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Should we ban cyclists from using the roads?

RedRum
joshbike10

Now this is a big topic in the whole of Australia and maybe even America. Should we ban cyclists from riding on the roads. Firstly, no I don't think we should. We don't have the right to say "oh cyclists should be banned" and stuff like that because if anything, we as people in cars are causing most of the catastrophe. The show "Today Tonight" on the seven network of Australia recently did a news story about the relationship between cyclists and cars and they took the story to police and the...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Do violent video games contribute to violent or aggressive behavior or actions in our youth?

InFamous
sleuth

Today I would like to debate a subject that has become very controversial in today's modern society: Violent Video Games.With all the violence and tragedies in today's society, many look for answers and solutions, such as what to blame for all of this violence, and many turn to violent video games such as first person shooters and violent role playing games.Now, I would like to point out that we are NOT debating if video games caused or contributed to the actions taken during th...

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14 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

There Should Be a Zoo for Mental Patients

masterdrave
EltyoStyles

Look, I know they're enjoyable to watch, even a form of art if you please, but having a zoo for them would simply encourage too many people that mental patients are a normal thing in our society, and that they shouldn't be wiped. We need to hide the mental patients, lock them up, give them a bit of the old ultra-violence, teach them what's what. We can't have them parading around in a zoo for all to see....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Torture (See for specifics)

MyDinosaurHands
ThuggsyBogues

Resolution: The United States Central Intelligence Agency should be able to utilize torture as a means of providing national security, in a restricted and controlled capacity.My opponent shall make the case that the CIA should never be allowed to use torture.First Round will be for Acceptance. ...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Gay Marriage: Yay or Nay?

Nonsensicality
somenerd224

Gay marriage is good. Some people would say that in the Bible, it rules against gay marriage, saying that 'any man who lies with another man is sinful', but it also says in the Bible as well that Jesus (you know, the guy who the Bible was practically based on) said to love unconditionally. And if you also view this topic from the religious perspective, if God created mankind, and created everything about them, and knows the past present and future, then He created homosexual people. And why wou...

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78 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Prostitution should NOT be legalized!

queenofmayhem
Thoughtispower

Or at least, not entirely. Most victims (yes, victims!), a.k.a. prostitutes, are dragged into a ring during their most vulnerable moments. Whether they be teenage runaways or a single mom trying to feed three children, this path is rarely chosen by choice and nearly impossible to escape. I believe any prostitute (whether that be male or female) should be admitted into a rehab or hope program rather than jail. This will supply them with an escape route, a chance for a better life. However, whe...

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6 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Abortion is Wrong

rugbypro5
emospongebob527

Hello everyone! I am taking the stance that abortion is wrong in every case except when the mother's life is in danger. I take a purely logical and ethical stance on this issue and no bible verses will be cited- don't worry. Be respectful, try and be prompt with your responses and we should have a pretty fun debate on our hands. Good luck!...

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8 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Are pedophiles monsters even if they haven't committed a crime?

PatrickAVG
BEASTxKNIGHTx12

I have heard many people say things along the lines of: "We should kill all pedophiles because they are terrible people who rape kids!!!". And while raping a child is a horrible crime to commit, pedophiles may have not committed this crime. A common misconception is that "sexual attraction" = "wanting to have sex", which isn't the case. You could be a heterosexual man but because of your belief, you remain celibate for example. The same can be said of pedophiles, many of them know it is morally...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

It is stupid to compare politicla correctness to the rules of a religion

RoyLatham
imabench

My opponent claims it is stupid to compare the rules of political correctness to the rules of religion. He quoted my claim in his list of the top ten most stupid things said on DDO. [1. http://www.debate.org/forums/miscellaneous/topic/35982/1/] This debate provides him with an opportunity to argue for his proposition that the comparison is "stupid." Pro gave no unusual context for his claim, so the primary definition of "stupid" applies: not intelligent : havin...

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84 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Animal rights

carl2567
Schopenhauer

1. Clarification of topic I will be arguing that animals should have the right to live without fear of being killed inhumanely by humans, the contender will be arguing that animals shouldnot have the right to live without fear of being killed inhumanely by humans. 2. Rules -No swearing 3. My points 1. Many famous people agree that animals should have rights. If they agree, we should listen to them be...

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Updated 1 Month Ago