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Does the islamic state represent islam?

Anthonyd114
dragonfire1414

The islamic state does represent islam. IS practices islam in its purest form. Surah 9 aya 5 of the quran permits the killing of non muslims who do not convert to islam. Surah 9 aya 25 sanctions a jizya against non muslims and allows fighting against the ones who don't pay. Hadith allow the killing of apostates. All practiced by the Islamic State. The Islamic State represents the way islam was practiced from the time of muhammad through the time of the caliphs....

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Muslim women should be able to wear hijabs/headscarves wherever and whenever they want

benjaminimuffin
vwv

My position: I SUPPORT a Muslim woman's right to cover up. I am AGAINST banning hijabs/headscarves in any way, shape, or form. I'm gonna skip all the formalities for now. My stance is clear, now let's hear the opponent's argument!...

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Public Prayer Should Not Be Allowed In School

godgirl04
Solomon_Orlando

We must go back to our first amendment that gives us the freedom of speech.(1) Now if we think about this topic there are going to be many guidelines among this. Shall we force students to pray at school? No, because there is separation between church and state. But, should we stop students from being allowed to pray in schools? No because we do have freedom of speech. Also in our first amendment we are given the freedom of religion. So although we cannot be forced to believe something, then we...

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Christian rap is un-Biblical

mightbenihilism
The-Holy-Macrel

Christian rap is un-Biblical, and contrary to the ideals of the New Testament. I am Pro this position. Why, you dare ask? Before the first Christian rapper rapped his first rap, there were other, non-Christian rappers and they rapped about things that no obedient Christian would spend time listening to. The content of their rap was predominantly evil. Why, then, would an obedient Christian even come up with the idea of Christian rap? He or she shouldn't have been listening to it in the fir...

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A Pagan Reality

BillsaClone
Peili

Can it be true that every Christian denomination owes its very existence to Paganism? Including such concepts as Christmas, Easter, and all other theosophical ideas?...

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Transubstantiation

mightbenihilism
dairygirl4u2c

Here is my argument (Con may refute in round one): The eucharist of the body and blood of Jesus are SYMBOLIZED in the bread and wine. They are not transubstantiated in them. The Roman Catholic doctrine is in error on this point, as are the Lutherans, and the Reformed (Calvinist) tradition is correct. As proof: "And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me." (Luke 22:19) The word "rem...

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Worshipping poltergeists is not that bad of an idea

mightbenihilism
VelCrow

This debate assumes poltergeists exist as disembodied or subtle-bodied sentient creatures. It does not, however, assume whether they are spirits of the dead, demons, spirits of dead demons, or aliens like E.T., the Predator, and Will Smith. The opponent may issue refutation in this round. My argument is as follows: 1. Poltergeists are worthy of worship insofar as they can vouchsafe for us a direct experience of the supernatural, proving life after death, a spiritual realm, and the existenc...

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God is a logical concept

JasperFrancisShickadance
iamanatheistandthisiswhy

I would like to debate you about Christianity. God is a logical concept; the Christian God never (and has never) changed. The Trinity is a perfect explanation for how the universe began. I will argue for religion (Christianity) and the science within it (Creationism). Con will attempt to show how the concept of God is not logical. In this debate we will only argue about the Christian God--also known as Christ--and this means that 'God' is a Trinity. The Trinity (3 in 1) is God the Father, Jesus...

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Religious Faith is a Virtue

Oxmix
Emilrose

This is my first debate, so please forgive any problems arising from that. I am prepared to argue that faith is not a virtue. To get the definitions out of the way so we start on the right path, I suggest we agree that faith is "belief that is not based on scientific evidence" and virtue means "a commendable quality or trait"....

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Is there such thing as a "Religion of Peace" and is peace even attainable?

Feroste
mightbenihilism

I argue there is no such thing as a religion of peace. The only examples would be things like Buddhism and Jainism which explicitly speak out against violence. Every other religion justifies some sort of violence as a sort of necessary tool to bring about peace. "Peace is an occurrence of harmony characterized by lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at r...

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