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Gay Marriage

ConservativilyLiberal
EndarkenedRationalist

I do not support Gay marriage, I understand with the increasing number of people accepting it, it is to be legalized in many parts of the world soon. However i want to argue agaisnt it. Not from a religious view, since I understand that whomever is agaisnt me may not be of a Christian belief....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

God most likely exists

zmikecuber
Sswdwm

Good evening/afternoon/morning/midday, ladies and gentlemen. Sswdwm and I don't always see eye-to-eye on issues, and after having many enjoyable forum debates, we've decided to take it to the real thing. The resolution for this debate shall be...God most likely exists.

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250 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Does God exist?

Toviyah
Envisage

Thanks Envisage for accepting this debate. First round for acceptance I'm pro, Envisage will be Con. BOP is on me. 'God' is the Deistic concept of God. (Creator, transcendent, powerful) Enjoy!...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

is god evil

sabarashy
notyourbusiness

Earlier today I was talking to friend about religion I being an agnostic Christian and him being an atheist we had conflicts and he said even if god is real I would not worship him for he is evil obviously I asked him why he said god lets horrible things happen to the innocent and I said well that is him giving us free will and with that free will comes the price of evil wouldn't it be evil to have no free will?...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

The overall purpose of philosophical argument should be to answer the question of how best to live

Icebox415
GoOrDin

Philosophy over time has rarely dealt with the most important question. How do we live best in this lifetime? Philosophical content and argument is too oftentimes tied up in semantics and questions that have no bearing on our lives. It's not related to the common man and has therefore lost perspective on what the purpose of philosophy should be....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Atheism Has No Burden of Proof

Double_R
Dragonfang

BoP is on myself as Pro and Instigator to prove the resolution. My BoP requirement is to demonstrate that my case is rationally justified despite Cons rebuttals. The definition of Burden of Proof and Atheism are subject to debate. First round is for acceptance only. No new arguments in round 4. All other standard debate rules apply....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The Problem of Evil falsifies the Christian God's Omnibenevolence

Envisage
Wylted

I am honoured to have Wylted accept this debate! Best of luck to him!.The burden of proof is on me to demonstrate the resolution to be true. I will argue in the following round and Con may provide rebuttals/arguments in the same round.10,000 characters.Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Opening arguments, Con may rebut meRound 3: Rebuttals/ArgumentsRound 4: Rebuttals/Conclusions - No new arguments/brand new rebuttalsThat is all, good luck!!...

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240 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

xXCryptoXx's 100th Debate: The Conjugal View of Marriage is Philosophically Valid

xXCryptoXx
bsh1

Opening Speech Hello all and welcome to my 100th debate! It has been a long journey in debating to get where I am on this wonderful summer day. Over the course of my debate history I have debated gay marriage a grand total of 24 times, having lost four of those debates, tying twice, and winning eighteen times. Gay marriage has been the debate topic of 2...

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142 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 1 Year Ago

Are candlesticks safe to jump over?

firefish12
kroshka12

This simply an acceptance round to get your feelings through to one another. I accept. Me and kroshka have returned and hopefully its for good. Thanks for all the support we had on our should Unicorns Be Able to Farm debate and if you haven't heard of it check it out here: http://www.debate.org/debates/Should-unicorns-be-able-to-farm/1/...

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago