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There Are Good Secular Reasons to Disallow Same-Sex Marriage

Contradiction
HonestDiscussioner

HonestDiscussioner and I have agreed on terms. I will launch immediately into my opening statement.~The state regulates marriage for a reason. It dispenses benefits for a reason. Understanding what this reason is will tell us what criteria are and are not relevant to marriage, and thus whether any rights are being denied. If the state excludes same-sex couples from entering into legal marriages on the basis of criteria relevant to the public purpose of marri...

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211 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The Objectivist Account of Free Will is Nonsense

dylancatlow
bossyburrito

First round is for acceptance only. Standard rules apply. Semantics will be a major portion of the debate (no agreed upon definitions)....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Abortion

H2O2
qwzx

Hello and I would like to start by saying that I am looking for a philosophical/moral debate and not a religious one. My opinion on abortion is that it is wrong to kill a sentient life form and therefor if the baby can think I don't think a abortion should be allowed but up until then it is simply a part of the human body and therefor ok to abort...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Morality cannot logically exist without God

thejames
Pase66

Without God, it is impossible to have an objective moral standard. An atheist has no logical justification for a belief in right and wrong or to criticise anything on the basis of morality. If there is no God, human being a worthless. Life is no more valuable than non life. Rape is justified and encouraged if it produces offspring and helps to out breed your competitors. If evolution is true: sociopaths are the most well adapted people to reality. People should aspire to ridding themselve...

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65 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Is it likely that a God exists?

usernamesareannoying
sp03

Hey there! I am new here. I have viewed some debates on this site and I have educated myself about how to debate over the last week or so. I apologize if my debating style is poor - with practise comes perfection! I am only 15. If you are significantly older than I am, don't hesitate to accept, I want a challenge :)People tend to define things in the first round, and assign a format to the debate; I will do the same!"God" - "a person or thing of s...

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26 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Violent defense of the unborn is a legitimate tool to end abortion.

Robert_Weiler
Unitomic

I will be arguing that the use of physical force to defend the unborn is legitimate and morally justified. My opponent necessaryly takes the opposite view. First round for acceptance only. ...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Are tacos and burritos the same thing?

King_Bacon_1_my_butt
SolomonMcMan

I say that Tacos and Burritos are the same thing in their essence. They both have shells and are both filled with various fillings and condiments. When one eats either or they still experience the same delicious Mexican flavor. Both can be covered with sour cream and they are both held in your hands when eaten. Basically the same thing....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

The Central Problem with the World Has Always Been, that People Know Too Much

DarthVitiosus
mineben256

I have come to the understanding and truth that the problem with the world today and always has been is that people know too much. People often state people know too little. I disagree emphatically and I am fully intent on alleviating the world of the burden of the so called "geniuses" of this world. For far too long, they have raptured the planet with their "knowledge." They must be stopped. But in order to be stopped people must submit to the truth and the very resolution of this debate, "The...

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Does the existence of evil do anything to refute the existence of God?

a_janis1
Discussion

I believe the existence of evil does nothing to refute the existence of God. This debate will have no formal layout. Provide any refutation to my opening statement in the first round....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Can we understand death?

SuperiorIntelligence
TheJuniorVarsityNovice

ForewordThis debate has been done to find a good debating partner to do philosophical discussions with. The topic is one from about a year ago, with I and a now inactive user profjb. Other Philosophy debates on my profile will be used for the next debate, and then I will probably start thinking of new topics.I look forward to finding a smart and mature partner to discuss things with.Debate

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago