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There is no free will.

Tweka
NoMagic

People claim that there is no such thing as free will. Everything is because of fate and so. The BoP is shared clearly. 72 hours to argue. 10,000 characters. No forfeit. No Trolling. No Insults. No semantics. The voting style is open to anyone. This will be a four rounds of debate. First round is for PRO's ARGUMENT. Second round is for REBUTTALS or NEW ARGUMENT. Third round is for CON's REBUTTAL AND PRO'S CONCLUSION. Fourth round is for my CONCLUSION. My opponent shall typ...

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75 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

God Probably Doesn't Exist

n7
Toviyah

This debate is impossible to accept, if you wish to accept let me know in the comments.You must have a minimum of 2500 ELO to vote on this debate.Definitions:God: The sentient eternal (has always existed and held his properties) omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent being that was the efficient cause of the universe.Probably: Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell.Doesn't Exist: Does not have objective reality or being....

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215 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Money Can Buy Happiness.

Rubikx
InnovativeEphemera

Money Can Buy Happiness This should be impossible to accept. If you can then you lose. If you would like to debate me leave a comment. I recently did a forum on this subject and it sparked interesting conversation, so I decided to do a debate on it. Definitions: Money: Cash, Dollars, I think its pretty self explanatory. Buy: exchange money for an object or service. Happiness: The emotion of Happiness. First round is acceptance only forfeit in any round means automatic loss BoP i...

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32 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks 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

The Penal code/Islam where men rule the world, and the penal code of justice in America.

Max.Wallace
Purple_Potato

Hey smart philosopher, think about that. If you deny it then you are a penis. Stick out your dinky tyrant. Same thing, different faces in different places, all of they be tyrants....

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

English essay contest, Describe what is most important to you and why?

imsmarterthanyou98
GeneticMutation

Fairly self explainable i assume lol. Write an essay about that which is most important to you and why.Judges, please value substance over grammer.THanks :) Let's have fun :D Good luck to my opponent.First round acceptance. ...

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

why was the universe created (if you want to participate just leave a comment

kai11
lannan13

1st round is acceptance this debate will be over why the universe exists in the first place. the person to come up with the most logical theory wins the debate...

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12 Comments
Updated 1 Month 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 9 Months Ago

The "Big Bang" Theory, is more plausible than the Christian "God"

Gavyen12Kelly
Mike_10-4

I believe that the big bang theory is more solid than that of the Christian Religion for many reasons that i will bring forth in the following rounds, first round is for acceptance, Thank you and good luck...

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Same-Sex Marriage

LostintheEcho1498
Edwar3je

Alrighty, here is the structure: 1. Acceptance 2. Main Argument (no rebuttal) 3. Rebuttal 4. Conclusion (no rebuttal, any last info) We will be debating on whether or not gay marriage/same-sex marriage should be legal. Trolling is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. These definitions will be the accepted ones: Marriage: a ceremony in which two people are married to each other (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marriage) Gay/homosexual: sexually attracted to people of the...

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10 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago