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It is illogical for a non-theist to judge an Almighty God's works/deeds

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RationalMadman
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It is illogical because logically, Any person that judges or determines anything must do so from a criteria. That criteria must be proven. . . . . . . . Justified. . . . . . . . . Beyond the shadow of a doubt. . . . Sufficient and correct. The standard upon that which is used to decide things with, Conclude, Measure and declare things with must be definitive in reason.

Moreover being that this criteria is quite truthfully and logically insubstantial, It could never be up to par to make the topic statement false.

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Round 1
Pro
The description of the debate will serve as the first round.
Con
So I have thought about this debate from many different angles and basically all of them favour Con because of the following:

To the atheist, God is neither real nor so supreme in status and complexity that the atheist things it can't be regarded as something that the atheist has the right to judge.

I am aware that I say 'atheist' as opposed to Deist, Pagan (some Pagans are non-Theists while others are Theistic and even polytheistic), Agnostic and the variants under those sub-categories of non-Theist but the atheist is the most easy example to explain just how logical it is for the non-theist to judge the God of a Theist's religion. In other words, unless you truly believe in and worship the being, you have every logical reason to judge it.
Round 2
Pro
And the logical basis to be able to judge something beyond logic is what ?
Con
It is only beyond logic to the one who believes it even exists to begin with. Both Theists and atheists actually believe God isn't beyond logic, Theists just don't realise that they believe God is limited to logic.

If Theists truly thought God was beyond logic, they wouldn't logically conclude that God exists as this requires you to limit God to the logic in your thinking process. 

Even if I am totally incorrect on that, it is definitely the case that atheists don't see God as beyond logic whatsoever. They logically conclude God isn't real and other variants of non-Theists don't see God as some over-the-top sacred being such that they can't question or use critical thinking to explore the ideas of what God/s is/are and how she/it/they work.
Round 3
Pro
"Both Theists and atheists actually believe God isn't beyond logic, Theists just don't realise that they believe God is limited to logic."

Well atheists of course. That's where this topic derives. But for the theist it doesn't compute any logic entering into it. The Bible speaks of things beyond what logic can explain including God. Now you can make the statement that God is limited to logic and it just wouldn't make sense. It shows you don't know what an ALMIGHTY being is. Now to fix your statement, you can say it is true that theists and anybody else for that matter, contain UNDERSTANDING limited by logic. That's why the rest, you give over to a belief system. Which is what a religion is.

"If Theists truly thought God was beyond logic, they wouldn't logically conclude that God exists as this requires you to limit God to the logic in your thinking process. "

Again it's a religion. Why would logic enter to any conclusion anywhere? It's because these things like miracles, divine revelation and supernatural events that go beyond, extend past logic, you would have to have faith. You surely can't use the scientific method.

"Even if I am totally incorrect on that, it is definitely the case that atheists don't see God as beyond logic whatsoever. They logically conclude God isn't real and other variants of non-Theists don't see God as some over-the-top sacred being such that they can't question or use critical thinking to explore the ideas of what God/s is/are and how she/it/they work."

Well if course, when atheists realize an ALMIGHTY being has an ALMIGHTY knowledge and standard for everything, what possible standard could they use to measure up?

It's not about God being real. You can just go with the premise of the identity to apply a logical response to it. I as a human being cannot apply the same moral standard to an animal(non-person). The intelligence and nature of these things are separate. I cannot apply the same moral standard fit for a human to a non-human. Why? The code of do's and don'ts, rights and wrongs for each are separate as they operate by a separate understanding.

It is a fact, logically so and valid that according to a premise true or not, that an infinite being, designer of all things would have a greater standard than those smaller, with a smaller mind attempting to place a larger mind into.





Con
The being is being judged as almighty if you think it's almighty.
to form, give, or have as an opinion, or to decide about something or someone, especially after thinking carefully

1to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises
2to form an estimate or evaluation of

it's very simple to understand that even a Theist judges God, they just do it involuntarily and indeed illogically. The non-Theist steps back to genuinely do the weighing of likelihood and validity behind the various theories of God(s) and attributes assigned to it/them as well as acts done by them and moral teachings they give or don't give.

God is logically judged by the non-Theist as God doesn't surpass judgement in the eyes of a truly rational being. It's that simple.
Round 4
Pro

"The being is being judged as almighty if you think it's almighty."


What premise are you going by? Certainly not the one for this debate.  You have to go by the religious claim and definition. This is why you get off track coming up with your own stuff.




"it's  very simple to understand that even a Theist judges God, they just do it involuntarily and indeed illogically. The non-Theist steps back to genuinely do the weighing of likelihood and validity behind the various theories of God(s) and attributes assigned to it/them as well as acts done by them and moral teachings they give or don't give."


So does this mean that a person is able to have a higher standard to judge the works of the being that established ALL standards? All as in ALMIGHTY. IS THAT LOGICAL? IS THAT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE? The problem once more is, you're not going along with the premise. Sometimes you have to consider these things for the sake of arguing.




"God is logically judged by the non-Theist as God doesn't surpass judgement in the eyes of a truly rational being. It's that simple."




What's your proof for this entire statement?




First off, a person can probably do anything in attempt to use logic. But according to the premise of God, a creator, of all things, including logic, which came first? God or logic? If you say logic, that is your God. 


You have to display that you or a person can have as much knowledge as a thing that's an inventor of logic in order to be able to calculate, analyze anything up that high to ad infinitum. Last time I checked, humans do not know all things, understand all things, to be on that level to circumvent that high a criteria . It is however highly rationale to conclude you as a person will not have the criteria to match.


According to the religious belief of God, start with that.









Con
Pro is only asking me questionsat this point, ones I have already answered.