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Are all Orthodox Christians bigots?

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Position: For
The following is a debate between myself and @CYDdharta . I will argue in the affirmative.

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  • Affirmative Constructive | Position: For
    Happy_KillbotHappy_Killbot 5326 Pts   -  

    Are all Orthodox Christians bigots? I would argue that in order for one to be considered an Orthodox Christian, that they must necessarily be considered a bigot as a portion of that which is required to carry that title.

    Definitions:

    Orthodox Christian: According to Wikipedia, an Orthodox Christian is: “the term orthodox refers to the set of doctrines which were believed by the early Christians. A series of ecumenical councils were held over a period of several centuries to try to formalize these doctrines.”

    The definition I will use will be condensed to the following: An Orthodox Christian is any individual who holds the beliefs and dogmas delineated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.

    Bigot: According to Merriam-Webster:  a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especiallyone who regards or treats the members of a group (such as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

     

    Argument:

    P1: An Orthodox Christian believes that others should be converted to their religion, is opposed to LGBTQ rights & marriage, and do not accept the beliefs of others.

    P2: If one believes that others should be converted to their religion, is opposed to LGBTQ rights & marriage, and do not accept the beliefs of others, they are intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices

    P3: If one believes that others should be converted to their religion, is opposed to LGBTQ rights & marriage, and has championed racism they are a bigot

    =>  An Orthodox Christian is a bigot.


    Defense of the logic

    The above is a deductive argument, meaning that if the premises are true the conclusion must be. This means that if I can show the premises true, then the conclusion must be true.

    P1: This first premise can be defended in two ways. First, I must convince you that there is such a thing as an Orthodox Christian and indeed that thing is objective. Although probing minds is beyond our capability, we can demonstrate that human minds can hold values, and that the Orthodox Church has values which Humans can hold. Therefore, there must be such a thing as an Orthodox Christian. Second, I must demonstrate that Orthodox Christians hold the beliefs I have suggested they do. Keep in mind that because I define an Orthodox Christian as one who believes in the official teachings of the church, that an individual who describes themselves as an Orthodox Christian but has divergent beliefs does not meet my definition.

    Here is evidence for the 3 claims:

    1. Belief that others should convert to their religion: http://www.orthodoxchristian.info/pages/convert.html ;

    2. Opposition to LGBTQ rights & marriage: http://assemblyofbishops.org/about/documents/2013-assembly-statement-on-marriage-and-sexuality

    3. do not accept the beliefs of others: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East–West_Schism

    P2: This is the meat of the argument. Are the above reasons examples of the definition of bigotry? I say yes very much so. First, the belief that others should convert and lack of acceptance is plainly intolerant of other religions, because if you tolerated other religions you would let them be. Likewise, the opposition to LGBTQ rights demonstrates a lack of acceptance for the LGBTQ community and their interests.

    P3: The definition of a bigot is replaced with the term bigot. If you agree to the definition provided, no further explanation should be required.

    Conclusion: The definition of an Orthodox Christian is replaced with the term Orthodox Christian. As above, if you accept this as a valid description of an orthodox Christian then no further explanation is necessary.

    Summary

    To summarize my argument, Orthodox Christians hold hostile attitudes towards both other religions and individuals who are not affiliated with the church. For this reason, in order for someone to claim that they are an Orthodox Christian, they must be considered a bigot. Thank you for your time and attention.

    At some point in the distant past, the universe went through a phase of cosmic inflation,
    Stars formed, planets coalesced, and on at least one of them life took root.
    Through a long process of evolution this life 
    developed into the human race.
    Humans conquered fire, built complex societies and advanced technology .

    All of that so we can argue about nothing.
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