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THBT: The God of the Christian bible likely does exists

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All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

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With 4 votes and 28 points ahead, the winner is ...

Bones
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Religion
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One week
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One week
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God -the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
no kritik

Round 1
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Thx doc I'll give you a short one since I don't think you'll be comign back. 

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The anti ontological argument 

P1. The creation of the universe is the most marvellous achievement imaginable. 

P2. It is more impressive to complete act X whilst you are handicapped than when you are completely able
  • What is more impressive, me running a 100-meter sprint in my full form, or me running with one leg. Obviously, me completing the same sprint but handicapped is more impressive. It follows that therefore, the more handicapped I am, the more impressive me running 100 metres is. The same applies for the creation of the universe. 
P3. The most formidable handicap possible for a creator would be there non-existence 
  • Truism 
P4. If p1 then it is conceivable that the greatest feat would be to create the mankind while not existing. 
 
P5. An existing God would not be greatest conceivable creator, as an even more incredible creator would be a God which did not exist
 
C1. God does not exist.

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Application of Occam's Razor 
 
  • The Occam's Razor, also known as the law of parsimony states that “plurality should not be posited without necessity”. The principle deems a theory most likely if it has the least ontological commitments when compared with other theories. The principle can also be expressed as “entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity” [12]. Thus, my application of Occam's Razor can be framed by theism versus metaphysical naturalism [13]. Whilst Metaphysical naturalism has only two ontological commitments (the physical universe and the laws that govern it), Theism has three commitments (the physical universe, the laws that govern it and a divine being). 
    • Hence, the theory sans the inclusion of God is deemed a priori most likely.
      • Thus, the resolution is upheld as the contrapositive would dictate if the theory not including God is likely, then it would logically entail that the theory including God is unlikely.

Round 2
Pro
Forfeited
Con
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