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Bush did the right thing when we went into Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jamesothy
gusgusthegreat

The only problem with George Bush is that he doesn't stand up for himself. We did the right thing. Do you remember this? Please- do everyone a favor and just watch this video before accepting my challenge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDh_pvv1tUM...

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31 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Resolved: A just society requires the recognition of animal rights.

YYW
BlackVoid

First round will be for acceptance, following rounds for debate. Obviously, this is the current LD resolution. Let's try to debate it that way. Sources are important, but not overwhelmingly important. Logic, reason, etc. should be the grounds for compelling arguments. Kritiks are fine, so long as you do not willfully misinterpret the resolution or wage an assault on the dictionary. In our efforts we ought to mutually endeavor to test the strengths of our ideas, rather than quibble over phraseolo...

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53 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

The 'Problem of Evil' never succeeds (Attempt 1)

Ryft
TheSkeptic

==== FULL RESOLUTION ==== There are literally no versions of the Problem of Evil argument that succeed at proving the non-existence of God. ==== CONTENTION ==== From versions of the logical Problem of Evil to its evidential varieties, including all forms of the Problem of Suffering, not a single one of these arguments ever succeed at proving the non-existence of God. That is the position I am affirming and defending. Although some of them expose powerful demands for a coherent and consi...

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118 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Christianity is a force for good in the world.

Freeman
RoyLatham

On balance, Christianity has done far more harm than good in the modern world. Its human rights record is disgraceful and the negative impacts of its dogmas have reverberated throughout history and even into the present day. As though this wasn't bad enough it also impoverishes the human condition by distracting people from their real happiness with illusory preachments of an afterlife. And despite the good intentions of many decent people it is still one of the prime sources of a considerable a...

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70 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Alan Turing Should Have Chosen Celibacy

MasturDbtor
dr.jimmythefish

Alan Turing was one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. His contributions to computer science helped crack the enigma machine the Germans used in their submarines, and helped to push forward the progress of information technology. Unfortunately for the world and for himself Alan Turing was persecuted for being a homosexual, forced to chemically castrate himself, and driven to suicide. That was a horrible. Nobody should ever be persecuted for their sexual orientation, especially not...

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2 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Resolved: WikiLeaks is a threat to United States National Security

InvincibleMoos
Freeman

I stand in favor of the resolution: "Resolved: WikiLeaks is a threat to United States national security." WikiLeaks refers to the website wikiLeaks dot org that describes itself in the following way: "WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organization. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists." A threat, as defined by the Collins English Dictionary, is a person or thing t...

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24 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Using a time machine to go back and kill Hitler would be a bad idea.

Kinesis
Maikuru

I thank my opponent for the chance to debate. My opponent may not argue from semantics, as it is clear what the resolution states, although an exception may be made if he/she comes up with a particularly interesting objection to the resolution. Firstly, an argument against the viability of time travel itself; -- The Classic Paradox -- First, imagine time travel were made possible, and somebody travels back in time in order to meet their grandfather, whom they never knew. Now, say that...

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57 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Resolved: In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote.

The_Devils_Advocate
Johnicle

I realize that you are to be debating Cooperman88. But if you look on facebook, you will see that Cooperman88 is in fact Jacob Cooper. I am one and the same. So I will debate you on "In a democratic society, felons ought to retain the right to vote. Abraham Lincoln once defined America's democracy as a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people." The context of this quote refers to american citizens. My value for this round will be equality, and my criterion will be demo...

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17 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Novels are better than the movies based on novels

Jocularly_Solemn
Jonbonbon

This is for anyone who thinks that movies based on novels are better than the novels themselves. Thanks to the person who accepts this challenge. The first two rounds shall be used to explain the views of the participants on the topic with suitable examples. The third round will be the concluding round. I am comparing the two ( Novels and Movies based on novels) considering only the people who can afford these commodities and have the skills to understand them. I would like to give some...

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27 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?

BTP47
squonk

Did Jesus rise from the dead? If so, it provides strong evidence for Christianity, and if not, then Christianity is certainly false. From a historical perspective, the best explanation of the facts is that Jesus rose from the dead. (This is my common argument for the resurrection) -I shall NOT be arguing my case through subjective conversion experience, but history alone. -I shall NOT be presupposing biblical divine inspiration, or general reliability. -I WILL be using the Gospels/Epistles...

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15 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago