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An eye for an eye will make the whole world go blind.

debate.unique
gahbage

As you can see, this debate is 5 rounds. In the first round, we will present our ideas on the topic and then in the following 4 rounds we will debate and contradict each other's notions. So if all goes as planned, we will each get a normal 4 rounds to debate. Since I am speaking against the topic and you are in favour, I think you should be starting....

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Updated 9 Years Ago

Police officers must shoot to kill

DrStrangeLuv
Sieben

This debate will involve the following question in its entirety: Police officers, when faced with no alternative to deadly force, must use that force to kill the targeted suspect. Shooting to wound or disarm the suspect is not acceptable. For this debate we will assume: 1) The suspect is threatening the life of the officer or innocents around him. 2) The officer has probable cause that the suspect will try to cause bodily harm to the officer or others. 3) The suspect is armed with a...

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43 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Raped Women Should Be Euthanised

Envisage
thett3

*Leave a message in the comments if you want to accept*Note to voters: 2,500 ELO, and conduct may not be rewarded just by virtue of the debate topic at hand. Points should be rewarded according to Ragnar's DDO FAQ. I thought perhaps the linked debate could have been done better... The BoP is shared in this debate. Definitions:Rape: Forced sexual intercourse against the will of the victimLD Format, 10,000 characters, 48hR1: AcceptanceR2: My openin...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Homosexuality - a lifestyle AND a "non-choice"?

phatso86
Ragnar_Rahl

i'm not sure if this counts as a debate but here goes: can the homosexuality be a lifestyle while at the same time not be a choice? is this not self-contradicting? I only question this because homosexuals never seem to defend this "stance" correctly, and by "correct" i mean having a basis on reality. Perhaps it is my line of reasoning that is flawed, but here how i logically see it: lifestyle - a self proclaimed choice, hence perversion non-choice = either mental(psychological) or physic...

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Updated 9 Years Ago

Smokers' Rights

lovelife
InsertNameHere

There should be no law against smoking while walking down the street or in ones vehicle/home, or in some/most places. Unless marked as a non smoking place people should be allowed to smoke there. If a place is marked non smoking and one smokes there then there should be three steps to get them to stop before police notification. 1) Politely remind them of the rules of the place. 2) Make a public announcement/reminder that smoking is not permitted. 3) Politely ask them to leave. If th...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

The surviving members of "Laughing Coffin" should've been put on trial upon awakening from SAO

Vox_Veritas
Zaradi

In the anime and manga series "Sword Art Online", 10,000 individuals were trapped inside a video game called Sword Art Online (the franchise's namesake) through an advanced Virtual Reality (VR) device which could not be safely removed. No one could awake in the real world until somebody beat the game (which happened after 2 years or so of the game's duration). If a player was killed within the game, the VR device would emit deadly microwaves in the player's brain and kill the player in real lif...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Marriage Rights for LGBT in the US

ConservativeAmerican
teddy2013

I would like to start this debate (providing you accept my challenge), by using bullets to explain my logic, I will not justify it until I know if you are going to accept the debate. Here are my views -I am conservative, meaning I want the gov't to intervene in American's lives as least a possible (While still functioning as a gov't) - Unlike most of my right wing counterparts, I support gay marriage, primarily for the purpose stated above, I may be uncomfortable with it, but it should n...

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43 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

The Most Prolific Purveyor of Human Misery in History: The Insidious Evil of Christianity

Pywakit
kasmic

Resolution: Misery is a state of being, and no other single institution, nation or regime can match the totality of physical suffering, psychological damage and destruction of life caused directly or indirectly by Christianity. Pro will argue in support of the resolution.Con will argue against the resolution. There are no restrictions placed on either debater as to methodology, other than stayi...

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43 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

It is the fault of rape victims that rape happens

socialpinko
Illegalcombatant

BOP will be shared. Pro will argue that it is the fault of rape victims that rapes occur. Con will argue that it is the fault of anyone but rape victims that rapes occur. R1: Acceptance R2: Opening arguments R3: Refutations of opponent's arguments R4: Defending of one's own arguments and conclusions A sense of humor is a requirement for anyone to accept this debate.

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43 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality

frozen_eclipse
david.palbino

I will argue that homosexuality is comparatively as natural as heterosexuality. I will ask whoever my opponent is to not use any religious arguments as debate terms due to the fact that the person who uses religious arguments are mostly close minded and will stubbornly defend religious beliefs witch cannot be concluded as conductive arguments but relies on inductive points at best since religion itself is an inductive argument based on probability. My position will be based on philosophical and...

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43 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago