Online:6 Months Ago Name:Mark Private
Updated:3 Years Ago Gender:Male
Joined:3 Years Ago Birthday:- Private -
President:Other Email:- Private -
Ideology:Libertarian Education:Bachelors Degree
Party:Independent Ethnicity:White
Relationship:Married Income:Not Saying
Interested:No Answer Occupation:Technical
Looking:Friendship, Networking Religion:Other
About Me:I come here to be influenced by the knowledge others offer, and perhaps influence others with what knowledge I have to offer. A heated debate is a bad debate, but a good one provides people with in-depth knowledge of both sides of an argument in a peaceful and respectful way. I spend most of my time doing research on topics that interest me such as science, religion, and economics. I enjoy being informed by learning about competing views from people who hold them. Although I'm sympathetic to the theory of evolution, I remain unconvinced. It is my favorite topic to debate. My religion is Messianic Judaism (not an option on the list). My observance of the Jewish tradition is close to that of Reformed Judaism. I currently attend a Reformed congregation. In spite of what's listed on my profile, I'm actually in my late twenties. I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Activities:Debates, video games, programming, biking, chess
Beliefs:I'm a deeply religious man and hold myself to a high moral standard. However, I believe America should be a free country where others may act on their own beliefs, even if I find their actions stupid or immoral. My greatest values are love and truth. We should think of others as being equally valuable as ourselves, no matter how much we may disagree. We should be honest with others and ourselves.
Books:Tanahk, B'rit HaDesha, Killer Game Programming in Java
Movies:The Princess Bride, Watchman
Music:Electronic, Techno, Dance, Hebrew, Jewish Liturgy
Sports Teams:NA
TV Shows:Ted Talks, Royal Pains, Numbers, Psych, Suits, Big Bang Theory, Mellisa and Joey, Baby Daddy, My Name is Earl, Frasier

The Tanakh describes Messiah as Divine

Jellon
Emilrose

Pro shall show that the Tanakh describes Messiah as being divine. In other words, Messiah may be rightly called G-d. Con shall show that the Tanakh does not support pro's claim. First round is acceptance. Any other round may be used as the debater deems fit for winning. This can be a very controversial debate among different groups. I request voters provide in their RFD at least one specific argument they believe wasn't well met and why. I want the two debaters to understand why one perso...

Post Voting Period
46 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The Bible does not favor a pre-tribulation rapture

Jellon
Truth_seeker

For this debate, the Bible contains the standard 66 books used by most Protestants. Pre-tribulation rapture is the belief that Messiah will remove all His followers from the earth just before the prophetic time of tribulation. This interpretation is portrayed in the "Left Behind" series of books, some of which became movies. 2000 Elo is required to vote using the "select winner" system. Con will contend that the Bible clearly teaches a pre-tribulation rapture. As Pro, I will contend that thi...

Post Voting Period
3 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Capitalism an Inherently Exploitative System

Jellon
MaesterAemon

Capitalism- An economic and political system in which a country"s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit Exploitative - describing the treatment of someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work. Round 1: acceptance/introduction Round 2: opening arguments, no rebuttal Round 3: rebuttals Round 4: responses to rebuttals and closing statements Judging: minimum 2500 elo with select winner. MaesterAemon, I saw your previous debate and copied your round 1 def...

Post Voting Period
3 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Evolution is not the best scientific model for the origin of species

Jellon
Mike_10-4

Definitions: -Evolution: the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. -Scientific Model: a physical, conceptual, or mathematical representation of a real phenomenon that may be used to explain and predict the behaviour of real objects or systems and are used in a variety of scientific disciplines, ranging from physics and chemistry to ecology and the Earth sciences. (http://www.brita...

Post Voting Period
38 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Science has rendered theism unreasonable

Jellon
Envisage

There is a chronic tension between agnostics and theists where both sides believe people who believe the other side are unreasonable. I often see names called by both sides. As one who believes both belief systems are reasonable, I intend to defend the position that modern science has not rendered theism unreasonable. To win, Pro must show that modern scientific knowledge provides overwhelming evidence that there does not exist a god. To win, Con must be able to reasonably address all argume...

Post Voting Period
59 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago
Jellon's profile comments are private.
Jellon
Debates:21
Lost:9
Tied:2
Won:10
Win Ratio:52.63%
Percentile:97.88%
Elo Ranking:2,223
Forum Posts:3
Votes Cast:51
Opinion Arguments:1
Opinion Questions:0
Poll Votes:2
Poll Topics:0
Jellon's friends are private.
Jellon has not added any photo albums.
Disagree: 0.00%
Agree: 0.00%
AbortionCon
Affirmative ActionN/O
Animal RightsUnd
Barack ObamaUnd
Border FencePro
CapitalismPro
Civil UnionsPro
Death PenaltyPro
Drug LegalizationPro
Electoral CollegeCon
Environmental ProtectionPro
Estate TaxN/O
European UnionN/O
EuthanasiaCon
Federal ReserveUnd
Flat TaxPro
Free TradePro
Gay MarriagePro
Global Warming Exists
GlobalizationCon
Gold StandardCon
Gun RightsPro
HomeschoolingPro
Internet CensorshipCon
Iran-Iraq WarUnd
Labor UnionPro
Legalized ProstitutionPro
Medicaid & MedicarePro
Medical MarijuanaPro
Military InterventionUnd
Minimum WagePro
National Health Care
National Retail Sales TaxPro
Occupy MovementCon
Progressive TaxUnd
Racial ProfilingPro
RedistributionUnd
Smoking BanPro
Social ProgramsPro
Social SecurityPro
SocialismUnd
Stimulus SpendingCon
Term LimitsPro
TortureCon
United NationsUnd
War in AfghanistanUnd
War on TerrorUnd
WelfarePro