Started by dtq123, July 16, 2015, 07:46:45 PM
Quote from: doorknob on July 16, 2015, 10:20:33 PMMake sure the burden of proof is where it should be.
Quote from: doorknob on July 16, 2015, 10:35:54 PMI just think the burden of proof is always on the person making the claim. No claim is the default position.
Quote from: doorknob on July 16, 2015, 10:35:54 PMI'm not saying you should never take the burden of proof if you are quite confident in your debate skills.
Quote from: doorknob on July 16, 2015, 10:35:54 PMAt any rate I would love to see this debate unfold if it happens.
Quote from: doorknob on July 16, 2015, 10:59:45 PMMatt Dillahunty now has his own channel on youtube some videos are dedicated to help you be better at debates. I recommend watching a few of his videos just for the heck of it. You can start with this one.
Quote from: Solitary on July 17, 2015, 08:12:04 PMThis should be good, one side saying God exists with no proof, and the other saying He doesn't with no proof.
Quote from: Jason_Harvestdancer on July 20, 2015, 09:43:43 PMThe positive claim here is that Atheism is more rational. This is not a debate about the existence of God, although the existence of God is a factor.Given that the positive claim is that Atheism is more rational, the burden of proof is on dtq123 to demonstrate that Atheism is more rational.But I have not seen any response form KingJ.
Quote from: dtq123 on July 16, 2015, 07:46:45 PMI hereby publicly wish to publicly debate KingJ on the matter of religion. I will prove to KingJ that a belief in Atheism is rational. I have said in my past that I have nothing against religion and I stand by that.I am going to prove that Atheism is rational, and nothing moreI will debate only under two conditions:a. The Burden of Proof is on me to convince you that I am rational in the belief that there is no biblical god. If I fail at this attempt, only my belief is at stake, since there are many types of atheism. Thus you also surrender your right to insult my other friends based on their believes.b. Semantics are to be defined at the beginning of the round, as are basic questions about belief. This is to prevent any of us from moving the goal posts.The following questions are to be answered before the debate starts: 1. Does god exist?2. Does god of the bible exist?3. Does god have to love all his creations?4. Does god have the power to know anything?5. Does god have the power to do anything?6. Does god have the power to contradict himself?7. Does god have the power to make decisions?8. Does god have the power to change what is right and wrong?9. Does god have the power to give freewill to his creations?10. Does god have the power to be surprised?11. Does god have the power to be hateful?11. Does Satan exist?12. Does your god require worship?13. Does your god have a divine plan?14. Is the creation story true?15. Is Jesus the son of God?16. Is Jesus God?17. Is your god perfect?18. Is the bible meant to be taken literally?19. Is the god of the Old Testament the same as the god in the New Testament?20. Do you accept all the answers above as your final answers?