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The subject of morality is subjective to society

TUF
arturo

I would Like to challenge you to a debate, on an idea which I find most indefinitely profound. In debates, arguments, or attempts at provng points, I have found that most people like to bring up the concept of morality to back up the argument they are proposing. This debate will be directed toward the issue of whether or not we can accurately say that something is moral, or whether morality is deemed by an individual or society. So I would like to start o...

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97 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Contradictions do not exist

Tigs
XStrikeX

This debate will be an exploration into the concept of contradictions and to discuss whether or not a contradiction can exist. My position will be in defense of the following statement by Ayn Rand: "Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong." My opponent...

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12 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

My opponent is a zombie (not serious)

Sonofkong
XStrikeX

I am here to say that my opponent (and possibly the entire human race, excluding me) is a philosophical zombie. For a view of these terrifying creations see below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAai8GWJWKc Now what is a zombie you may ask. Zombies are all around us as well as mutants (to be explained later). They are mindless drones who walk around with no soul and consciousness beyond an evil spell or possibly a com...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Is morality Objective?

Doulos1202
rogue

I have challenged con to the debate on the topic of morality and if it is objective or subjective. I will take the stance that morality is objective and a universal standard does exist. I do believe that morality is looked at subjectively from all standards and as this increases it opens a larger window of terrible acts throughout society. I will use the dictionary definition of morality as the foundation of our debate. For the purpose of a thorough debate I will state that I do believe in a tra...

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78 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Transcendental Argument for Gods' existence

Illegalcombatant
forever2b

I will be the Con, and seek to show that the TAG argument is flawed My opponent will be the Pro, and seek to defend the TAG and show that it is not flawed. The TAG argument is........... 1) If God doesn't exist, the laws of logic would not exist. 2) The laws of logic do exist. 3) Therefore, God exists. Definitions TAG = Transcendental Argument for God Abstract object - is an object which does not exist at an...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Was Che a good person

Wsf1813
XStrikeX

Che was a good person because he stood up for what he believed in and fought for it....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Ontological Argument as Proof of God

mattrodstrom
popculturepooka

The Ontological Argument is seemingly one of the more popular arguments which Rationalistic theists like to employ in trying to prove the existence of God. The rudimentary version, as written by Anselm, essentially goes like this: -P1- One can conceive of something which is "Most Great" -P2- Existence is greater than non-existence --Conclusion--> the "Most Great" thing which was conceived of Must be existent, as existent things are more great than non-existent things. It has been arou...

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13 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Can someone have absolute knowledge?

Jason_K
Cerebral_Narcissist

I challenge anyone who dares to debate on the nature of absolute knowledge. I will take the stance that we can know absolute truth....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Argument from reasonable Non-Belief (ANB)

unitedandy
vardas0antras

= = = Intro = = = The ANB presented will narrow the focus of the argument to Christianity exclusively, & will therefore expand the term "Non-Belief" to all positions which do not accept the truth of Christianity. My argument will also only consider "reasonable non-belief"- sincere, rational belief in any other worldview. Now this argument only applies to particular Christians, therefore theological views similar to that of John Hick (1) or Thomas Talbot (2) will find themselves less immune to s...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Death Penalty is a Just form of Punshment

DRPrice1019
Superboy777

I will Let my opponet make the first argument...

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Updated 3 Years Ago