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Free Will

elazar123
Aerogant

With regard to whether human behaviour is a predetermined and inevitable path, or is a free choice in which no forces have an influence upon, humans, as which all other animals, have free choice. For example, since we have the ability to choose one thing over the other, choice is self-contained and not determined in any supernatural sense. Moreover, since humans perform all actions, gain knowledge from, believe in certain faiths, live in specific areas, have distinct hi...

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This House Believes That On Balance Homosexual Acts Are Immoral!

Ajabi
kbub

As-Salam-o-Alikum! This debate entitled: This House Believes That On Balance Homosexual Acts are Immoral is a re-do of one of the first debates I had from my old account. I lost miserably to kbub and I would like to see if my refined argument can now hold any ground. Now I believe that I should clarify the rules, the order, and some principle definitions which will be referred to throughout the debate. 1. The first argumentation rounds of both parties must be positive material only, no...

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Would morality be practical in a society where security and material needs are provided for?

ayayanouvet
Benshapiro

Morality, or a sense of justice, would not be practically necessary in a civilization in which survival and protection needs are provided to all, given that the only function of said civilization would be to care for its citizens from cradle-to-grave, in return for their labor. The ultimate nanny state. If the bureaucracy does not come into the power of tyrants, then there should be no reason why the system should not be allowed to perpetuate itself, especially one with freedom of movement....

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Morality is Objective

Nefelibata
Aerogant

Pro starts....

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You Can't Justify Yourself

LifeMeansGodIsGood
Jwmart21587

How can you justify yourself? I say you can't. God loves you, God wants to be your justifier. You cannot justify yourself. What's your excuse for living? God loves you and wants you to live forever. He wants you to know Him as your justification. Trying to keep the arguments short. I know people want to go on and on and on and on explaining how they are justified, but you cannot justify yourself. If you can't explain in less than 1000 characters how you are justified, you never...

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There is a possibility of the nonexistence of absolute truth.

ThatChristianGuy
crushboy79

Round 1: Acceptance of challenge only. The challenger will have to provide the logical deductions which lead to the possibility of the nonexistence of absolute truth in the second round. Round 2: Present cases to the voters. Do not reference any points made in the opponent's case; each case must be totally independant of the other. May the best man win....

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This Debate Exists

FuzzyCatPotato
blackkid

This Debate Exists --- Definitions This: "used to indicate a specific ... thing ... being indicated", [1]. Debate: "a ... discussion on a particular topic ... in which opposing arguments are put forward", [2]. Exist: "to have objective reality or being", [3]. --- BOP Full BOP rests on Pro. --- Assumptions No unproven assumptions will be accepted. --- Rounds First round is NOT acceptance. In Round 5, Pro must write only "No round as agreed." --- Rules:...

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Abortion is morally wrong.

el_ginger
SocialistAtheistNutjob

I believe that abortion is morally wrong if you are an evolutionist or a christian. Round 1: Acceptance and opening statement Round 2: Opening arguements/rebuttles Round 3: Rebuttles Round 4: Arguements and rebuttles Round 5: Rebuttles and closing statements I look forward to a civilized debate :)...

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It Is Not Possible For An Atheist To Win in Pascal's Wager

LifeMeansGodIsGood
Robert_Weiler

Rules: (I like fair rules) For this debate, "atheist" is defined as a person who believes there is no God.My opponent agrees to accept this definition without broadening the definition and without questioning the definition. The agreed upon definition of "atheism" for this debate is the intellectual and/or religious belief system which concludes that there is no God. My opponent agrees to accept this definition without broadening the definition and without ques...

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Evil is a lack of good

SmallTacos
Aerogant

Hello, and welcome to my debate. I am taking the position of Pro, you of Con if you choose to accept. Please be chivalrous, do not swear, and use no logical fallacies. Godwin's law shall not be invoked. Without further ado, let us begin. I argue that evil is a lack of good. Here is why: for years, people have associated evil with cold and blackness, emptyness, all quite entropic. It is almost as if they knew that good exists but evil does not. For example, in the bible Jesus tells us that...

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