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It is safer for society to assume that morality is objective rather than subjective.

ManofFewWords
Dan4reason

First round is for acceptance....

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Updated 24 Minutes Ago

Protecting your own body is a responsibility, not a right.

Diqiucun_Cunmin
Carthage

Resolution: Protecting your own body is a responsibility, not a right. My opponent will argue that protecting your own body is a right and not a responsibility. First round for acceptance only. Rather informal definitions: Responsibility: Something we are obliged by our identity or position to do Right: An power that is endowed upon us by our identity or position Protecting your body: Ensuring the well-being and safety of your body...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

It is possible for a citizen under an authoritarian dictator, to have more freedom then a US citizen

Jifpop09
CJKAllstar

Simple enough, I will be arguing that a citizen under a authoritarian dictator can have more freedom then a United States citizen. My opponent will argue otherwise. No more clarifications should be needed. We will use North Korea for the purpose of the debate. free·dom

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Individuals act only on behalf of their own well being

AnotherUniverse
philochristos

Acting in one"s self-interest is acting in a way that satisfies our personal desires. Individuals are selfish in nature, so even if they seem to be selfless, for example donating to charity, they will in actuality be acting only to better their social standing or feel good about themselves. Even if they do not realize this, their subconscious does. In this way, there is no such thing as a truly selfless act....

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Vegetarianism

lucasd_j
TheMaster_Debator

I have always felt that the arguement against vegetarianism were never sufficient and could have been much better. The arguement against vegetarianism was mostly taken up by fools who love mcdonalds too much and let their stomach's decide their principles thats why I felt it neccesary to publish my thoughts on the issue. I will be arguing on grounds of health, food shortages, morality and also a religous perspective.Firstly, I understand that the arguments given proclaiming that...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Kalam cosmological argument

derogatory
MasterDebated

KCAClassical argument 1. Everything that has a beginning of its existence has a cause of its existence;2. The universe has a beginning of its existence; Therefore: 3. The universe has a cause of its existence.Sources:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal%C4%81m_cos...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Will Senpai notice me?

LazyDemonKaizo
Jamespend

Yus, cuz I am kawaii desu~...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Genuine creativity does not exist

Squibs
MasterDebated

Genuine creativity does not exist. What I mean by genuine creativity, is the spontaneous and completely original formation of ideas/concepts or matter/structures, both conscious and unconscious. Not subject to any prior influences, experiences, connections, and collaborations whatsoever. Genuine creativity is an illusion. For an act of creativity to be completely genuine it has to come from nothing. I would argue that no such idea or natural structure in the known or even conceivable history...

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Updated 9 Hours Ago

If atheism is correct, animals have souls

edibleshrapnel
Ozzyhead

According to most religious texts, animals were created to sustain gods creation, which is us human beings. Now if atheism is correct, there is no god and the universe was created naturally. Wouldn't animals have souls? My platform states the following: 1. According to atheism, we are superior to other creatures because of evolution and natural selection, this means that even though animals are inferior minded, they posses a soul that can communicate with others of the same species, pro-create,...

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Updated 5 Days Ago

Can There Be Morality Without God?

aleph_naught
Benshapiro

By morality without God, I mean some moral reality in the absence of a deity. In other words, is there any conflict in atheism and moral realism? And if there is, is it one of stark inconsistency, or instead of probabilistic tension? God will be understood as the god of orthodox monotheism, the all-powerful, benevolent creator and sustainer of the universe. Or, alternatively, the greatest being of Anselmian theology. If my opponent has a slightly different (preferably less restrictive) defini...

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Updated 1 Day Ago