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Does the Bible teach that a purpose of water baptism is to obtain the remission of sins?

Kilk1
daley

Welcome to this debate on the purpose of baptism! Is the purpose of baptism to obtain or declare salvation? According to the Bible, is baptism performed to become saved, or is it to declare that you already are saved?Rules

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46 Comments
Updated 10 Hours Ago

Evolution and science is an oxymoron

Thiest_1998
MagicAintReal

Hi I'm Thiest and I believe that evolution and science is an oymoron because science by definition is a study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. and since evolution does none of those things I challenge anyone to prove me wrong. By evolution I am talking about: Cosmic evolution: the origin of time, space, and matter from nothing in the "big bang" Chemical evolution: all elements "evolved" from hydrogen Stellar evolution:...

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45 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Who should be the next President of the United States? Donald Trump(Pro)......Hillary Clinton(Con)

ILikePie5
TheDeathOmen

Hello all! I am I favor of Mr. Donald J. Trump becoming the President of the United States. I believe that Hillary Clinton is a lying corrupt criminal. I will argue for Mr. Trump and Con will argue for Clinton. Thank You, and I hope this will be good debate. Please no trolling or rude behavior. Citations should be used if can. Good Luck to Con! The format of this debate is as follows: Round 1: Acceptance Only Round 2: Arguments....NO REBUTTALS Round 3: Rebuttals and Arguments Round 4: R...

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44 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Is religion a mental illness?

TheAmazingRacist
slave123

If there was only one person who believes a magical man walked around the middle east turning water into wine we would think that the person is insane and would lock him up in a mental assignment....

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43 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Implicit atheism

Capitalistslave
Death23

I'm doing this debate again since my previous debater forfeited. I'll first define implicit and explicit atheism as provided by wikipedia: "Implicit atheism and explicit atheism are types of atheism coined by George H. Smith (1979, p. 13-18). 'Implicit atheism' is defined as 'the absence of theistic belief without a conscious rejection of it', while 'explicit atheism' is 'the absence of theistic belief due to a conscious rejection of it'.[1] Explicit atheists have considered the idea of dei...

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41 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Was the Jesus character in the bible a sinner?

bitsnpieces
john_seo

Breaking any of the 10 commandments identified in the bible is a sin. Especially if the penalty is death for such crime. The Jesus character violated the Sabbath Law and as a result, was a sinner that was sentenced to death....

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41 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

abortion

noorfatima636
spinster

why is it wrong to have an abort?...

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37 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Abortion

Kelisitaan
GrimlyF

A woman has the right to do what she wants with her body. Therefore, abortion is accepted. Rules: No new arguments in R4. Forfeiting a round=loss...

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37 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?

ViceRegent
Couchgolfer

Atheists love to live under the delusion that they are the guardians of rationality. But how can they hold this title when they cannot even articulate a rational way to know truth from fiction. If they cannot do this, they are literally ignorant and the ignorant cannot guard anything. So, what atheist can give me a rational way atheists know truth from fiction? Answering this question is the sole purpose for this debate. If you are unable or unwilling to answer this question, do not respond...

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36 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

evolution=survival+adaptation

vi_spex
creationtruth

selection isnt natural, natural selection is false.. its really adaptation one that fits the only hole to escape, can escape by the hole.. evolution genetic change=ex, muscle growth a genetic code is reflected in my physical form random cause+effect=chaos(all natural change including evolution) hm invironmental pressure, imagine 2 polar bears, one with shorter fur than the other, the one with thick fur has greator chance of surviving if the one with the short fur hasn't got thick...

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36 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago