Roman Catholicism is False
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In this debate I will attempt to use a reductio ad absurdum to prove that my Catholic opponent is lying to themselves, and therefore unconsciously to us all, by professing to believe in their religion.
- not real, but made to look or seem real:
- not correct:
- not sincere or expressing real emotions:
- A false friend is not loyal or cannot be trusted.
- (of people or their manner) dishonest or not sincere:
Even if everything my opponent said was true, that still does not prove tjhat Catolicism is false, it would just prove that I am not a DEDICATED Catholic.
if every Catholic attempted to become a martyr there would soon be none left --- thus the act of attempting to become a martyr contradicts the very motivation for doings so.
How does PRO know that every true Catholic seeks to get the highest chance of heaven?
How does he know that I am a Catholic, or that I haven't tried to pettition for martyrdom?
Worse for PRO's case is the fact that the resolution and his description contradicts each other methodolically, by virtue of one of them requiring a religious debate to confirm or debunk and the other requiring an interwiev of me personally.
Since they contradict each other it is the title that matters.
the resolution asserts a universal "falseness" of Catholicism
In this debate I will ... prove that my Catholic opponent is lying ... by professing to believe in their religion.
Some people are actually 100% dedicated to eternal happiness, and some people are actually martyrs
Jesus himself taught us to be selfless, and to spread the good news around the world.
If every Catholic became martyr, and thusly catholicism died out, then no more people would get saved.
For me to become a martyr without needing to would be a selfish act;
me attempting to become a martyr would mean that I put my own desire for heaven above the need of other people to come to heaven --- thus contradicting Jesus's command to be selfless.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. — Jesus, in John 15:13-17
if I had tried to "trick" God into sending me to heaven by becomming a martyr