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A human Soul exists

Toviyah
n7

Hey everyone, First round is for acceptance. A soul is defined as: "The spiritual or immaterial part of a human being, regarded as immortal" [1] BOP will be on me. This debate is impossible to accept; if you want to debate, leave a comment :) Enjoy! [1] http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/soul...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

God exists

dylancatlow
Sargon

Definitions God: An entity that is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, omnibenevolent and the cause of the universe. Universe: all and only that which exists (in this case, synonymous with reality). Cause: Something that brings about an effect or result First round is for acceptance only....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

The Problem of Evil falsifies the Christian God's Omnibenevolence

Envisage
Wylted

I am honoured to have Wylted accept this debate! Best of luck to him!.The burden of proof is on me to demonstrate the resolution to be true. I will argue in the following round and Con may provide rebuttals/arguments in the same round.10,000 characters.Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Opening arguments, Con may rebut meRound 3: Rebuttals/ArgumentsRound 4: Rebuttals/Conclusions - No new arguments/brand new rebuttalsThat is all, good luck!!...

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240 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

xXCryptoXx's 100th Debate: The Conjugal View of Marriage is Philosophically Valid

xXCryptoXx
bsh1

Opening Speech Hello all and welcome to my 100th debate! It has been a long journey in debating to get where I am on this wonderful summer day. Over the course of my debate history I have debated gay marriage a grand total of 24 times, having lost four of those debates, tying twice, and winning eighteen times. Gay marriage has been the debate topic of 2...

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142 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

God most likely exists

zmikecuber
Sswdwm

Good evening/afternoon/morning/midday, ladies and gentlemen. Sswdwm and I don't always see eye-to-eye on issues, and after having many enjoyable forum debates, we've decided to take it to the real thing. The resolution for this debate shall be...God most likely exists.

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250 Comments
Updated 3 Months 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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15 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

This House Believes That Sense Experience Is The Ultimate Source of Knowledge!

Ajab
whiteflame

Introduction:This is a debate regarding Epistemology, it seeks to address the age old question which has seperated scientists and philsophers: wether empiricism is significantly the fundamental source of knowledge or whether innate knowledge or rationalistic knowledge forms a significant enough part of human knowledge. The resolution states "rational...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Legalize Gay Marriage

YaHey
JasperFrancisShickadance

I have seen that you take opposition to gay marriage, and I would like to challenge you on that. The first round is for accepting. Thanks, and I can't wait to debate you....

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54 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

If the Taliban are terrorists, then the United States are as well

ChosenWolff
Preston

Official Resolution: If the Taliban are terrorists, then the United States are as wellThis is an intresting concept I've been meaning to get to, on a philosophical argument I've been studying for awhile. The BOP will reside on me proving, that if the Taliban were to be considered terrorists, then the United States would also have to be considered terrorists. The opposition must be of the belief that the Taliban are terrorists. Usually...

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27 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Objectivism is a valid ethical system.

bossyburrito
Wocambs

DEFINITIONS:Objectivism: The philosophy of author Ayn Rand, and mainly, for this debate, the idea that all individuals should act in their own rational self-interests. Valid: True, or, in other words, pertaining to the facts of reality. Ethics: The study of how any given individual (or group) should act in life. This debate will focus on the ethical claims made by Objectivism, as...

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26 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago