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Homosexuality Is Immoral!

Ajab
Dennybug

Greetings!Sir, I challenge you to the normative resolution: 'Homosexuality Is Immoral'. If you should choose to accept you bind yourself to the regulations set below. 1. There will be a shared burden of proof.2. The debate will take place in four rounds, where the first round is to set the rules and to accept the debate only. The first argument rounds will consist of positive material o...

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36 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

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

dannyc
Wylted

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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111 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

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

PrimeLunatic
Truth_seeker

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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11 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

We Probably Don't Have Libertarian Free Will

KhalifV
Mike_10-4

Structure:1. Acceptance2. Opening arguments3. Refutation/ new points4. Further refutatio...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

You can't go to heaven the way you are yourself

LifeMeansGodIsGood
Brendan_Liam

If you say there is no heaven or heaven must be proven, it does not matter. If there is no heaven, then you can't go to heaven no matter what. If you say heaven cannot be proven, it does not matter. All I have to do is show it would not be heaven if you were there as you are yourself....

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47 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Free Will Exists

ThermidorSnow
Preston

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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10 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The Death Penalty--With a Twist!

bsh1
kbub

PrefaceI thank Kbub for agreeing to debate me on this! I think it is an interesting take on the Death Penalty debate, in that it seeks to evaluate the philosophy behind it, rather than becoming muddled in the practical concerns of its implementation. I would ask, however, that all arguments be topical to the resolution, and that we stick to the issue at hand (i.e. no Kritiks, theory, etc.). I ask this only because I am genuinely interested in debatin...

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51 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Progress Supersedes Human Preservation

aburk903
Mike_10-4

This is a theoretical debate. The voting style only allows for a winner to be selected as I wanted this debate to remain philosophical and rely solely on the participant's reasoning abilities and ideals, rather than sources or simply grammatical correctness. I advocate that should a system become available that allows for progress at the cost of human emotion/free will (perhaps a computer resembling that in the movie Transcendence) that it would be desirable over preserving the species as it is...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Religion shouldn't be forced on children in schools

Daftpunkfan96
NathanDuclos

We're talking mainly about Christianity here, but you can point out other religions (Also please note that atheism and agnosticism are NOT religions) Round one: Acceptance Round two: Opening arguments Round three: Rebuttals Round four: Closing argument Round five: Conclusion/Final thoughts...

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15 Comments
Updated 1 Week 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