The Ongoing Battle Between Islam and Atheism (Debate)

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A debate between myself and a Muslim woman from Egypt. We go into detail on matters of science, philosophy, and theology.
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Introduction

In what is likely just the first of the major debates I’ll be having with theists, I have been debating a woman from Egypt who is Muslim. I’ve decided (and she has agreed) to publicise the responses we’ve sent back and forth, just in case anyone’s interested, and to make it easier to link to the discussion. I’ll try to keep it all up-to-date as the debate progresses.

The responses are often quite long, the longest being 5465 words, so they are in expandable text sections. Hover or click the areas to expand them. You can also click the titles to open the pastebin source of each part.

The debate is still ongoing, and I will post an update on the site when a new part is added.

The Start of the Debate

The backstory of how the debate started is not necessary and won’t be included here. The only relevant starting point is that I was presented with three YouTube videos which promoted Muslim ideas. My first response was a direct critique of those videos, and can be found below.

Direct links: Video 1, Video 2, Video 3.

The Responses

These responses are exactly as they were when sent, with the exception of any messages that were intended to be private but were included in the document for convenience. Nothing of any substance in the debate has been removed or changed in any way.

The notation in brackets is important. The first item is the ID of the response, (eg. A1), there is then an arrow if the response is directed at another response (eg. -> A1). The items themselves consist of three possible parts. The first is a capital letter symbolising the person (eg. A), in this case, I am A and my opponent is B. Next is a number, which indicates the ’round’ of the response. Next is a lower-case letter which indicates the part.

The responses are listed in chronological order.

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At this point, the debate went off track a bit, after some very intermittent conversation on IM, we resumed doing long-form posts, but not in response to any of the previous posts.

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