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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

The ideal system of government

darthbray
Callum227

This is simply a friendly argument about what is the ideal system of government. You point out what you think would be the ideal system of government and well start off from there each improving off of each other's ideas until we have what could be the ideal system. Then we can compare it to the most powerful country currently the US. Voters will vote yes or no if our system of government is better than the US....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

It is better for a leader to be more feared than loved.

UtherPenguin
Bob13

Full resolution:"In a situation where both virutes are incompatible: it is better for a leader to be more feared than loved."Rules-BoP is shared, as Pro must prove it is better to be feared as a leader, Con must equally prove that it is better to be loved as a leader.-If you're intrested in the debate, be sure to comment below-Be civil and follow the format.Format:Round 1: Acceptan...

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14 Comments
Updated 4 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 8 Months Ago

Homosexual Acts are Immoral

Contradiction
WriterDave

TERMSResolved: Homosexual Acts Are ImmoralRounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clash Definitions: By "homosexual acts" I refer to sexual acts between members of the sa...

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691 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Ayn Rand's opposition to Hedonism makes no sense

dylancatlow
ShabShoral

First round is for acceptance only. The following passages are to be taken as representative of Ayn Rand's position on Hedonism: 1. I am profoundly opposed to the philosophy of hedonism. Hedonism is the doctrine which holds that the good is whatever gives you pleasure and, therefore, pleasure is the standard of morality. Objectivism holds that the good must be defined by a rational standard of value, that pleasure is not a first cause, but only a consequence, that only the pleasure which...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Being a realist is better than being an optimist

Foliya
UnderRaidedScore

Hi! Admittedly, most people think that being an optimist is better than being a pessimist. But what about realists? I am for being a realist, because sometimes it's silly to look at the world through pink glasses....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Atheistic Objective Morality

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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 5 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 7 Months Ago

Do bears poop in the woods

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HomelySherlock

The answer is simple: Does a bear poop in the woods? of course it does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago