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elitism leads to barbarism

derogatory
jaksunmadness

first round acceptance...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Fairy Tales Are Possible In The Real World

FrEeMaSoN1692
Skrone

I believe that Fairy Tales are possible in the way that you can get a happily ever after ending. I'm not arguing that there are such things as mermaids, witches, talking mice, a spinning wheel that can put you in a sleeping curse or be able to make yourself look like a an old lady selling apples. I believe that you have to work for your happily ever after. Most people don't have happily ever afters because they are not working hard enough for it, I do not mean as in working hard at your educatio...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Social Darwinism

cartersolomon
evandudeguy

I am starting this debate to see a plethora of opinions on the matter. My opinion is that Social Darwinism is currently the philosophy of the U.S. but it is not a fact of life and it does not necessarily have to be. What I am primarily looking at/ talking about is the desire of people to compete against one another and work for their own personal goal, as opposed to working for a common goal or accomplishment. (I do not want this to turn into capitalism vs socialism PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND) Fro...

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Updated 12 Hours Ago

Gender Dominance

princejoey9
violetviolin

I think boys are dominant because without boy there's no girl....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

What is Undesirable May Very Well Be Appropriate

wrichcirw
mrsatan

BackgroundNothing specific, this is just something I've been mulling over recently. Many people consider what is undesirable to be wrong or immoral, and this debate aims to demonstrate otherwise.This is a short debate that is impossible to accept in order to screen out people who forfeit or will troll. If you would like to accept this debate, either PM me or leave a comment in the comments se...

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Updated 4 Hours Ago

War has more benefit than harm

TheRussian
whiteflame

Although it sounds bad, I would like to argue that war DOES have more benefit than harm. Please begin your argument....

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Who is at fault in the Golden Calf Story?

matthewevan23
violetviolin

In Exodus, we see a Golden Calf created. God isn't happy about this. I believe it is God's fault for not setting up the Israelites for success. He should have employed more preparation and communication....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

God exists

faith-reason
RowanM

It is clear, based on reason alone, that God exists, that is, the being-greater-than-which-cannot-be-conceived, id est. the greatest possible being. But for simplicity's sake, I will refer to this being as God. I also define the following as such in order to avoid confusion: A) Necessity: could not have been different. B) Contingency: could have been different. We must assume the following in this argument: it is greater to be necessary than contingent; one cannot conceive of someth...

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Utilitarianism is the best moral philosophy

Hematite12
jasonk

Hi! I will argue that utilitarianism is the best moral philosophy. My opponent will argue that some other ethical system is superior, but they have to be specific and pick a SINGLE system that they hold to be superior.By "utilitarianism", I mean the moral philosophy which states that the moral course of action is the one which maximizes happiness and minimizes suffering by its consequences.By "best", I mean the the system that accords most with moral actions. Of cour...

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Morals are Objective

Jamesjeffery49
Hematite12

Morals are entirely objective. If killing, rape, stealing, lying, and torture are all wrong nation-wide in everyone's conscience, then this suggests that there is some form of moral order which the Universe conforms itself to. I believe that there is a God who created this objective moral standard, and thus the fact that the standard exists is evidence of a God. Examples: -Declaration of Human Rights -Acceptance of certain practices as 'inhumane' -Restrictions on 'Freedom' I believe...

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