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Celebrating birthday is a burden of craps we own.


Celebrating birthday is a burden of craps we own. Isn't it so annoying to wish everyone on their bdays, and being hurt if someone forgets to wish us back on our own bdays ??. I dont cerebrate bdays, its a waste of time, money and resources that add no quality in lives of others. It only boost our ego and greed up... I mean being ME for any reason seems ridiculous.. I would rather spend this day volunteering the foster home or with the people who are less fortunate.. Your thoughts ?? Agree or...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

The Normative Contingency Thesis (NCT) is a compelling objection to Moral Realism.


I've finally decided to open this up to any and all challengers. Everyone knows me, my argument, and my method. All that's missing is someone to take up the fight. As a consequence of this openness, Con may begin presenting arguments for realism/against the NCT in Round 1, or may choose merely to accept and defer argumentation until Round 2. I leave that decision to my opponent, who may not be penalized for opting t...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

It is more likely than not that an afterlife does not exist


===Resolution===The Pro will have the primary burden of proof in formulating and defending an argument against the existence of an afterlife. Con's burden will be to deconstruct and refute Pro's case. ===Definitions===An afterlife is defined as "the concept of a realm, or the realm itself (whether physical or transcendental), in which an essential part of an individual's identity or consciousness continues to reside after the death o...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Any Transcendental Objective Meaning to Human life is both Illusory and destructive.


My contention for this proposition is that I feel any attempt to establish an Objective Meaning, a meaning which transcends or holds true to all of those who are members of the species H. sapiens, is not only an illusory prospect but one which has more destructive implications than positive. I require Con to obviously propose a framework for an objective meaning, including specifically a or many meanings, to use the term loosely. 1st Round. Accept and give your argument. 2nd Round. Re...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Since lust is a sin God cannot be both Omniscient and Omnibenevolent


This debate originally was for LifeMeansGodIsGood, but due to the fact he has neither accepted nor denied my request I am leaving it open for anyone who wishes to participate. These are the criteria for my opponent: He recognizes lust is a sin He recognizes Go...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Free Will Exists


Rules:~First Round is for acceptance.~Serious arguments only.~Must adhere to provided definition of free will and the resolution.~Burden of proof is shared.~No new evidence in the final round.Resolution:A review of science, history, and philosophy affirms that human beings exercise free will.Definition:Free Will: the ability to make a personal choice that is not si...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

This House Believes That the No Difference Theory is correct


Hello, and welcome to my next debate. 16kadams, probably one of the most formidable and respected debaters on this site for conservative beliefs against myself, it certainly shall be an interesting debate. ===Opening Jokes==='My Dad used to say 'always fight fire with fire', which is probably why he got thrown out of the fire brigade.'===Definitions===No difference theory: The rejection of necessary differe...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Individuals act only on behalf of their own well being


Acting in one"s self-interest is acting in a way that satisfies our personal desires. Individuals are selfish in nature, so even if they seem to be selfless, for example donating to charity, they will in actuality be acting only to better their social standing or feel good about themselves. Even if they do not realize this, their subconscious does. In this way, there is no such thing as a truly selfless act....

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Updated 7 Months Ago

If a tree falls in a forest, and there is no one to hear it, it does not make a sound


Resolution: If a tree falls in a forest, and there is no one there to hear it, it does not make a sound.I shall be arguing in favor of the above resolution. The BoP shall be shared. That is, I shall argue the above statement is true, my opponent shall argue that it is false (that it does make a sound.)

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Early Marriage is harmful for people


Early marriage can cause a lot of social and health problemFirst I want to said that people who are getting marriage in early ages doing this because of accidents such as pregancy. And often this marriage is not so strong. because it was like not because of the love or something like that. It was because they have to do that, not because they want it. And also it often leads to divorce. Divroce become social problem because it cause really bad consiqunces. It is bring unhappiness to c...

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Updated 12 Months Ago