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Debate Score:21
Arguments:22
Total Votes:23
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Is religious faith more important than morality?

Yes

Side Score: 7
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No

Side Score: 14
1 point

This is a loaded question. Was king David moral when he put a woman that he lusted for's husband on the front line in battle to be killed in order to get her? Were the apostles moral when they cursed someone with blindness for lying about a business transaction? Was God immoral for telling Hosea to go and pick "any" prostitue that he wanted to be his wife?

Side: Yes

To the believer it is. No one can tell a believer that morality is independent of his/her Faith.

Side: Yes
0 points

From what it sounds like, the only important thing is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior and it doesn't matter if you are moral.

Side: Yes

Without faith you just might be a bigot. There is no point in morals like being agaist homosexuality if you have no religious reasons!

Side: Yes
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
4 points

Being religous does not stop you being a bigot in fact i've met a lot of bigoted religous people hating other people because they follow another religion or just a different version of their own, the Klu Klux Klan were Christians but very bigoted, Westboro Baptist Church hateful bunch of people with no morals but still Christian.

Let me get this straight being against Homosexuality is bigoted unless your religous? Wow thats fucked, its bigoted irrelevant of the excuse your using and why does using religion as an excuse make you better than someone who just thinks homosexuality is "yucky".

Side: No
1 point

Eh, good point. Isn't the westboro baptist chrch the church that sings "Gods hates the world and all her people" even though most Christians say that Jesus loves everyone? Okay, I can be a bigot, It's not really that I think I am beter the homosexuals, it's how I think they are "yucky". Bigot or not I have the right to my opinion!

Side: Yes
Sitara(11080) Clarified
1 point

While I loathe his bigotry, he makes a good point. Religion is the only reason to disagree with homosexuality.

Side: Yes
hannah165(520) Disputed
2 points

Not everyone believes in god. That doesn't make them a bad person.

Side: No
2 points

No it is not. Faith comes down to your beliefs. Morality determines your actions and your interactions with others. Some people rely on their religious faith as a foundation for living a moral life. But many non-religious people also live moral lives. So religious faith is not necessary to be a moral person. I would say that morality, or how to differentiate right from wrong and act accordingly, is more important.

Side: No
1 point

No. You do not have to be religious to be moral. .

Side: No
7thDebater(294) Clarified
2 points

True, however if you are religious then you are most likely moral. (depending on religion)

Side: Yes
Sitara(11080) Clarified
1 point

Correct. It depends on the religion though. .

Side: Yes
1 point

Abraham thought so when God asked him to kill Isaac, his son, but God saw that he was going to and thought to Himself, "wow that's fucked up, he's actually going to do it! better stop him before it's too late..."

Side: No
2 points

No, he was testing Abraham's faith. Would he obey? Of course God wasn't going to have him kill his son, thats fucked up. Abraham had to trust God even though it sounded fucked up at the time.

Side: Yes
1 point

You can be moral and tell the difference between whats right and wrong without religion and you can be immoral and religous, so morality is more important.

Side: No
1 point

In my opinion, being a moral person trumps being religious. Anybody can be "religious." Jeffery Dahmer was baptized and considered himself a Christian, does that mean he is going to heaven? In my opinion God would rather you be a moral person, and live an honest, compassionate life, rather than claim to be religious while sinning. Even if you have never been to Church.

Side: No
1 point

Being moral means being able to discern from right and wrong. Being religious means being faithful and following the 'commandments' of the religion. Both are equally important actually but none is more important than the other. Without morality, a person would follow the religion blindly.

Side: No
1 point

no...never, it is the only quality which shows you are human.

Side: No