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Man is born pure and through society he becomes corrupt.

Cherymenthol
Puck

Man is by nature good; society is the cause of corruption and vice. However, In society, natural self-love becomes corrupted into a venal pride, which seeks only the good opinion of others and, in so doing, causes the individual to lose touch with his or her true nature; the loss of one's true nature ends in a loss of freedom. In the words of Rosseau, "Man is by nature good. Men are depraved and perverted by society." When out into perspective we realize that what could a newborn child have...

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33 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Are "old" bands really better than newer ones?

BravesFan33
zainie143

First of all, let's just consider "old" as Metallica and before...unless the band is still writing and releasing albums. I find it extremely annoying just how overrated, in general, these bands are, at least sound-wise. -Catchiness... The purpose of the sound of a song is to be catchy, is it not? Isn't the main goal of the sound of a song to revolve around a catchy, entertaining, great-sounding chorus? Only a select few older musical groups could master this. They were great musicians...

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32 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Draw the Debate

Dakota-Hiltzman
badger

The name of the game is a drawing challenge. rules- 1) each player issues the other debater a challenge to draw something 2) nothing obscene can be drawn, or requested 3) the first and last speech will have no drawings. 4) the winner will be based one the best drawings 5) challenges must be issued in 5 words or less. ex:"dinosaur with a hula hoop"...

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32 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Short story battle! (2)

DetectableNinja
kyro90

This is another short story battle. You know the story (no pun intended). Vote based on your favorite stories!1. Each round will consist of ONE SHORT STORY. 2. It can be absolutely any genre you want so long as it stays within the number of characters.

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32 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

I should be the dictator of DDO

STALIN
2-D

The Problem: Presidential elections are coming up. DDO is currently run by a president. The Plan: I plan to overthrow the DDO president and establish a dictatorship.Con's job will be to convince me that I should not put my plan into action. I will argue that I SHOULD put my plan into action. First round is for acceptance only. Good luck, have fun!...

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32 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

80's Hair Metal Video Competition

YYW
bossyburrito

This is an 80’s hair metal debate competition. The rules are as follows: Rounds) 1. Acceptance, announcement of rules and non-hair metal related introductions. 2. Debaters offer a maximum of 5 videos accompanied with brief descriptions of their musical/lyrical awesomeness. 3. Debaters talk smack about the video selections of their o...

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30 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Guitar Competition of Awesomeness

Wallstreetatheist
Masterguitarist

Format1: Acceptance, Clarifications2-4: Guitar Shredding BadasseryRules1. Each of your rounds must be a different genre (e.g. Rock, Classical, Bluegrass). Our rounds function independently in this regard.

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29 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

DDO should have a forum section devoted to topics of sex and all things orgasmic

cheesedingo1
imabench

First Round: Acceptance. I debate Imabench on this topic because of his intelligence on this topic.MY REASONING: 1. DDO discusses sex a lot.2. There are sexy debaters (i.e. Me, Koopin, lickdafoot, tuf, royalpalidan)3. because i said so.LET THE SEX DEBATE BEGIN....

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29 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Web design competition

TUF
larztheloser

The resolution says "web design competition" for better understanding for readers and voters. However, the official title I would like to give this competition is "HTML/CSS design competition".How this will work should my esteemed friend Larztheloser, accept:This competition is a challenge for both of competitors to make a better use of coding skills in the design category. Voting for this competition should contain the usual RFD explaining why you thought one member...

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29 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Trolling is a form of art.

YYW
KeytarHero

Resolved: Trolling is a form of art.Definitions:Trolling: "deliberately, cleverly, and secretly pissing people off, usually via the internet, using dialogue. Trolling does not mean just making rude remarks: Shouting swear words at someone doesn't count as trolling; it's just flaming, and isn't funny. Spam isn't trolling either; it pisses people off, but it's lame. The most ess...

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27 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago