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School uniforms ought to be worn in primary and secondary schools.

MTGandP
RoyLatham

School Uniform: An outfit of clothing to be worn daily to school. "Traditionally, school uniforms have been subdued and professional. Boys' uniforms often consist of dark trousers and light-colored shirt, often with a tie. Girls' uniforms [...] typically consist of a dress or a blouse worn either with a skirt or culottes or under a pinafore." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_uniform) It is assumed that wearing the school uniform (as described above) does not conflict with any religious...

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41 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

According to basic Christian philosophy, one should take a pacifistic approach towards warfare

m0dernv0ltaire
Contradiction

I would like to open this debate to prove pacifism to Christians. When I say "basic Christian philosophy, I mean concepts that all Christian religions agree on, such as the factuality of the sayings of Jesus, and the teachings of the bible*. Specific teachings of denomination, such as "infallible" teachings of the Pope, and Mormon doctrine, however, are not to be assumed true. When one is to imagine the idea of pacifism, it should be thought of as an opposition to all forms of killing, but not...

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11 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

The Libertarian view of Nonaggression supports the pro-life position.

BennyW
socialpinko

I would like to present to you why the libertarian nonaggression principal supports the pro-life position. If abortion is an act of aggression, and I will make the argument that it is, then libertarians should oppose it. Although the the nonaggression axiom is often applied to foreign policy, it also deals with interaction between individuals. "No one has the right to initiate aggression against the person or property of anyone else". [1] I will also argue why the abortion debate is not one o...

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36 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

The chicken comes before the egg

bigtree
XimenBao

Rules: No getting anal over definitions of chicken and egg, and this applies only to the folowing classic problem: What came first, the chicken or the egg? And also, we're talking sctrictly non-religious. Since whoever will be pro has the burden of proof, he can go first. Good luck!...

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69 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Animal rights is an unjustified ethical doctrine.

TheSkeptic
Lexicaholic

I thank my opponent for accepting this debate - I've been wanting to have this debate with my opponent specifically for awhile, so I hope this turns out well. To put it simply, it seems that Charlie here is one of the more prominent PETA advocates on this website, with his slew of PETA debates. Since it seems to be quite evident that he is in favor of PETA, one can easily draw the conclusion that he is also an animal right's activist - after all, if he isn't then he'd most likely be a hypocri...

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62 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Abortion is Prima Facie Morally Wrong

Apologician
TheSkeptic

I'm going to offer a brief outline of the pro-life position that I defend, and I will engage in further argumentation in the subsequent rounds. The fundamental issue regarding the abortion debate is not women's rights or other factors which concern personal autonomy, but over the status of the unborn child. Variants of the personal choice argument presuppose that the unborn child is not a human person, for if the unborn child is indeed a human person, then no amount of freedom justifies its e...

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73 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

A Triune Godhead is more likely revealed by the Bible than a single God entity

Gileandos
WrathofGod

Argumentation will start in round two. Please just accept and clarify in round 1. I will start my positive argument in round two. Round one will be definition and acceptance only. Triune Godhead = One God in Essence, Three Persons in Corporate Unity. Single God Entity = Only the Father is God both in Person and Essence. The Bible will be both the Protestant and Catholic Bible. Con will work to reaveal a single God. Pro will work to reveal a Triune God. A non-Christian or non-ortho...

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102 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Is chess a sport?

psunsrox
badger

First of all I thank you for viewing this debate and I thank my opponent for accepting. Many people believe chess is not a sport but I disagree with this common misconception. A sport is defined as "an organized, competitive, and skillful physical activity requiring commitment and fair play. It is governed by a set of rules or customs." Chess fits all of this criteria. Though this opening argument is vague and general I will incorporate more detail in the next rounds. Please attempt to prove me...

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10 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Does God exist?

xxBabyKatie
kohai

Some people believe that God is a myth. However, the Bible clearly states that there is a God and that there are people who have seen sufficient evidence. There have been cases of miracles, which supports the fact that God is real even more. The most specific picture of God reveling himself to us is Jesus Christ. The majority of people in the world have some sort of belief in a God. He answers our prayers and controls our destiny. Have you ever heard the saying, "Everything happens for a rea...

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6 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Objectivism is not a logically valid philosophy.

Zetsubou
Cody_Franklin

Objectivism is... My first more intellectual "real" debate. A bit late but I hope to do more soon. Kantism and "methodological antipositivism" are open [Int=Pro]. >>Intro<< It has arised to me Cody that you are a very smart person, you where right about Objectivism you "couldn't honestly challenge the logic he was setting in front of me[Cody]", why? Because it's infallible with it's supposed axioms. You have also fallen into what is the Objectivist way of thinking, rationization and impli...

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114 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago