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Nonsensical argument debate

imabench
Grape

Ok here's how it works.... Ill start out by making a general statement, and then provide nonsensical arguments supporting the resolution. The Con will then counter argue against my nonsensical arguments using nonsensical arguments of his own. Whoever has the funnier/least sensical arguments wins. Example of a nonsensical argument: "Obama is black because the Volcano God Morgan Freeman said so when he wrote the Bible using ink made of his own semen mixed with crushed ipod mini's containing...

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5 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 2 Years Ago

A Young Earth Creation Biologist Is As Out Of Place As An Atheist Theologian?

Sagey
bluesteel

For starters, there nothing in Biological Science that is not based on the laws of Evolution, just as there is nothing in Theology ("Studying The Mind Of God") for a person who considers that God does not exist:Both would be working against their own personal beliefs and both would struggle to reconcile these.I know of some trained and qualified as Theologians, who even worked in the field of religious preaching for many years before they became Atheists,...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Did the egg come before the chicken?

pyrophilia
the_streetsurfer

The egg came first. The two birds that had to of made the egg couldn't of been chickens, but a different species. The egg they made was the next step in evolution, kind of like patient zero....

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Updated 2 Months 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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54 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Atheism is more probable than Theism.

Microsuck
Billdekel

Resolved: Atheism is more probable than Theism.For purposes of this debate, the term "God" will be defined as to include the general attributes of the Judeo-Christian God (i.e.: omnipotence, omniscience, omnibenevolence etc.) That...

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14 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Respect for Life

Sireesh
Beginner

The starting point of wildlife conservation is the understanding that no meaningful conservation can be carried out unless one understands that all life must be respected for what it is, and that we leave our misconception that humans have a better claim to life, or to the earth and what it offers. After so many centuries of intellectual thought and evolution, if we still have people talking casually of clearing forests, or of killing animals, talking of forests and wildlife as if they were liv...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Resolved: God exists

mendicant0
drafterman

First round is acceptance and opening statements. If you do not agree with the three statements I make below, please don't accept the debate. Statement 1) Something cannot be A and not-A at the same time and in the same relationship (the law of non-contradiction). Statement 2) Ex nihilo nihil fit (out of nothing nothing comes). Statement 3) There is something. Alright, so with those basic preconditions set, let's launch into my argument for the existence of God. MAIN ARGUMENT...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

You are an eternal being

Speakerfrthedead
Internationalist

If you, a physical person is made up of matter and in turn made up of energy. And since energy can neither be created or destroyed, does that mean you can exist forever? - [1]Or does it mean that You physically can exist forever, but the you right now as a personality exists temporarily?My vote, you exist eternally.The way I came to this conclusion is by asking exactly what is time and if every moment we experience exists.Think of this sequenc...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Is Secularism Rational Choice?

tahir.imanov
Cygnus

Debate is about : Philosophical aspect of Secularism Morality History of Secularism (Secular Countries in Historica...

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4 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago