posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 12:28 PM
That depends on the assessment of the judges.
In my personal opinion, unless the debate focuses on an inherently religious question (such as, "do animals have souls") I would say that facts are
On the other hand, philosophy does shape our perception of reality, and religion does have considerable philosophical insight to offer.
If I were going to use religious logic, I would balance it with an equal portion of factual evidence, or at least with logical propositions that can
stand independent of religion, and then I would ask myself if someone who believed in a different God than I did would be likely to agree with my
For example, if I were debating materialism, I would never say, "the bible says Jesus was perfect, and Jesus was poor, therefore to be perfect you
must be poor". But I would definately make note of any and all religions that condemn greed, and examine their respective reasons for doing so.