Posted: Aug 13, 2013 6:48 pm
by Calilasseia

Debate Closed: ... l#p1808467

Welcome to the re-vamped formal debate forum.

The protagonists in this formal debate will consider the proposition "A deity exists," with Mick defending the proposition and lobawad opposing.

The debate will conform to the following format, as agreed by both participants.

  1. An opening post from each participant, consisting of < 2001 words.
  2. Three reply posts from each participant, consisting of < 1001 words,
  3. A closing post from each participant, consisting of < 501 words.
  4. References and/or quotes from external sources will be excluded from the word count.
  5. Replies must be posted within 14 days. An extension of 7 days may be permitted only with the agreement of both parties.

A debate comment thread has been made available for the purpose of observer commentary: Peanut Gallery: A Deity Exists.

Participants in the debate are expressly forbidden from posting to the commentary thread until the debate is concluded. Only Mick and lobawad will be permitted to post to this thread - members who post here will have their comments deleted. Additionally, the usual terms and conditions of the Forum Users' Agreement apply throughout the debate.

Mick, as the defender of the proposition, will post first and the debaters will then post alternately. I now invite Mick to post his opening remarks.