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Death is Fine

D4RTH
Zarroette

Death is nothing to be afraid of, I'm not, those who love life are greedy and selfish. If you have lived beyond your lifespan you'll agree with me. If you don't, you're a coward. The love for our own lives brings fear, which can control us. All love is destruction, because we will be prepared to do anything for who or what we love. That's the conflict....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

BootsWithDefer
dkyana

Thank you dkyana for agreeing to debate me! I would like to keep the same structure, so I will repost my previous rules. This article is what sparked my interest in this topic: http://www.ryersonian.ca/white-students-barred-from-funded-rsu-student-group-event/ RULES: 1) This is a sensitive issue. As such I have allowed a 3 day response and cooldown period. Hate, racial slurs, and general disrespect will not be tolerated. 2) Do not post video, article, or anything as an argument other...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Do Almonds Lactate? (aka. Are Almonds Mammals?)

420nocomprendogg
Arcanas

Almonds Are Not Mammals I often find mail in odd places around my house. I find mail on the kitchen table, under the couch, on the bed, on the stairs and, sometimes, in the car. Typically, this happens because my wife will get the mail from our mailbox and then realize that she needs to do something somewhere else in the house. The mail is read in said location and is consequently left there when the pressing task is engaged. Recently, I found mail in the bathroom. As you can imagine, my w...

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5 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

This house endorses euthanasia

Konig
DiverseSynergy

This round is for acceptance. Definitions: 1) Euthanasia: the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. 2) Endorses: declare one's public approval or support of. Looking forward to a good debate. ;-D...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

It is more economically rational to deny same-sex couples marriage status than not.

theisticscuffles
JackOfDiamonds

Same-sex couples do not have the same legal standing as truly married couples. When judges attempt to issue marriage licenses and statuses to same-sex couples, it creates a social fissure (crack) and disrupts businesses whose owners cannot, in good faith, celebrate same-sex "weddings." Actually, these business owners know that the celebrations or public ceremonies are not real marriages, to begin with. Thus, they would be calling or endorsing something as "marriage" which is not a real marria...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

In a perfect world should we have a "test" to be able to vote democratically?

grand_admiral
UNpeacekeeper

Voting has always been said to be an "unalienable right" unfortunately, should people who do not understand it be able to vote for it? would it not be like if non-economists decided on how to run a company? or how a mine worker decided the long term plan of it's organisation. It would not make sense. democracy might be an "unalienable right" to most, but what if people don't know about the foreign policy of their country, they would not know what would be the correct decision would be. If the...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

There is no such thing as true free will

NewBalance
AlphaTBITW

Humans have no actual true free will. Anyone who would like to debate it feel free to accept....

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Is it likely that a God exists?

usernamesareannoying
Commondebator

PrologueOkey dokey. Hey there! Now, this is a debate about the likelihood of a God existing, or not... I normally affirm the former, but I would like to argue the other side for once. I would like to propose possible contentions to the argument that hasn't been used against myself...Acceptance...

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13 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Animal Rights

tejretics
RoyalFlush100

*This debate is closed. Please leave a message in the comments to apply.*IntroductionThis debate is about the ethical requirement of animal rights in society. Members of any Elo can apply to accept via. the comments. While I h...

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28 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

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 1 Month Ago