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God Must Exist

Kollo
squonk

Everything in the universe must have a cause, or else it would not be. We can trace back all these causes to the very beginning of the universe. The Cause that began with it all must be in some way different to all other causes: it must be itself uncaused. We cannot imagine how something could be not be caused except in one case. If the First Cause existed outside of time, then it would be silly to speak of it being caused, since Cause and effect require time to be in operation for them...

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Collectivism ought to be preffered to Individualism

kasmic
famousdebater

Full Resolution: On balance, Collectivism is preferable to Individualism == Rules == 1. First round for acceptance. No new arguments or rebuttals in the final round 2. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to the following definitions... Col...

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205 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

no be dumshit I make God real for you I help

fred70
TheRealSpassky101

You no like god I help. You say no god I help for you.Put question for me I take and make you know it.God make world in many things and god is put them to do for him. God boss for them. God say no do this. No do it.God say do this for always you do it.Sky is put for bird and bird know this.You say no God is for world I say you dumshit.No be the dumshit no more. I help for you. ...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

The Mechanics of Reality and the Numinous (God/spirituality/supernatural)

boozeandbabble
fred70

You may use a thousand words for a single lie, but the truth has no twin.-----Michael Bassey Johnson. What rationale can discern that the truth has no twin? Reality is as hard as nails.----C.S. Lewis It doesn't give two pence about our ideologies, sentiments, interpretations, and religious notions. Our propaganda means nothing to reality. From the wittiest philosopher to the tiniest gnat, everything has been subjugated by it. Every organism experiences reality from a different vantage poin...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should under-18s have the right to vote?

TheCommonSense
BMHTheGreat

This is a debate for whether or not under-18s should have a right to vote. I am going to limit it to an age of 14 at the least, as this is around an age where we begin to learn the most, and is the end of Year 9. Here is my argument: I believe that under-18s should have a right to vote because many new laws affect them the most, unlike older citizens. For example, the BREXIT vote. The majority of voters who voted to leave the EU in Britain were over the age of 50, giving them 31 years left i...

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4 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

The husband betrays the wife

jonahofdeath
PowerPikachu21

A couple decided to commit suicide after a horrible life. They decided to jump off a building. When they got to the top, they both counted to three. The wife jumped, but the husband stayed. The husband watched the wife drop for about 8 seconds and then saw a parachute open. Who betrayed who?I believe that the husband betrayed his wife more than his wife betrayed him.Basically, the husband has betrayed the wife.I will argue my case, after this...

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Updated 1 Month 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

Human beings are superior to animals

AnthonyH
ConservativeDialectic

Humanity in general has often struck me as being incredibly arrogant in almost everything we do. We assume our intelligence and ingenuity gives us the right to meddle with anything and everything that's within our grasp. We have this elevated view of ourselves in regard to nature. This notion that we have surpassed the lowly beast and are inherently "better", superior creatures that can lord over nature as we see fit. However, take the human being out of an ecosystem and nature thrives. Take...

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17 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Does God exist?

PowerPikachu21
lannan13

Alright. It's time to announce the Contender, chosen by me: I'll debate lannan13, as I'm intrigued of their arguments.Rules:1) Under lannan13's request, the definition of God will be "The mind that grounds reality". Though I want them to expand on this definition.2) The Burden of Proof is shared. I will have to show that God can't possibly exist. The Contender will have to make it seem plausible for God to exist. 3) No forfeiting or runni...

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34 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

A simulator could make a universe like ours.

AllUnpowerful
Comeatmebruh666

Hi. I couldn't fully describe the subject of this debate through a short title, so I'll explain it here. I'm here to argue that a simulator, if they exist, have incredibly more advanced technology than our technology and try to create a universe that appears like it is ours, could make a universe that appears like it is ours to people contained within the simulation, including appearing to have any evidence, if there is any, that proves/disproves that our universe is not a simulation. I hope som...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago