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It is better to be an Optimist than a Pessimist

Danielle
UtherPenguin

Introduction Many thanks to UtherPenguin for accepting this debate on behalf of bsh1's Unique Topics tournament. I'm happy that we chose a more philosophical concept, and I look forward to discussing it with my opponent. I will begin my arguments in Round 2. An optimist is a person with a positive outlook on life. A pessimist is a person with a negative outlook on life. Dispos...

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17 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Murder is Objectively Immoral

Seagull
famousdebater

Resolved: Murder is Objectively Immoral 4 rounds/6,000/select winner/72hrs...

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66 Comments
Updated 11 Months Ago

Which is better to look at?: The past or the future

Sidex
youssjohn

Choose whichever side and I will argue the opposite. I'm just trying to hone my debating skills. If you win, good for you. If you think that beating me undermines everything that I've said, that is your prerogative. Try not to get trapped on this one, please....

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

It is better for a leader to be more feared than loved.

UtherPenguin
Bob13

Full resolution:"In a situation where both virutes are incompatible: it is better for a leader to be more feared than loved."Rules-BoP is shared, as Pro must prove it is better to be feared as a leader, Con must equally prove that it is better to be loved as a leader.-If you're intrested in the debate, be sure to comment below-Be civil and follow the format.Format:Round 1: Acceptan...

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14 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

God most likely exists

zmikecuber
Sswdwm

Good evening/afternoon/morning/midday, ladies and gentlemen. Sswdwm and I don't always see eye-to-eye on issues, and after having many enjoyable forum debates, we've decided to take it to the real thing. The resolution for this debate shall be...God most likely exists.

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251 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Physicalism is improbable

Romanii
BlueDreams

Thanks to Sargon for proposing this topic. Standard DDO rules apply -- first round for acceptance, no new arguments or rebuttals in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc, etc etc. I have the burden of proof in this debate to show that Physicalism is improbable. The definition of Physicalism can be found here -- http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/ I look forward to an interesting debate!...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

no be dumshit I make God real for you I help

fred70
TheRealSpassky101

You no like god I help. You say no god I help for you.Put question for me I take and make you know it.God make world in many things and god is put them to do for him. God boss for them. God say no do this. No do it.God say do this for always you do it.Sky is put for bird and bird know this.You say no God is for world I say you dumshit.No be the dumshit no more. I help for you. ...

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2 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The Mechanics of Reality and the Numinous (God/spirituality/supernatural)

boozeandbabble
fred70

You may use a thousand words for a single lie, but the truth has no twin.-----Michael Bassey Johnson. What rationale can discern that the truth has no twin? Reality is as hard as nails.----C.S. Lewis It doesn't give two pence about our ideologies, sentiments, interpretations, and religious notions. Our propaganda means nothing to reality. From the wittiest philosopher to the tiniest gnat, everything has been subjugated by it. Every organism experiences reality from a different vantage poin...

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Atheistic Objective Morality

famousdebater
MagicAintReal

Challenge StatusThis debate challenge is for MagicAinReal. I will be sending the challenge to him on Monday. If anybody else accepts this debate then voters are obliged to vote for me as I did NOT give them permission to accept. ResolutionResolved: Assuming that God does not exist, morality can be objectiv...

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98 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

sengejuri
illegalcombat

Full Premise: The Kalam Cosmological Argument is sound. "Sound" is defined as "a logically valid argument that withstands all scrutiny." Simply put - if Con can present evidence or argument that successfully dismantles the Kalam, Con wins. Format: Round 1 - Acceptance and definitions Round 2 - Opening Arguments (no rebuttals) Round 3 - Rebuttals/Counter Arguments Round 4 - Final rebuttals (no new arguments) Con may begin their rebuttal immediately of the following argument...

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2 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago