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English Debate Club

This week's topic:

Is there a God?

A nice light topic ;-) Can we ever conclusively decide? Should we? Does it matter? Is the burden of proof upon believers or non believers? The definition of "God" varies between religions, and between organized religion and deist spirituality: does this point to existence in all forms, or people making it up as they go along?

The English Debate Club:

Challenge and improve your English skills with lively discussions and debates! Sometimes we stick to debate format, other times it evolves into a general discussion.

Topics will be set at least a week in advance (please feel free to message the group leader with topic suggestions) and participants are welcome to prepare beforehand or wing it - but everyone will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion. Teams will be assigned on the night, so be prepared to argue either side of the debate. There will be some preparation time once teams are assigned.

Focus will be on crafting arguments in English, phrasing for emphasis and expanding vocabulary at an advanced level. Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills very welcome also!

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  • Lennart

    Thank you for a great evening once again, everybody! Here's my obligatory movie recommendation that touches on today's topic: Dogma from 1999 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120655). Watch out for the surprise ending. ;) Have a great time and see you all in May/June!

    1 · January 29, 2013

    • Ahsan S.

      I would suggest a book here "God created Integers" by Stephen Hawkins & many other mathematicians, could be a good spare bedmate :-) Science works...!

      January 29, 2013

    • Verena P.

      Dogma really is an amazing movie :D

      1 · January 29, 2013

  • Maria B.

    I totally believe in English Debate Club!)

    2 · January 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      On what evidence Maria?! ;-))

      1 · January 29, 2013

    • Maria B.

      Oh, Jesus!-)))

      1 · January 29, 2013

  • Ahsan S.

    Possible headbanging expected from creationists & evolutionists :-)

    January 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well we've managed a few risky topics without any headbanging so I'm sure we will emerge from this one unscathed too!

      January 23, 2013

    • Tony E.

      Umm.. Arent we supposed to have this discussion on tuesday? ;)

      1 · January 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fair point Ashan - two hours isn't really long enough to find a conclusion on most of our topics! It's not really about reaching a conclusion, or even consensus (sorry Swedes ;-) ), but just having an interesting discussion and maybe coming across a new idea or point of view!

    3 · January 23, 2013

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