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can you be good without god?

eli845
blacklight

I am new to this so I will try to explain myself to the best of my ability. Also my grammar is not the best so please bare with me. So can you be good without god? I say no you can not. Now before you start to argue back remember we are philosophers on here (that's the impression I got) define your terms what do we mean by good? Can we agree that good is a act that the one that is doing the GOOD act will think that that is the rite thing to do? Now who is to decide what good is then? I say w...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

This House Asserts That Ontology Necessitates God!

Ajabi
RoyLatham

Shalom Aleichem! The idea of this debate started with me contacting Roy for a debate. Given a list of topics he believed that the best topic to discuss is the Ontological Argument. I believe I should mention the Spirit of the Motion is whether the study of Being, with relation to the studies of Ideas can make God a necessary conception. There are some rules which both parties must accept: 1. The first round for Roy is acceptance only, and to share any pleasantries. He accepts the defin...

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53 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Same-Sex Marriage

LostintheEcho1498
Edwar3je

Alrighty, here is the structure: 1. Acceptance 2. Main Argument (no rebuttal) 3. Rebuttal 4. Conclusion (no rebuttal, any last info) We will be debating on whether or not gay marriage/same-sex marriage should be legal. Trolling is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. These definitions will be the accepted ones: Marriage: a ceremony in which two people are married to each other (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marriage) Gay/homosexual: sexually attracted to people of the...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Resolved: Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens.

Zaradi
Jacksegs13

The debate isResolved: Just governments ought to ensure food security for their citizens.This is intended to be an LD debate. It will be structured to be as close to LD format as reasonably possible. If you are not familiar with LD debate or don't know what LD debate is, please refrain from accepting. The round structure will look something like this:Round One: AcceptanceRound Two: Aff's Case, Neg's Case + rebuttalsRound Three: Aff rebuttals,...

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22 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Do we have free will?

TessElena
YoshiBoy13

We've probably all seen the comic of a dinosaur that said, " if atoms and particles all behave in probabilistic ways, but our mind is made of atoms and particles, how can free will exist?" My debate is inspired by that. This debate is opened to anyone interested. I will let my opponent begin....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Resolved : A Christian God is necessary in order for objective morality to exist.

Mikal
Lupricona

BOP is on Pro. We kind of threw back ideas as to what the resolution should be, but we finally went with this one. Christian God - The Judeo-Christian God (Yaweh, etc) Objective morality - is the idea that a certain system of ethics or set of moral judgments is not just true according to a person's subjective opinion, but factually true Pro shall begin his arguments in round 1 and pass in the final round to even out the rounds. He has the BOP as he is the affirmative in this de...

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20 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Conservatism and Libertarianism

thett3
FourTrouble

Resolved: Conservatism and Libertarianism are ideological allies. I am Affirming. The burden of proof is shared, my opponent needs to show that on balance, the goals of Libertarianism and Conservatism are too far apart to be treated as actual allies. What exactly defines a Libertarian and Conservative will be a point of contention between my opponent and myself, but my opponent acknowledges upon accepting that the definitions need to be within reason.

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56 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

The emancipation of slaves did not truly free them

justiceandtruth
AbandonedSpring

Whoever is ready to debate...

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12 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

is it better to be loved or feared when ruling

y890
Pase66

i am loved and you are feared...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased

Zaradi
Ajabi

Resolved: A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased.This is an LD debate. All LD cases are acceptable.The round structure will go like this:First Round: Acceptance.Second Round: Aff Case, Neg case and rebuttalsThird Round: Aff rebuttals, neg rebuttals.Fourth Round: Aff rebuttals, Neg passes round.Anything typed in the final round for the neg will be considered...

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10 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago