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"Wealthy" is a relative term, rather than an absolute one.

feverish
Cody_Franklin

Thanks in advance to Cody for accepting this challenge. It was on a forum thread that this issue first came up as a possible debate topic for Cody and myself. Ragnar_Rahl first made the claim that "wealth is absolute", but when I challenged this contention it was Cody who jumped in to defend the objectivist perspective. http://www.debate.org/forums/politics/topic/6124/18/ This is basically a semantics debate, being as it is concerned with what words mean. However I don't anticipate t...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Gay Marrige

Rockylightning
haxandrew

Our current religious systems and majority religions tend to be very much against same sex relationships. These as a general rule teach against it and call it many things, unnatural, sin, and sometimes try to break people of the habit so to speak. While all of this is accepted belief it is not necessarily correct. Marriage is a social institution that brings many privileges, not least of which is the financial aspect. The governments of most countries offer tax breaks to married couples, as...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

The Bible is the most important book of all time

Solarman1969
Tatarize

Ok mr atheist lets have at it you like to diss Christians and the Bible as meaningless I say that Christ , and the Bible, and peoples faith in God, and morality are INCREDIBLY important And to totally crush your pathetic attempts to paint the Bible as "no more important that the Farmers Almanac" which is incredibly ridiculous, I am going to show you , and anyone here who cares to read this important debate, should you have the guts to take it on, that indeed the Bible is not only...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

The death penalty is archaic and should be abolished.

Toored
megan91509

The death penalty is archaic and immoral. We are no longer living in the dark ages and as such our society should be at a point where we don't punish death with more death. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Not only is the death penalty crude and barbaric but statistically speaking it does not even deter crime. States with no death penalty actually have lower murder rates than states with the death penalty. Some people are bad, there is no getting around that. However, it is...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

DEATH PENALTY is better than NO PENALTY

Islam_Forever
LlamaMan

1 Acceptance2 Argument3 Rebuttal...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

In an Atheistic World, the American Concept of Inalienable Rights is Based on Sound Reasoning

Crito
areddy12434

Full Topic: The resolution states, “In an atheistic world, the American concept of inalienable rights is based on sound reasoning”. That is to say, that in the absence of deities or a higher power, the concept that life, liberty, and property are universally inalienable is based on sound reasoning. The key words for this debate are: "inalienable", or unable to be taken away. Although these rights can be abused, humans will always have the...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Death Penalty

MyDinosaurHands
KingDebater369

Resolution: The Death Penalty should remain a sentencing option in the United States. First Round will be for Acceptance. If there are any questions, please ask them before joining....

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Updated 11 Months Ago

Justin Bieber shouldn't be hated.

dinokiller
Smitchell

This debate is all about Justin Bieber, so I expect someone who hates justin bieber to accept this challenge, but also before you begin accusing/hate him of something, BRING ME CONCRETE PROOF. Arguments are posted at round 2....

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Young people do not have good arguments.

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Solarman1969

Solarman, you've made repeated arguments that youths are inherently unable to make good arguments and that more-over they do not have enough life experience to competently defend a position. 1) Regardless your age, you are unable to make a cogent argument on any subject. 2) Young people quite often have cogent arguments. 3) Attacking people on the grounds of their youth is simply an ad hominem attack. For example, you are apparently born in 1969 making you nearly 40. You've had a number...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Zoophilia/Bestiality should be legal and is not inherently immoral

ADreamOfLiberty
Citrakayah

(A)Explaining the Resolution The resolution has proven itself vulnerable to misunderstanding or misrepresentation in the past therefore I will spell out exactly what it means.

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Updated 1 Year Ago