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Topic

Resolved: On balance, the Christian doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement is ethically tenable.

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Category
Religion
Time for argument
Two weeks
Voting system
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Voting period
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Point system
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Contender / Con
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I, PRO, believe that, on balance, the Christian doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement is ethically tenable. As CON, you believe that the Christian doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement is ethically indefensible.

As instigator, PRO retains the BoP. CON is only required to rebut PRO's arguments.

DEFINITIONS:

On balance: All things considered.

Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA): For the purposes of this debate, PSA is defined as the doctrine that states that God, in the form of Jesus Christ, sacrificed himself of his own accord on behalf of humanity, paying the penalty of sin due to humanity in order to exercise mercy over humanity whilst upholding cosmic justice.

Ethically tenable: Not obviously or demonstrably unjust, all things considered. Able to be defended ethically.

STRUCTURE:
R1- PRO Constructive & CON Constructive
R2-3- Fluid attack/defense. No set structure here.

RULESET:
1. No new arguments made in final round
2. No trolling
3. You must follow the debate structure
4. No plagiarism
5. Must follow debate definitions.

RULESET PENALTY:
If the ruleset is broken, the penalty will be the loss of a conduct point. By accepting the debate, the contender accepts the RULESET and the RULESET PENALTY.

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