Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Debate Preface

My first live oral debate (which can be seen on YouTube) was about the first premise of this moral argument:
  1. If God does not exist, then objective morality does not exist.
  2. Objective morality does exist.
  3. Conclusion: therefore God exists.
That debate was kind of flop—I won, but I won too easily since my opponent basically agreed with me that the first premise is true (he initially denied the first premise only by redefining morality; when using “morality” in it is normal sense, he agreed that this sort of morality probably doesn’t exist if atheism is true).

Recently I was invited to do a debate on the first premise with a particular individual (leaving the platform to us debaters) and I volunteered my blog. You can see my opening statement here.