Archive for June, 2013

PalTalk Shines !

PalTalk Shines in hosting speakers in the Christianity Section.  Some well-known personalities like Eric Hovind and Dan Barker have come to PalTalk for speaking events.  Eric Hovind said it was, “tons of fun” and he is returning on July 10th.  Many other speakers have been invited to the Battle of Good and Evil room and we anticipate scheduling them in the near future.  The event calendar will be updated in the Battle of Good and Evil room as more speakers are scheduled.  Be sure to come check us out!

 

Topic for Debate (dschiff argument) 11 June 2013

1. Premise: If a being causes suffering (directly or indirectly) by doing something that it does not need to do then it has caused unnecessary suffering.
2. God is a wholly non-contingent being.
3. From 2. God doesn’t need anything that is not himself.
4. From 3. By creating, God has created something that is not himself.
5. From 3 & 4. By creating, God has created something that he doesn’t need.
6. From 5. By creating something he doesn’t need, God has done something that he doesn’t need to do.
7. God’s act of creating has caused suffering.
8. Therefore, God has caused suffering (directly or indirectly) by doing something that he doesn’t need to do.
9. From 1 and 8. God has caused unnecessary suffering.