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The Bible morally contradicts itself

speechlessspeaker
daley

There are many practical flaws in our present day Christian bible. I believe that denying that there is no higher power is a hard idea to explain, and this is not my personal beliefs. However I find the belief of the actual historical accuracy of the bible as well as its many moral contradictions an even more far-fetched idea to find truth in. This debate will focus on the contradiction of free will. I'm not going to sit here and just post scripture the entire debate. if the need arises then I w...

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Hours Ago

"Ladies first" implies sexism

Encore
blackkid

I will be arguing that one-sided chivalry is sexist and unjustified (so I will be Pro). Chivalry: "an honorable and polite way of behaving especially toward women" http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chivalry Round 1 is for acceptance and position. 2/3/4 - debate; round 5 is for conclusions. Thank you!...

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Updated 3 Hours Ago

Young Americans should not be required to spend at least one year in public service.

ShannonM
PrinceMittens

It is completely unreasonable to have young Americans complete such a task because if America is built of a single word: FREEDOM, then why are we not allowing the future of America choose whether or not to go into the field of public service for a year. It would not be freedom if we, the government, MAKE the young do this responsibility. According to Google, freedom means the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Although, young Americans are not leg...

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Updated 2 Hours Ago

What is the best book?

Cassie412
TheDebateMaster1

This debate is not meant to be serious. I would just like my opponent to argue for what they think is the best-written book they know. Please no religious texts, and just fiction. My claim (pro): Watership Down, by Richard Adams. Rules: no personal attacks. It would also help if I read my opponent's favorite book before round 2, and vice versa. Finally, the books must not be part of a series. Thanks, and may the best book win! (Re-issuing, due to lack of reply from Con. Opponents, anyone?)...

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22 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Is sex good for health?

Smriti
lannan13

Merits and Demerits of Sex...

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13 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Should TV be banned

Star123
blackkid

I think TV should not be banned because you can learn a lot of new information about it....

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

NIAMC's Musician Tournament, Round 1, tulle vs. philochristos

philochristos
tulle

This is for a tournament set up by Niamc: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/45848/ All the rules Niamc spelled out in the above link apply. I'll just copy them here for your convenience. Round layout: 1st round. -The 1st round debate shall consist of 3 rounds; 1st round being acceptance and reiteration of rules, rounds 2 & 3 being performance rounds - The "performances" shall be presented in the form of an audio file or video file. A single performance shall be presen...

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9 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Gun Control

cal352
AlternativeDavid

The belief that enforcing stricter gun laws on those who use guns for good(gun owners who protect themselves, their families, and potentially prevent crimes) will keep guns off the streets(from those who buy guns off the black market rather than a gun store " obviously requiring no permit, no background check, etc) is very foolish. If this method were actually effective, then illegal drugs would not be an issue. Vilifying gun owners by imposing gun restrictions make it tougher for registered, l...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Has science proved a boon(pro) or curse(con) to humanity.

soumya_a_thomas
Joel.98

First round is for acceptance only.From 2nd round onwards the debate starts.Arguements can be made and objections can be raised.:) ...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

are strikes in schools justifiable?

karthikms
AnkurCRB

we, as the people of india should not promote strikes in schools.the schools in india are trying their best to avoid student politics but many student parties play a major role in diverting the minds of students from studies to politics.also strikes causes many holidays which would become difficult for the students to keep up with the portion.so we should not encourage student politics or strikes this could become a very big menace in the society....

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago