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The Argument from Religious Experience

popculturepooka
Envisage

Thanks to Envisage for agreeing to debate this important - and relatively under discussed - subject with me. (In all likelihood some form of religious experience probably is what most theists take to justify their religious beliefs.) I will be arguing that the argument from religious experience can give significant epistemic justification for believing in the existence of God. Envisage will be attempting to undermine my argument and show that the argument for...

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48 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Should doctor assisted suicide be legal?

Sebastian_Ley
Sapphique

This is my first debate, so I figured I would start off with a subject that is both fascinating and controversial. Doctor assisted suicide is the process of a medical professional euthanizing a patient to relieve them from pain, be it mental or physical. The debate will be structured as such: Round 1 is acceptance, round 2 is your main points, (no rebuttals), round 3 is rebuttals, and round 4 is closing statements. I am debating for the Pro side of this debate. I hope to have a good debate,...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Violent defense of the unborn is a legitimate tool to end abortion.

Robert_Weiler
Unitomic

I will be arguing that the use of physical force to defend the unborn is legitimate and morally justified. My opponent necessaryly takes the opposite view. First round for acceptance only. ...

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42 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Can we understand death?

SuperiorIntelligence
TheJuniorVarsityNovice

ForewordThis debate has been done to find a good debating partner to do philosophical discussions with. The topic is one from about a year ago, with I and a now inactive user profjb. Other Philosophy debates on my profile will be used for the next debate, and then I will probably start thinking of new topics.I look forward to finding a smart and mature partner to discuss things with.Debate

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament: Animal Rights

bsh1
16kadams

PrefaceThis is the Semi-Final round of Zaradi's Prize Debate Tournament. I want to extend my thanks to Zaradi for hosting and for being magnanimous enough to attach a prize to this tournament. I also want to thank 16k--it may have taken us awhile to agree on a topic (and by "awhile" I mean eons...), but we got here nonetheless :)This is a judge-only, "select winner" debate. The judges are Raisor, Dalt, Endark, BV, Cermank, Wylted, Bluesteel, Thett, Z...

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178 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Eternal life is existing

Therammo
Ryan_Sphar

The basic premise proceeds from the assumption that the probability of a world coming into existence exactly like our own is greater than zero (we know this because our world exists). If space is infinite, then cosmology tells us that our existence will recur an infinite number of times. We also know for a fact that we are made of atoms and particles. Giving infinite time and space, there will eventually be same atoms and particles IN SAME ORDER, therefore our existence is cyclical and not li...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Abortion

a_janis1
angeloivy

Abortion is the killing of an innocent human being, the right to life is an inalienable right given to every innocent human being, therefore, abortion, as the direct result of the killing of an innocent human child, violates the inalienable right to life. Thus, abortion is wrong. I would like to argue against abortion. There is no layout other than that my opponent should first provide a retort to the paragraph stated above in round one. This is just a free discussion in a relaxed manner. Als...

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57 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

is homosexuality actually a sin

really12
FreedomEagle

The bible was written long ago when there was not a such a copious amount of scientific research, and as such the people then believed that homosexuality was a choice because there was nothing to prove otherwise. You must know that the holy bible was also written in societal morals, not only religious morals. For example, people back then deemed it permissible to stone a woman who had lost her virginity before marriage....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Does time exist?

CultLeader34
TheJuniorVarsityNovice

Time does not exist. It is figment of a man"s imagination to explain movement and aging....

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Updated 4 Days Ago

most people know right from wrong.

steffon66
Xxzefd

i am challenging my buddy Xxzefd to a debate about whether or not most people know right from wrong. i am not saying that objective morality does not exist. i do think that most people might know a little about right and wrong but not much as most peoples opinions on right and wrong change so much and every population contradicts almost every other population on moral issues. we even contradict each other. i think this is an open and shut case for me but my friend seems to think otherwise. im no...

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Updated 4 Days Ago