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Materialism is the best way to pursue happiness

Ariesz

Round 1-Acceptance, Round 2-Cases, Round 3-Rebuttals, Round 4-Defense Materialism- a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. I will be arguing that materialism is the best way to achieve happiness. My opponent will argue that there are more negative effects of materialism than there are benefits. Comment if interested....

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Updated 17 Hours Ago

Great Apostasy prophesied or demonstrated in the New Testament. (Take 2)

WalkingTarget

My LDS Neighbor said this to me in regards to the great apostasy, "The Old Testament prophesied it, you watch it unfold in the New Testament, and you can make observations from history that confirm it." The Great Apostasy, as explained by my neighbor, is the great falling away of the church as a whole that happened as a result of evil influences that removed the plain and precious truths of the Gospel Principles and this Great Apostasy was complete at the death of the last apostle where the a...

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Updated 17 Hours Ago

A debate of Bigots: languages

GoOrDin

Round #1 acceptance Round #2 your thoughts and biases Round #3 rebuttals Round #4 additional content A Debate for Bigots: Languages I bring this up because I am obsessed. I want to learn every language I can as fluently as I can, prior to finding or being presented with a personal application. I ritually, not just routinely but ritually, go over the potential for REFORM. Examples: Slavic east and west, Scandinavian, Latin, Turkish etc... Goal: Without changing boarders, howe...

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Updated 18 Hours Ago

gay marriage

penguins_rule
Ariesz

NONE OF THIS PART IS MINE PLEASE DO NOT SAY I PLAGERIZED I DID NOT THIS IS NOT MY WRITING NOT MY WRITING"If two men are in love, and want to declare their commitment, why should we keep them from marrying each other?" "If two gays want to be married, aren't they upholding the institution of marriage rather than weakening it?" "If a pair of homosexuals want to marry and provide a home for children who would otherwise be without a family, then how can that be wrong?" In our ongoing cul...

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Debate.Org Presidential Bulletin

bsh1

Aloha!I am the elected President of Debate.org, and this debate is part of an effort I am making to reach out to more areas of the site and to update more users about site programs. The positions of President and Site Moderator are not the same; but, as President, I do run, oversee, or work on various initiatives that are pertinent to members who primarily use the debates section. I am not empowered, however, to grant you voting privileges or delete debates or things of that nat...

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Updated 18 Hours Ago

The earth is a spinning globe

Edlvsjd
mostlogical

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." Aristotle The earth is not round, there is no evidence of this that can't be disproved. Any media publicly available is presentable until such evidence is proved to be falsified. No kritiks. No ad hominem. Please keep advanced theoretical mathematical equations to a minimum. Burden of proof lies entirely on pro. Thanks for the interest in this fascinating subject, I hope my opponent can give me that...

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Updated 5 Hours Ago

Electoral College

WampumDP
imperialchimp

The Electoral College is an important part of the American Government, and without it the tyranny of the majority would be allowed to reign supreme. The framers of the Constitution put the Electoral College in our Nation for that very reason. To put it simply, our government is a Republic, where the people are represented by representatives, rather than a Democracy, where the people rule directly....

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Updated 7 Hours Ago

Should Animals Be Used for Cosmetic and Cleaning Product Testing in the USA?

firefury14620
LuckyScientist

Many arguments have arisen with the growth of the animal rights movement such as the difficulty of enforcing an abolition of animal testing. There are many animal rights acts that have been put into place and enforced that were controversial at the time they were created. An example would be the Humane Slaughter Act that prohibits the use of painful slaughtering methods on farm animals. The only requirements I could find for research facilities was the regulations for any indoor facility used to...

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Was the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary to end WW2?

Hanate333
debatesEVOLVED

I will be arguing that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not necessary to end WW2. Necessary: required to be done, achieved, or present; needed; essential....

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Salty

Brendan_Kinnee
ssanchez7173

I'm pretty salty about this....

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Updated 21 Hours Ago