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Does God Exist? (2002)

Dr. Bill Cooke of the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists engages a short, Internet debate on whether God exists with Imran Aijaz of the Auckland University Islamic Society. The debate was moderated by Richard Carrier. All parties agreed to four rounds, with a limit of 1500 words each.



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Cooke-Aijaz Debate: Bill Cooke’s Second Rebuttal

Does God Exist? (2002) Bill Cooke’s Second Rebuttal: Super Duper’s (or Was It Hyper Mega’s) Last Gasp One really wonders what value there is in thrashing out questions of the existence of God. The evidence against the existence of any sort of god is so overwhelming as to be hardly worth arguing. And, as I […]

The Cooke-Aijaz Debate: Bill Cooke’s Closing Statement

Does God Exist? (2002) Bill Cooke’s Closing Statement: Behold the new god! Anthropocentric conceit! Having lunged and parried in cyberspace on the question of the possible existence of a god, how far have we got? I doubt anyone’s mind has been changed significantly. All that has probably happened as a result of these exchanges is […]

Cooke-Aijaz Debate: Opening Statement by Bill Cooke

Does God Exist? (2002) Opening Statement by Bill Cooke The Folly of the Super-dupers There is a beach at the northern extremity of New Zealand called the Ninety-Mile Beach. Oddly enough, the beach is ninety miles long. Imagine how many grains of sand there must be on this beach. Tens of millions? Now imagine one […]

Cooke-Aijaz Debate: Bill Cooke’s First Rebuttal

Does God Exist? (2002) Bill Cooke’s First Rebuttal: Super Duper Defended…or Was It Hyper Mega? The opening statement of Mr Aijaz was a worthwhile, although unsuccessful, effort to retrieve some credibility for a cause long recognised as irrevocably lost by the vast majority of academics. But more than this, his arguments underscored the main point […]