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Being a pedophile is not morally wrong

Canuckleball
creedhunt

I feel that being a pedophile is not inherently wrong. I would argue that it is a serious mental disorder that should be treated and hopefully cured, and would encourage someone who deals with these urges to seek professional help without fear of being shunned by society. Let me be very clear: ABUSING A CHILD IN ANY WAY IS WRONG. No one in their right mind would argue that taking any action that harms, threatens, intimidates, or discomforts a child, especially by a person in a position of po...

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10 Comments
Updated 13 Hours Ago

Cats and Dogs are food too

TheSymbiote
Lmoney

The topic for the debate is that Human Kind Should Eat Dogs and CatsNow please, I want a fair and good debate if you cannot find a good reason for humans (Americans mainly) not to eat dogs and cats then I would advise you to not accept.The first round is acceptance. ...

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2 Comments
Updated 13 Hours Ago

On balance, the world would better if there was one language everyone could speak

RoyalFlush100
Zariah

Pro (me) has to prove that the world would be better if there was one language everyone could speak and Con has to prove that the world would be worse if there was one language everyone could speak. First round is acceptance only. Con cannot introduce any new arguments in the final round as Pro has no chance to rebut it (only respond to anything Pro said). We'll say for the debate that there would be one language in everyday use, but some may still study others (like people do today wit...

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2 Comments
Updated 20 Hours Ago

Men getting paid more in athletics is reasonable

Goodgame
JackOfDiamonds

I'm taking the pro stance saying that it is justifiable for men to be paid more than women in athletics. If you accept then then post your first argument in this round. Don't accept if you are too stupid to understand facts or compile a valid argument or if you are not that engaged in the topic. I don't like forfeits. Let the games begin....

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2 Comments
Updated 20 Hours Ago

Is modern feminism too scattered to be an effective movement?

Jaxsor
gomergcc

I believe that modern feminism has too many different divisions and splits to be considered an effective movement anymore. For example, you have full on radical feminists that hate men shamelessly. You then have somewhat less radical feminists who go on and on about patriarchy. (That's where people like Anita Sarkeesian or Chanty Binx fall.) Then you have feminists with more egalitarian ideals, such as Cristina Hoff Sommers or Camille Paglia. The ones that go on about patriarchy oppose the femin...

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1 Comments
Updated 21 Hours Ago

Defeating ISIS with Violence is impossible.

TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Dantheawesome

HELLO, with the upcoming National Forensics League tournament coming up on April 14 I need to be as prepared to argue as possible, thus I have decided to come to DDO to find further scrutiny in my arguments and develop them as well as find new arguments for either the pro or the con side. The resolution to be pro or con on is Resolved: Committing US ground combat troops is in the best interest of the Unit...

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16 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Plagiarism Should be Penalized on DDO

Ragnar
hect

This debate is in response to comments made by DDO user Hect, who may present his case in R1.Definitions are common English, if in doubt, Merriam-Webster dictionary....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Should Gay marriage be Legal?

EmilyMemmi
16kadams

Gay people love, just like everyone else! What's wrong with that!? God said not to judge, so if you're straight, who cares? Their life isn't your problem!...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Are some cultures better than others?

lilyydo
MeaganMunsell

I think some cultures are better than others since other cultures have more things than others. For example, they might have a more advance technology or a better sense of morality. However, morality is based on what cultures have influenced on you. In all, how many of you would rather live in North Korea ?...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Drug Use Should Be Legalised

HyperionNyx
annabanda

We live in a world where people are willing to do horrible things to other people. We feel this is morally unacceptable so we have devised a system to punish those who we deem to have done something that requires action to reprimand them; yet in the year of 2015 the vast majority of the countries around the world are happy to punish drug users/producers as much, if not more, than murderers and rapists. Why is this? Why are people legally allowed to go to the shop and purchase bleach, drink...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago