There Are Good Secular Reasons to Disallow Same-Sex Marriage

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HonestDiscussioner

HonestDiscussioner and I have agreed on terms. I will launch immediately into my opening statement.~The state regulates marriage for a reason. It dispenses benefits for a reason. Understanding what this reason is will tell us what criteria are and are not relevant to marriage, and thus whether any rights are being denied. If the state excludes same-sex couples from entering into legal marriages on the basis of criteria relevant to the public purpose of marri...

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Homosexual Acts are Immoral

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WriterDave

TERMSResolved: Homosexual Acts Are ImmoralRounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clash Definitions: By "homosexual acts" I refer to sexual acts between members of the sa...

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It is probable that God exists

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FourTrouble

TERMSResolved: It is probable that God exists.Rounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clash For the purposes of this debate, the term "God" will be defined broadly as to include the general attributes (ie: omnipotence, omniscience) commonly associated with Judeo-Christian monoth...

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RESOLVED: Gay marriage should be legal in all of the U.S.

ThePhilosophersDeduction
Contradiction

Gay marriage seems to take up a lot of debate nowadays, and I wanted to get my opinion out in the open. Before I begin a road map of what I will review in my debate, I would like to state that I am heterosexual. To make this debate as clear as possible, I would like to offer the following definitions. Homosexual (or Gay): Sexually attracted to people of one's own sex. Legal: Of, based on, or concerned with the law: "the American legal system" All: Used to refer to the whole quantity or...

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Can Intelligence exist before matter?

Rational_Thinker9119
Contradiction

I would like to articulate a point rarely touched upon when discussing the existence God and if it's logical or not. Can intelligence exist before matter? If there was a person born who couldn't feel, smell, taste, hear or see they would have nothing to think about, I mean what could that person think about? They've experienced nothing. They have had no experience involving matter. Now imagine an intelligence with senses working, but no matter, what would that intelligence have to thi...

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It is probable that objective moral facts exist

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EthanHuOnDebateOrg

NOTE: I prefer to go up against an experienced debater. If you have less than 10 completed debates, please post in the comment section before you accept.TERMSResolved: It is probable that objective moral facts existRounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clashBy "objective" I refer to the state of being true regardless of whether or not any h...

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The Kalam Cosmological Argument

kohai
Contradiction

Thank you, contradiction, for agreeing to debate Kalām cosmological argument. In this debate, I shall show how the KCA is a poor argument and really holds no water. In the first round, I will allow contradiction to post his arguments. ROUNDS 1) Opening arguments from contradiction 2) First rebuttals 3) Second rebuttals 4) Closing arguments/fourth rebuttals. Good luck and I am looking forward to am engaging debate....

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It is probable god exists

izbo10
Contradiction

My opponent must show that it is probable that their is a god. It is his burden of proof as he is making a positive claim. All I have to do as con is show that his evidence is false. The Pro will not respond in the last round. Any shifting the burden of proof fallacies by pro and he will forfeit the debate. All seven points will go to con....

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It is Probable That God Exists

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DetectableNinja

TERMSResolved: It is probable that God exists.Rounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clash For the purposes of this debate, the term "God" will be defined broadly as to include the general attributes (ie: omnipotence, omniscience) commonly associated with Judeo-Christian monotheism. This definition primarily concerns general r...

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Objective Morality is not God's Work

KristophKP
Contradiction

This is a topic that never ceases to thrill me and I would love to share it with someone with an equally interested mind. I'm sure you've been through the run of the mill with the subjective v. objective debate and so this should offer a new look at things. My argument: Objective morality exists as our means of determining that which is best for our survival. God: an undefinable entity. Morality: a sense of duty in distinguishing between good actions and bad actions, where a good action...

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