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There exists absolute truth.

DrSenelCoolidge
Ockham

I believe that absolute truth exists. Here is what I define as absolute truth: Absolute truth is all absolute, being correct in every context of reality, and it is a truth that depends on its own truthfulness for being valid. As such, this truth is self-reliant for its validity. This truth then proves itself as valid. Also, absolute truth is composed of aspects, each aspect being an essential ingredient for absolute truth. These aspects include syntactic and state-wise components, which...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Can you change my mind?

Benjiboy960
vi_spex

Can you change my mind? Try to use psychology to make me think that you can....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should abortion be legal, and if so, is it moral?

Billjunior
DanBe

In this debate, I, the instigator, will be arguing that abortion should be legal (in all counties), and that it is moral to have an abortion. For the purposes of the argument, let's define abortion as "the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy". Good luck to whomever may accept this challenge :) Opening argument- Many people state that abortion is killing an inncoent person. While that is true, it does not entail that therefore abortion isn't moral. The fetus's right to live, does not e...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Atheistic Objective Morality

famousdebater
MagicAintReal

Challenge StatusThis debate challenge is for MagicAinReal. I will be sending the challenge to him on Monday. If anybody else accepts this debate then voters are obliged to vote for me as I did NOT give them permission to accept. ResolutionResolved: Assuming that God does not exist, morality can be objectiv...

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98 Comments
Updated 3 Months 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 2 Months Ago

It is morally permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people.

Seagull
n7

This is my first debate on debate.org I am eager to start debating. Here is the topic. Resolved: It is morally permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people. I have set the character limit to 6,000 and the time between rounds to 3 days. Please do not accept without permission. If you would like to debate this, please comment on the debate....

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33 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Murder is Objectively Immoral

Seagull
famousdebater

Resolved: Murder is Objectively Immoral 4 rounds/6,000/select winner/72hrs...

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66 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

There Are Good Secular Reasons to Disallow Same-Sex Marriage

Contradiction
HonestDiscussioner

HonestDiscussioner and I have agreed on terms. I will launch immediately into my opening statement.~The state regulates marriage for a reason. It dispenses benefits for a reason. Understanding what this reason is will tell us what criteria are and are not relevant to marriage, and thus whether any rights are being denied. If the state excludes same-sex couples from entering into legal marriages on the basis of criteria relevant to the public purpose of marri...

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211 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The concept of good and evil should ideally be abandoned in order to create a more just world

JayConar
Bensen

The full question: Good and evil are concepts which have outlasted their usefulness to society.Round 1 will be for acceptance and opening arguments.Round 2 will be for rebuttals and further arguments.Round 3 will be for rebuttals and further arguments.Round 4 will be for rebuttals only with no further arguments being introduced.Pro openi...

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32 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Homosexual Acts are Immoral

Contradiction
WriterDave

TERMSResolved: Homosexual Acts Are ImmoralRounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clash Definitions: By "homosexual acts" I refer to sexual acts between members of the sa...

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691 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago