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God doesn't exist.

Dookieman
Toviyah

First round is for acceptance. Second round is for opening statements. Third round for first rebuttals. Fourth round for second rebuttals and concluding remarks. Pro will argue that God doesn't exist and Con will argue that God does exist. God will be defined as the omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, eternal creator and sustainer of the universe. Omnipotent means all powerful. Omniscient means all knowing. Omnibenevolent means all loving. Good luck! (:...

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11 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Does Abortion Kill a Human Being?

JoshBrahm
jeeoh

I believe abortion kills a human being. We know the unborn is biologically a member of the human species, because she comes from human parents. Her DNA could also be tested in utero, and we would always find that she has human DNA. Most pro-abortion-choice people, however, agree with the above statement. Their issue is usually the question of whether the human entity killed is a "person," or a member of our species that has basic rights. The pro-choice ad...

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70 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Experts' Debate Competition R2: Just Societies and War

bsh1
phantom

PrefaceThis is the semi-final round of the Official DDO Tournament's Experts' Tier. Having debated this topic before, I look forward to developing and improving upon my arguments as part of a constructive discourse with Phantom. Thanks to Phantom and to TUF for making this round possible! I look forward to a challenging, competitive, and exciting debate!Full TopicA Just Society should never deliberately initiate war...

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37 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Abortion: A Secular Debate

austinlaam
alexnotmurfs

This will be a debate for atheists. I find no true reasons for the denial of a woman to get an abortion. I WILL ARGUE PRO.1st round: Accept and you give your initial arguments.2nd round: My rebuttal and my argument. Your rebuttal and your argument.3rd round: My rebuttal and my argument. Your rebuttal and your argument.4th round: Repeat. 5th round: Repeat and Conclusion....

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34 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Homosexual acts are immoral

Noumena
GarretKadeDupre

Pro will offer their opening arguments in support of the resolution in R1 and will not post in R4 so as to maintain equality in case length.===Definitions===Homosexual acts refer to consensual sex acts between two or more members of the same sex. To keep the debate focused I will obviously not be defending male on male or female on female rape. I will only be defending consensual gay sex against the charges of immorality.

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102 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Atheism and Ethics

Ad_Victoriam
KVDebates

This is a little game I would like to play with anybody who is both an atheist and believes in the oft quoted words of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". Can an atheist defend the basic idea behind the Declaration while still maintaining his/her worldview? Sorry, I guess you have to ta...

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2 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

It is more likely than not that an afterlife does not exist

socialpinko
thett3

===Resolution===The Pro will have the primary burden of proof in formulating and defending an argument against the existence of an afterlife. Con's burden will be to deconstruct and refute Pro's case. ===Definitions===An afterlife is defined as "the concept of a realm, or the realm itself (whether physical or transcendental), in which an essential part of an individual's identity or consciousness continues to reside after the death o...

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26 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Individuals Ought to Help Those in Need

bsh1
Romanii

PrefaceI have wanted to debate Romanii for some time. As an up-and-coming member, he often undersells his own skills. I think this will be a great debate, and I look forward to a deserving challenge for this, my 70th debate on DDO.TopicIndividuals ought to Help those in NeedDefinitions and TermsIndividuals - specific persons. For example, I am an individual, but the group...

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91 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Morality is Subjective

Calibur
mostlogical

The opponent will be arguing that morality is objective.Morality- principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. (merriam-webster)

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Can Intelligent Design Ever Be Able to Prove God?

Moze
Andrew556

This debate will operate on a very critical ASSUMPTION. During the debate, it is NOT allowed to argue that the assumption is wrong.The intelligent design argument of God's existance has two layers to it. First, the scientific numbers that are the basis for the argument. The statistical significance of these numbers are usually a matter of debate. Some scientists argue for it and use examples like...

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Updated 3 Months Ago