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If the Taliban are terrorists, then the United States are as well

ChosenWolff
Preston

Official Resolution: If the Taliban are terrorists, then the United States are as wellThis is an intresting concept I've been meaning to get to, on a philosophical argument I've been studying for awhile. The BOP will reside on me proving, that if the Taliban were to be considered terrorists, then the United States would also have to be considered terrorists. The opposition must be of the belief that the Taliban are terrorists. Usually...

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The Trolley Problem

Your_Conscience
Holmes221B

The Trolley Problem (it probably has different names, but I'm sticking to this one), is the ethical scenario that challenges whether or not the killing of one is less evil than the killing of many. The scenario goes like this: There is a trolley (or train, tram, etc.) that is on a collision course with ten people. The people cannot move, and they will die, unless you, seeing a lever that will turn the vehicle away from the ten people, but will strike only one person standing on the opposit...

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Do everything happen for a reason or is it up on fate?

Fb6
ordinaryman

Many things happen but we don't find the reason why they happened or why it went that way when there were many other logical possibilities. Quantum physics nowadays is finding new ways of predicting the future.It doesn't give us an answer about what makes things happen but it says that it happens because it has x/y chances so it was fate. I do personally thing that non-intentional actions are not true.I believe in the rationality of everything.Not even a leave leaves its limb without a reason...

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There is no sure hope if Jesus Christ is not risen from the dead.

LifeMeansGodIsGood
NathanDuclos

Rule number !.........Proof or disproof of The Bible, Christianity, or the resurrection of Jesus Christ is irrelevant in this debate.Rule number 2.........My opponent must explain sure hope in anything other than in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Jesus Christ does not have to be proven by me and does not have to be believed in by my opponent for this debate.Rule number 3...........I must show there is no sure hope if Jesus Christ is...

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Is it necessary for God to be infinitely powerful?

subjectname
Geogeer

This is my first debate, so just trying to keep it lite and casual, get my toes wet, and hopefully be able to vote on debates at some point (instead of sniping at people's arguments from the comments section. So anyway... 3 rounds, 4000 characters, 1st round will be my opening argument and yours, 2nd will be rebuttal and new/other arguments, 3rd will be rebuttal and conclusion (no newer arguments). I've observed that a lot of these "omnipotence paradoxes" seem to depend on the premise that...

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story of noah and the references from those in the NTestament add to discrediting the bible

dairygirl4u2c
Theistfaithreason

the story of noah and the references from those in the NTestament add to discrediting the bible here is the text,which argues the flood was world wide, and wiped out every creature alive that was not on the boat. "The clearest verses that show the extent of the flood are Genesis 7:19-23. Regarding the waters, "They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. Ever...

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Objectivism is a valid ethical system.

bossyburrito
Wocambs

DEFINITIONS:Objectivism: The philosophy of author Ayn Rand, and mainly, for this debate, the idea that all individuals should act in their own rational self-interests. Valid: True, or, in other words, pertaining to the facts of reality. Ethics: The study of how any given individual (or group) should act in life. This debate will focus on the ethical claims made by Objectivism, as...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

There is a Non-Physical Basis of Human Consciousness

fa07
letrashman

The title says it all pretty much. I am of the position that consciousness is entirely physical, a product of physical states and processes of the brain. In other words, I am taking a physicalist or what one might call a materialist approach to consciousness, that consciousness is entirely brain-based. Whoever argues pro must be arguing that there is some non-physical aspect to the human mind. Granted, what exactly I mean by "physical", "material", and "brain-based" is admittedly somewhat vague,...

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Free Will Exists

ThermidorSnow
Preston

Rules:~First Round is for acceptance.~Serious arguments only.~Must adhere to provided definition of free will and the resolution.~Burden of proof is shared.~No new evidence in the final round.Resolution:A review of science, history, and philosophy affirms that human beings exercise free will.Definition:Free Will: the ability to make a personal choice that is not si...

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There Is No Sure Hope if Jesus Christ is Not Risen From the Dead

LifeMeansGodIsGood
CarterWale

My opponent must show sure hope apart from the resurrection of Jesus Christ.Sure hope is gauranteed. For this debate, I do not need to prove Jesus Chrst rose from the grave bodily, though I assert that He did. This debate is a challenge for anybody to show a hope that can be gauranteed other than the hope of eternal life that God promises in the resurrected Saviour who is the Creator who died to pay for our sins to buy us back from the fire of Hell....

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