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On balance, a ban on civilian firearm ownership would be beneficial to the United States

UchihaMadara
donald.keller

DK and I have been planning to do this debate for a couple weeks now. Standard debate rules apply; first round for acceptance, no new arguments in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc. I doubt any of that will be a problem, here. A quick note on the resolution-- the debate will NOT be revolving around the implementation of a gun ban; it will be about whether or not the effects of a gun ban which has already been implemented are positive. I look forward to an excellent debate :D...

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172 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The Kalam Cosmological Argument is unsound

UchihaMadara
TrasguTravieso

Thanks to Mr. Travieso for agreeing to debate this topic with me! I look forward to an interesting exchange :)1. First round for acceptance2. No new arguments in the final round3. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to use the following definitionsKalam Cosmological Argument- An argument for the existence of a deistic God that is generally framed as followsP1: Anything which begins to exist...

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183 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

watermelons are the best food

footballmaniac34
CJJ80

watermelons are the best fruit because they have awesome colors...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

The probability argument falls flat when it comes to explaining the past

chewster911
james14

I am starting this debate because I've seen some famous fundamentalists and evangelical Christians mention this argument when trying to disprove abiogenesis. I would like to explain why this fails in a debate. Criterion for this debate is that my opponent has to have at least 10 debates finished.This is to prevent trolls and people unfamiliar with this site and topic to accept,although there are still some chances for that to happen (see what I did there?). 1st round - acceptance 2nd round...

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82 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Everyone should have a religion

CaptainDogma
Ariesx

If you will take this debate put "ACCEPT" and then make your argument. If not simply put "DENIED" and just leave it there. Now for the rules:ROUND 1:ARGUMENT PHASE this round isn't worth any points, but it will start things up. We're not making any rebuttals, but we are making our own argument. ROUND 2:REBUTTAL STAGE this round is worth 2 points for whoever refutes more points.ROUND 3:ARGUMENT PHASE(2) this round IS worth points and it's all about execution, and whoever makes the more compelling...

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7 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

9/11 was an inside job

Blackyblue
funnycn

Conspiracy theorists have no proof regarding their claims that 9/11 was an inside job. I would love to give someone the chance to prove to me otherwise....

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The city of Ottawa's name should be officially changed to Murple Surple.

mcdorr72
KevinOuyang

I believe that the city of Ottawa's (capital of Canada) name should be changed to Murple Surple because Maple Syrup is the most Canadian thing besides Universal healthcare and being sorry 95.78% of the time. Do you not agree that the capital of the country that is known for being the largest maple syrup exporter should be named Murple Surple? Ya feel me bro....

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

TT2 Expert Final: U.S. militia groups pose a greater threat to our national security than do FTOs

whiteflame
bsh1

First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate bsh1 on making it this far in the tournament. Much as he has achieved this before, and even won before, I think it's a massive achievement with all of the fantastic competition we've had. Second, I am again honored to be debating a venerated veteran of the site. I have a lot of respect for bsh1 and his debating prowess, something I know he'll bring in spades to this debate. I hope I am up to the challenge, but most importantly, no matter how this ends...

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244 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

The United States should have a death penalty.

RoyLatham
Mikal

The death penalty, i.e. capital punishment, is "execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense." [1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capital%20punishment] Currently 32 states and the Federal government have a death penalty. [2. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty]. Background inf...

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122 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

The bible is a terrible place to get your morals from

AndyHood
Lightningstar

Round 1 - acceptance Rounds 2,3,4 - fight Round 5 - final rebuttals and conclusion (no new arguments)...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago