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You can not prove that Santa Claus is not real and living today.

Koopin
wjmelements

No one can prove to me that Santa Claus is not real and living today. I am not just talking about Saint Nicholas from the 270 A.D. I am talking about the Santa Claus that delivers presents on Christmas Eve, and flies in the sky with reindeer. I will let my opponent start. Source: (1). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas (2). http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/saint+nicholas...

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49 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

TOC Round 2: Murder is, in general, just.

mongeese
wjmelements

Murder - the unlawful killing of another human being with intent (or malice aforethought) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder) In general - for the most part (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20general) Just - acting or being in conformity with what is morally upright or good (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/just) I thank my opponent for coming up with this topic for debating for the Tournament of Champions. As he will have five rounds to argue while I have four, he s...

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58 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Government is a necessary evil to protect the freedoms of human individuals.

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Rezzealaux

Seeing as my opponent is an anarchist and I am a minarchist, this should be a debate of the ages. "Government" is here defined as a collective compulsory authority limited to protecting freedoms through a collective defense and court system. VALUE: Individual liberty: The freedoms to govern one's life and property to the extent that other people's life and property are not threatened. CRITERION: Individual liberty will be protected by establishing a government limited to an enforced court...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Hitler was insane.

wjmelements
studentathletechristian8

Disclaimer: I am not a racist, a Nazi, or any of the sort. However, I do not believe that Hitler was insane. I do believe that he had every one of his beliefs rationalized. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Hitler- Adolf Hitler, Leader of the Third Reich, also known as Nazi Germany, an Axis Power during the Second World War. Insane- mentally deranged http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/insane ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I await my opponent's arguments a...

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74 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Libertarian free will is false.

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mongeese

This is my first debate with the new formatting. ==Precondition== My opponent accepts the definitions below. ==Definitions== Libertarian Free Will (Libertarianism) "Libertarianism holds onto a concept of free will that requires the individual to be able to take more than one possib...

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73 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

On the compulsory minimum wage

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Lexicaholic

Minimum wages are economically stupid government policies. The "compulsory minimum wage" is said to be "compulsory" to distinguish it from the "natural" minimum wage. Wage is always less than the value of the hourly produce of an employee's labour. Otherwise, the employee would not be hired. Because of the nature of wage, we can divide the effects of minimum wage into three categories: -When the value of the minimum wage is below what would otherwise have been paid -When the value of...

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57 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Atheism relies on the belief that nothing is needed to have anything occur.

MTGandP
wjmelements

(Notice that I have categorized "atheism" under Religion not because it is a religion, but because it is related to religion and religious topics.) My opponent has stated that "Atheism is the belief that nothing is needed to have anything occur" on his profile. I negate this statement. It is possible that my opponent was joking, but this is America, and we can debate about whatever we want! Atheism: a lack of belief in the existence of God or gods. (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/web...

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32 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Life does not have a satisfactory "meaning" under an atheist perspective.

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Volkov

Meaning here means "purpose", as in the phrase, "The meaning of life". Satisfactory- giving or affording satisfaction; fulfilling all demands or requirements http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/satisfactory I contend that life has no purpose and that their is no motivation to live from an atheist perspective. I will allow my opponent to go first so that he/she may present a few potential purposes of life to be debated....

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56 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

I am a n00b.

mongeese
wjmelements

I am not a n00b. If you think that I am a n00b, try to PWNZOR me....

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18 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Government exists to help the poor.

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scissorhands7

Let's start by reading the purpose of our own government according to our constitution: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." By establishing the constitution, the founders established our government. Th...

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56 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago