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Debate Score:22
Arguments:21
Total Votes:23
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Would You Change Your Religious Beliefs?

If indesputible proof was found definitively proving or disproving the existence of God, would you change your beliefs? If you were an atheist/agnostic/irreligious, would you become religious? If you were an Evangelical Christian, would you become an atheist?

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Side Score: 7
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As an atheist, I don't waste time believing in things that have no concrete evidence supporting them. However, if someone were to provide that evidence, I would change my beliefs. Then the question becomes, what counts as "concrete evidence"?

Side: yes

Well, according to thePyg, a fist bump is all you need as proof.... dude ;)

Side: yes
1 point

It's no longer a 'belief' if it's proven to be absolutely true. It's a fact. If you stare something in the face and deny its existence something is seriously wrong with you.

Yeah, if there was 100% concrete proof of a certain religion being true then I guess I wouldn't really have a choice.

Side: yes
1 point

I'd like to agree with you, but there are certain cases where people willfully ignore evidence in preference of religious ideals. Evolution is the prime example.

I'd imagine if someone invented a time machine tomorrow, that would let an individual witness a million of years of evolution instantly, you'd still have doubters who'd brush it off as "the devil trying to confuse them".

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, I would. But I would actually have to meet God and give him a fist bump before I could believe that he exists.

that's the only true "evidence" one can believe.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, if there was actual proof that there is no God, and I mean legitimate proof, I would denounce my faith, being that it is wrong. The only problem with this- what kind of physical evidence can one get against God?

Side: yes

Well, according to thePyg, you would have to give him a fist bump and that would be that ;)

Side: yes

Sure, I've done it before. I went from being a Roman Catholic to being a Jehovah's Witness (I may have knocked on your door once ;). I was going to become Jewish once (I mean, they let Sammy Davis Jr. in so they'll let just about anyone in, right?) except that there was this small issue about a delicate operation and I was like, "uh..., No!" :)

Side: yes
1 point

So that was you! What don't you understand about "no soliciting"? ;)

Side: yes

Oh, you are so going to burn in hell ;)

I don't think the old Mighty is going to accept, "Sorry, I had a no soliciting sign on the door so I never got to hear the word."

Side: yes
1 point

Not fundamentally but the Religion itself, yes. That is to say I believe more in the Bible than any religion has ever taught me. Should I find a religion that suited me better, yes, I would change. I live by the Ten Commandments, The Golden Rule and the teachings of Jesus. These are things I cannot argue with for they bring out the very best in me.

Side: yes
1 point

Definitely. And since I am a Roman Catholic with strong belief in God. I will strongly hold onto my faith. But I am open for anything, that is science is for being open for new discoveries.

Side: yes
1 point

Prove to me God exists, and I'll switch over in no time. That's all I'm really waiting for anyway. But don't expect me to start going to church... I friggin hate those places.

Side: yes
1 point

Just to play the devil's advocate, I'll point out that the majority of the world's population holds some sort of religious conviction, even if the specifics of those convictions differ wildly. To this extent, I'd argue that something about the nature of religion helps people cope with stress, and that giving up those beliefs, even in the face of religion, might not be wise.

Side: No

I think religion keeps people from killing each other..... ;)

Side: No

I used to be a roman catholic, but never saw change, i later met the true God and became a christian and thats when things really started to change. My life changed, i understood Gods love for me and how jesus suffered in order to save me and well right now i think ive actually found what i needed. Praise Jesus

Side: No
ledhead818(637) Disputed
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"i later met the true God"

Is that metaphorical? I truly hope so.

Side: yes