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'Is there a sound foundation for atheistic morality?'

pocketoxford1
PowerPikachu21

Atheists comprise an increasingly large proportion of the population, however the philosophical implications upon the atheist of atheism are seldom discussed beyond academic circles. Religious people can clearly locate their ethics in the omnibevolence of their God, yet where can an atheist locate their morality? The debate does not concern whether or not atheists do hold moral views and principles, this is manifestly evident, rather the debate concerns whether the atheist has a legitimate philo...

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Anselm's First Ontological Argument Holds Merit

ProgressiveForLife
Surgeon

Relavent Background for DebateSaint Anselm of Canterbury (ca.1033– 21 April 1109) [1], a Benedictine Monk and famed Father of the Church, posited that the existence of God was proveable from its very definition by way of what became known as the Ontological Argument, which he described in the following manner:

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Veganism is a moral obligation

UNOWN301
afroninja61104

Round 1: Debate Acceptance Round 2: Opening arguments Round 3: Rebuttal 1 Round 4: Rebuttal 2/Conclusion Definitions: Veganism - a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. Moral Obligation - something that we ought to do in order to be consistent with our moral beliefs I will be arguing in favor of the proposition that veganism is a moral obligation....

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The Philosophy of Relativism

JimShady
LuciferWept

I, Jimmy, will be arguing that Relativism, which is the belief that certain truths are true for me but not for you is in fact false. You, the Pro, will be arguing that the philosophy of Relativism is true, that your truth is not the same as MY truth. The structure of this debate will be Round 1, acceptance, Round 2, arguments, and Round 3, new arguments and rebuttals. A future thanks goes to my future opponent. And, unrelated to this debate, I'll be doing another rap battle sometime, bu...

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There is no such thing as a mercy killing

Arganger
ChurnedCreamery

Anywhere it calls a murder a mercy killing, the reality is this: a hate crime. Calling a hate crime a mercy killing gives way to much sympathy to the killer, and devalues the victim. It also often affects the verdict and gives the murderer a break, while reinforcing the idea that the group of people the victim is from is inherently worth less. I am mostly referring to in cases of parents or caregivers murdering a disabled person,but other cases may be discussed....

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Is faith healing immoral?

bruno_the_destroyer
Torvald

I believe that faith healing is an immoral practice; it is demonstrably based on falsehoods, such as the idea that western medicine is flawed, and that the solution is based on faith. despite this, on its own, this fact does not make it immoral. The immorality comes from when you charge someone money for a result that you know they will never gain. This makes it a fraud. Especially if you take money off of the terminally ill....

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There is no such thing as a mercy killing

Arganger
Kateasaurus

Anywhere it calls a murder a mercy killing, the reality is this: a hate crime. Calling a hate crime a mercy killing gives way to much sympathy to the killer, and devalues the victim. It also often affects the verdict and gives the murderer a break, while reinforcing the idea that the group of people the victim is from is inherently worth less. I am mostly referring to in cases of parents or caregivers murdering a disabled person....

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A Proposition Is Logically Provable If and Only If It Is True

holla1755
ssadi

My claim and my opening argument are given in the ultimate, logical sense of "provability." A logically provable proposition is a proposition for which it is logically possible that some proof of the proposition exists. It's self-evident that if a proposition is logically provable, then it is true. The converse is also true. That is, if a proposition is true, then it is logically provable. The argument for the converse is as follows. Suppose a proposition is true. The true proposition's tr...

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If You're Right, You Can Convince Me of Your Side

holla1755
Cobalt

Suppose you are on the right side of a claim. Then all of your experiences and knowledge come together and form your correct position. You can convince me that you are right by disclosing the appropriate experiences and knowledge to me. Therefore, you can convince me of your side....

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This House would prefer a hierarchal feminist movement over a decentralized one

MasterManav
Sonofcharl

Today we are proud to bring forward the resolution "This house would prefer a hierarchal feminist movement over the common decentralized one." We on this side of the house believe that there is no exact definition of feminism. Yes, one could say "It is a movement promoting equality of the sexes" However we believe that in today's society we have too many different types of feminism. We have women who want to turn the tables and say that feminism is a movement promoting female domination. Whil...

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