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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 2 Months Ago

Life has value

theteamnoob
Throwback

I challenged Throwback to a debate in response to his comment saying that I cannot justify the idea that life lacks value. I would like to say that this is not an attack on the person at all , just a good clash of intellect which is what this site is for - should he choose to accept. I quite simply believe that life does not have value. Quick Oxford Definitions Value : 1. The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something: 2. Consider (som...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Evolution is a religion

Thiest_1998
Erudition

Hi I'm Thiest and I know that evolution is a religion because there is no proof for it and yet people still believe that that's how the universe came into existence. By only micro evolution happens the rest are just religious....

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12 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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192 Comments
Updated 5 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 4 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 4 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

People do not have free will.

Danielle
Ockham

In this debate, my burden is to demonstrate that the universe is determined. Determinism: The philosophical doctrine that every state of affairs, including every human event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of antecedent states of affairs. Free Will: The philosophical doctrine that the conduct of human beings expresses personal choice that is not determined by physical or divine forces. I will let my oppon...

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14 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Materialism is the best way to pursue happiness

Ariesz
missbailey8

Round 1-Acceptance, Round 2-Cases, Round 3-Rebuttals, Round 4-Defense Materialism- a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. Pursue-follow (someone or something) in order to catch Happy-feeling or showing pleasure or contentment: I will be arguing that materialism is the best way to achieve happiness. My opponent will argue that there are more negative effects of materialism than there are benefits....

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2 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Jesus was a dangerous, deranged individual

Blueberry_Goose
brontoraptor

Today, Jesus is often depicted as the personification of the perfect human being in western society. He is celebrated as an individual we should all aspire to become more like, since he was apparently an advocate for all humankind and requested a more peaceful world from those he came in contact with. But if you look closely at his depiction in the now-highly edited and notoriously contradictory New Testament, you can detect the real character of Jesus, by what he said, how he acted, and what he...

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19 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago