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It is better to have never been

Zarroette
Envisage

It is better to have never been Introduction: This is the debate I have always wanted...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Solipsism is fundamental to any rational belief system

3RU7AL
Taust

Thank you for participating in this debate. I will be arguing in favor of the view that solipsism is fundamental to any rational belief system. Before any belief system can be properly analysed for internally consistent logical integrity, you have to figure out where the actual starting point is. What exactly is the unassailable cornerstone that you expect your perfect edifice to rest precariously upon? This pursuit includes confronting some of the most basic epistemic questions such as "how...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

THW: Pull the lever in the "trolley problem".

PsychicPhysicist
jsmill

The problem is as follows: There are five people on a track, and they are about to be run over by a runaway trolley! However, you are next to a switch which, if you pull, will divert the trolley onto a different track, hitting the one person who is on that track, instead. We are assuming that the only way to save the five people is to pull the lever- you can't yell at them to move off the track, for instance. We're also assuming that the trolley is absolutely guaranteed to hit and kill who...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

General Relativity Implies that God does not Exist

Miles_Donahue
Sargon

For some time, Sargon has contended that general relativity supplies an argument for atheism; that is to say, implies that God does not exist. Him and I have debated this issue else where, and I am more convinced than ever that general relativity implies no such thing. But for the convenience of DDO users, a debate here would be helpful. First round is for Sargon to present his argument as Pro. For an equal number of rounds, Sargon will not be posting a reply on round four. Plagiarism...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Problem of Hell Redux (2)

popculturepooka
KeytarHero

I thank KeytarHero for agreeing to debate this with me. IntroductionI have already done two debates on this subject but I hope to tackle this issue yet again. [1][2]To reiterate, my position is that the existence of hell - conceived of as eternal, conscious torment (e.g. the "traditional" doctrine of hell) - is, in all likelihood, incompatible with the existence of a God who is conceived of...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Jesus was a Socialist

Avelvetnightmare
Sidex

Despite many exploitative, decadent, highly capitalist societies use jesus and religion as propaganda, as well as an excuse to marginalize the majority of the workers, I believe the facts as well as his teachings prove that Jesus was a Socialist, here is why. He clearly disapproved of wealth inequality, one of his quotes was "Assuredly, I say to you it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven." Jesus clearly had an understanding of the corruption and inequality that comes from ar...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

God Probably Doesn't Exist.

n7
Envisage

I have picked the dark lord Envisage..I am creating this debate to test 2 new arguments that I'm not 100% sure about. One of them is partly original. Also because I haven't done a God debate in a while.Definitions:God: The sentient necessary eternal (has always existed and held his properties) omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent being that was the efficient cause of the contingent universe.Probably: Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell.

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108 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Unperceived Existence Is Not Possible

holla1755
Jocularly_Solemn

If I do not perceive a thing, then in my perspective, the thing does not exist.Argument.Assume I do not perceive a thing. Then, although I may have evidence that supports the truth of the proposition "The thing exists," ultimately, I have insufficient evidence that supports the truth of the proposition "The thing exists." Since ultimately, I have insufficient evidence that supports the truth of the proposition "The thing exists," in my perspective, the th...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Lesbians cannot call there "mates" wives due to the fact that marriage is a religious concept

MuhammadAbrar
platoandaristotle

Because in religion there isnt any concept of a "Homosexual" Marriage (Marriage is a religious concept after all) of root values (original texts), the concept of a "husband to Husband" and a "Wife to Wife" is non existent - and just should call each other a couple or "Mates" for people's understanding....

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Presupposing Islam is true, an eternal hell is justified.

Ahmed.M
popculturepooka

= = = = = Introduction = = = = =This debate will be about the justification for the conception of hell fire in Islam. I will argue that Hell fire conceived of in Islam, a conscious eternal torment is morally justified. My opponent may build a case of his own, but it is sufficient for him to only refute my case. ...

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Updated 5 Years Ago