Instigator / Pro
4
1320
rating
264
debates
40.91%
won
Topic
#5287

God exists

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Better arguments
0
3
Better sources
2
2
Better legibility
1
1
Better conduct
1
1

After 1 vote and with 3 points ahead, the winner is...

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Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
1
Time for argument
Two days
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Multiple criterions
Voting system
Open
Contender / Con
7
1494
rating
11
debates
40.91%
won
Description

God definition:

"the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being."

Round 1
Pro
#1
"In an Isolated Tribe
I’ve shared this in Unseen Footprints before, but it’s worth telling again. It comes from a missionary named Ben Staggs about his first visit to the Boshu people, an extremely isolated group in Ethiopia’s Me’en territory. On arrival, Ben and his team were welcomed by a local named Golon Kabule. ‘We sat down and spoke a bit,’ Ben says, ‘explaining that we had come to tell them of “God’s talk”. I described who God is, what He is like, and where He lives.’"

"But Golon interrupted. ‘We must follow Christosi,’ he said, using the Me’en word for Christ. Astonished, as Christ’s name hadn’t even been mentioned, Ben asked where Golon had heard that name. Golon explained that Christ had appeared to him in a dream, told him it was he who had given Golon his life, blood and bones, and that Golon was to follow him. Christ then said that in just five days someone would come to tell him about following that path.
Ben and his team had landed on the fifth day."

Con
#2
Your story could be proof of divine interference, or your story could just be the product of a translation error.
If your story is proof of divine interference, then tell me why God would care to send a messenger into Golon Kabule's dream.
It seems more plausible that outside factors influenced Golon Kabule into giving Ben Staggs an interesting story.
But who knows? They say that God works in mysterious ways.

The burden of proof is on my opponent to give me a good reason for why god exists.
My opponent's one reason does not hold up.
Even if you believe in God, you can probably agree that my opponent's reasoning is inconclusive.