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Moral Relativism (Pro) vs. Divine Command Theory (Con)

Surrealism
djdipretoro

This is a topic I would enjoy debating. My previous debate over this topic ended in forfeiture by my opponent, so I ask that my opponent not forfeit in this debate.Definitions:Moral Relativism - "[that] the truth or justification of moral judgments is not absolute, but relative to some group of persons" [1]Divine Command Theory - "human bein...

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This House believes the sky is falling.

Hiramalexis
Lee001

Dear Lee001; I challenge you to a Fact debate (a debate in which you attempt to prove something to be fact). Have fun with this resolution as it is a metaphor resolution and you can pretty much make it be whatever you want. Round 1- Acceptance/rules/structure/comments Round 2,3- Arguments Round 4- Rebuttals (NO NEW ARGUMENTS) Citations encouraged but not mandated. :)...

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Debate.org Should Abolish Open Voting in Favor of Judge "Select Winner" Voting

Hierocles
BoggyDag

Max - 10,000 words 72 hours to post response 6 months to vote, Judges have plenty of time Rules & Definitions The rules and definitions will be open to debate themselves. For the sake of organization, they should be flowed under the subheading of Theory or Framework. Pro prefers if judge and any voters flow and determine winner via tabula rasa. Desired Format Rd - 1: Acceptance Rd - 2: Opening Constructives Rd - 3-4: Constructives & Rebuttals Rd 5: Rebuttals only, no new evidence pl...

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Moral Relativism (Pro) vs. Divine Command Theory (Con)

Surrealism
KeytarHero

Definitions:Moral Relativism - "[that] the truth or justification of moral judgments is not absolute, but relative to some group of persons" [1]Divine Command Theory - "human beings require a special divine assistance in their ordinary cognitive activities [of discerning moral behavior]" [2][1] http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/moral-relativism/ &nb...

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The "Problem of evil" is not a valid argument against Theism

OrdinaryRadical
vi_spex

For centuries, The problem of Evil has been the champion in Epicurean Philosophy which then evolved into modern Scientism which is a philosophy that many people hold to today. I challenge that the Problem of Evil rather then being good evidence against the existence of God is on the contrary baseless and actually points to the existence of God. My opponent must show then, That the problem of evil is indeed a good argument against the existence of God....

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Do humans know everything?

Almog
Commondebator

Think about it...and when I say think about it, I mean throw away everything you think you know about what you don't, and think deeply about the argument. It is possible to know everything. By possible to know everything, I mean not in a carnal state, but rather in a general state. When one knows everything in a general state, only thing can someone learn everything in specificity. There are may questions people think are unanswered, but they are in our face. In order to know everything, you hav...

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Animal Rights

Sc2
y16

1. The basic moral rights of at least some non-human animals are in no way inferior to our own. 2. Non-human mammals have essentially the same right not to be harmed or killed as we do. 3. Normal, mature mammals are not only sentinent but have other mental capabilities as well. 4. These include the capacities for emotion, memory, belief, desire, the us of general concepts, intentional action, a sense of the future, and some degree of self-awareness. 5. They are not only alive in the biologic...

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Their is no universal morality, only strength and weakness

inaudita
Brian123456

First round is acceptance and definitions. I refer to strength and weakness as meaning that strength is what rules over what morality is and weakness is what submits to strength....

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Monkeys should be considered persons.

ksungw105
Potoczak

(1.) "I believe the idea of animal rights has reason, not just emotion, on its side (327. 1. 8)." (2.) "All of our duties regarding animals are indirect duties to one another- to humanity (327. 3. 16)." (3.) "Pain is wrong because of the pain that is caused, we cannot rationally ignore or dismiss the moral relevance of the pain that your dog feels (328. 1. 6)." (4.) "Like children, however, some animals are the objects of the sentimental interest of outhers. You, for example, love your...

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The Free Marke is the supperior economic system

Libertarian_Crusader
benko12345678

Well my communist friend, I believe I have had enough time to formulate an argument. My stance ( as stated ) is that a Free Market Economy functions is the superior ( as in, its of outstanding quality) economic system. First round is opening argument, and acceptance. 1)- True Free Market Capitalism, has been given a very strong correlation with Human Development, and general quality of life. A study recently conducted by the Heritage foundation found that economies that were rated...

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