgeist which has been debunked over and over...........

Most of the similarities are made up.

Side: Yes.
1 point

the 3 zeitgeists films are so good...they should be showing them to high school students. aside from the religion stuff in Z...those movies are full of need to know/understand info.

fuck you, fuck jesus christ and fuck that over used word "debunked"...let be guess the bible debunked it? and im going to burn in hell for blasphemy (the most unforgivable sin! lol?

so you dont believe thats one hell of a coincidence about the sun being at its lowest point (southern crux/cross) for 3 days RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and then coming back to life? or did that scientific fact copy the farce of JC?

Side: No.
2 points

I do not believe him to be so.

I can mostly accept that he may have existed, but our knowledge of him and his life comes purely from the Bible and I highly doubt Biblical Veracity.

And, honestly, I consider his role in Christianity to be somewhat nonsensical. I don't see the logic in punishing all humans for the transgression of Adam and Eve. I don't think it is helpful to assume that we were born evil and need "saving" before we are even old enough to be held accountable for our actions. I don't understand why everyone who lived before his time gets arbitrarily screwed out of eternal life. I don't get how his one sacrifice cleans our slate so long as we recognize it. I don't get how you can even call it a sacrifice if he knew he would be coming back.

As far as his moral teachings, if you strip away the specific characteristics of the religion, his philosophy is much like that of the Buddha and other figures before and since, not exactly unique.

Side: No.
lolzors93(3225) Disputed
2 points

I can mostly accept that he may have existed, but our knowledge of him and his life comes purely from the Bible and I highly doubt Biblical Veracity.

There are multiple accounts of Him outside of the Bible.

I don't understand why everyone who lived before his time gets arbitrarily screwed out of eternal life.

Those who were before were saved by faith in the coming Messiah. The Old Testament is littered with prophesies for Him. Refer to Hebrews 11.

I don't get how his one sacrifice cleans our slate so long as we recognize it.

Jesus died for His elect, or His family, those whom He foreknew, or fore-loved. No one else was died for. Those whom He died for necessarily will believe.

I don't get how you can even call it a sacrifice if he knew he would be coming back.

He bore an eternity of Hell on the cross. I'd call that a sacrifice.

Side: Yes.
MuckaMcCaw(1968) Disputed
2 points

There are multiple accounts of Him outside of the Bible.

From the time he was alive? From people who actually met him? All of the accounts I have heard of were from people who weren't even born yet when he died on the cross. All they had to go by was what his followers and enemies believed about him, which was already the exact legends that would fill the NT, and none was from first hand experience.

Jesus died for His elect, or His family, those whom He foreknew, or fore-loved. No one else was died for. Those whom He died for necessarily will believe.

Then there is no point to conversion or indoctrination. People like me have no option, so why do so many try to convince me to join up?

He bore an eternity of Hell on the cross. I'd call that a sacrifice.

If it is all undone three days later, especially if you know it will be, it is no sacrifice. True sacrifice means accepting that what you give up may never be regained.

Side: No.
1 point

There are multiple accounts of Him outside of the Bible. Where?

Side: Yes.
Faithful2God(24) Disputed
1 point

John 14:6 - Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Jesus is the only path to the heavenly father. You are punished for disobeying God and doing things against his divine will.

Side: Yes.
MuckaMcCaw(1968) Disputed
1 point

The relevance and veracity of scripture have yet to be demonstrated. Jesus may claim to be the way, but argue the path isn't even valid.

Side: No.
2 points

i wouldn't say that, but he does keep my yard looking great.

Side: No.

That reminds me of the Jesus joke I said to my Mom. She was not happy. LOL.

Side: No.

ALLAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (explosion sound)

Side: No.

Hi I am new here. I don't believe in jesus. I have my reasons I will open my self up later and tell why but for know I am still learning about this website.

Side: No.
Hellno(17758) Disputed
3 points

Hi I am new here

LOL Anyone that starts off like that.... is lying.

Side: Yes.
GuitarGuy(6096) Clarified
3 points

Yeah, that's almost always the case... And he loves animals. I guess goodmale is back.

Side: Yes.
1 point

Why are you here if you refuse to debate? .

Side: Yes.
1 point

For me, no.

Besides, put aside the ridiculous deterministic view, there is no 'way'. Enough with the anthropocentric argument.

The truth? In what sense?

The life? No, there are many better ways to live frankly.

Side: No.

Define what you mean by "the way, the truth, and the life". It seems to me to be awfully vague, is Jesus the way to heaven? I don't see any reason to think heaven exists. Is Jesus the way to spiritual growth? I think spirituality at it's worse is fantasy, and at it's best a loaded term. Is Jesus the way to good morality? I honestly don't think so, morality is innate. What truth is Jesus? The truth of his existence? apparently some theological historians say so, though I haven't come across the evidence personally, however in any case, I doubt he was a man whom could walk on water and perform miracles. Truth of his religion? I don't see why it would be true. Was jesus the life, as in, is "the life" or I suppose the way one ought to live life, supposed to be in the name of Jesus? I don't see any compelling reason.

Side: No.
1 point

What i mean is if He is the only way to be saved or not. :)

Side: Yes.

Ok. To follow Jesus and Christianity is in no way bad, however I think it is dangerous to make the teachings of the Bible the center of your life.

In ancient times (lets say, the ancient Greeks) there were many myths that were used to explain the world, and to give teachings on how to act. Today, we see them as fictional, but still as life lessons that the Greeks chose to follow. One may look at a Greek myth and find a lesson in it that applies to them today, and then allow it to influence their life.

However, that same person would not call the story that taught the lessons "the truth." Rather, it would be seen as a fable, merely meant to teach the lessons. Everything Jesus taught is not meant to be taken literally. The stories are meant to be read and then applied to your own life, mixed in with all of your current and past experiences. If your entire life is based around the teachings of Jesus, then you cannot create any life for yourself. You lose your individuality and the ability to live your own life. By confining yourself to just the way of Jesus, you lose all the imagination and progress and originality that comes with humanity. It is perfectly all right to follow the teachings of the Bible, as long as you are following them AS WELL as following your own thoughts and reasoning.

So, no, Jesus the not the way, truth, and life, but, if you choose so, it may be a part of all three.

Side: No.

Jesus shouldn't be anybody's ''way'' the truth he portraits is SO sad, and let alone being the life. If anything, murders all over the world have been thanks to him

Side: No.