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The Iraq War was necessary


To deny Saddam Hussein was not "part of the war on terror" would be to deny his past terrorist actions. Hussein was a well-known terrorist who used WMD and poison gas against his own people, killing hundreds of thousands of Kurds in the 1980's and burying them in mass graves. He routinely tortured his own citizens with electric shock and castration. He raped women and killed them in front of their families. Hussein long harbored one of the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993. He...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

There is most likely no life after death


My argument is simple: there isn't sufficient evidence to believe in an afterlife, so we ought not to. The idea of an afterlife dates back to antiquated notions of a "vital spark", "spirit", or similar nonmaterial substance or energy which was supposedly responsible for animating living things. Modern science has shown that life operates through complex chemical reactions, and does not need an extra vitalistic "thing" in order to function. Bacteria do not seem to need souls in order to move a...

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Does God exist?


Well, where do I begin....... I was born a catholic but when I was 14, I looked at the world, and noticed something is lacking in the credibility of religion. I am 16 now, and still attend a catholic school, but I am now an atheist. Here are some of the many things that I see about religion and God. 1. Scientific evidence has disproved many biblical claims such as the earth being 6000 years old, when it's actually more then 4 billion. We know this due to carbon dating and radioactive dat...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Marijuana Should NOT Be Legalized


The legalization of marijuana, either for medical purposes or otherwise, is entirely unjustifiable. Marijuana only suits one significant purpose, other than the feel good effects of use, and that is as a pain killer "medication." This is reason enough for advocates in favor of legalization to use as justification for the legalization for medical purposes, at least. I view this argument as more of an excuse for legalization than a legitimate concern. Marijuana isn't the only pain killer on the ma...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Marijuana Legalization


I think marijuana should be legalized. For the purposes of the debate, let's assume laws under legalization would make pot similar to alcohol (21 age limit, no driving under the influence, etc.) 1. Other substances Alcohol impairs you more, yet is legal. Cigarettes offer all of the same health concerns, but offer no significant benefit (high) and most cigarette smokers smoke more than marijuana users on a daily basis. Also, marijuana has been medically proven to be non-habit-forming, unlike...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Christianity is a force for good in the world.


On balance, Christianity has done far more harm than good in the modern world. Its human rights record is disgraceful and the negative impacts of its dogmas have reverberated throughout history and even into the present day. As though this wasn't bad enough it also impoverishes the human condition by distracting people from their real happiness with illusory preachments of an afterlife. And despite the good intentions of many decent people it is still one of the prime sources of a considerable a...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Liberals accusing Republicans of "fear-mongering" is getting annoying.


Let me just begin this article with a disclaimer and a definition. First of all, in this piece, I will not spiral down into anti-woman rhetoric, I will not denounce abortion, I will not disparage gays and, regretfully, my subject matter will not lampoon the comical ineffectiveness of affirmative action. So do not call me a sexist, homophobic, fundamentalist bigot. In addition, let me define a term for you: neocon (short for neoconservative). This label refers to a hawkish philosophy with a pench...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the closest to the church Jesus instilled


I know that many people have prejudice taught by their ministers, pastors, etc. against the mormons. Please do not that prejudice sway your favor in this argument. In no way am I trying to prove this religion right; I am simply trying to say that it is the most parallel to the one set up by Jesus in Biblical times. The reasons I believe this include: 1. In Biblical times Jesus had his church set up with prophets and apostles and the only church with that same set up is The Church of Jesus Chris...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

The Existence of God


Hello, I am debating against the topic of, "Is there a God" I only have one thing to say: if you can't prove that there is a god, then you lose the debate. The opppostition's job is to prove that god exists, and if there is no proof, you don't prove that god exists. I rest my case....

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Updated 6 Years Ago

The elections that are occuring in 08 are fixed against ron paul


ok, with all the publicity that is coming for Ron Paul there is no way he keeps placing in 5th place for all of them. the people that are coming in places higher than him are more likely to be the ones coming in lower places than him. My next point brings me to the different ways that the balletts are taken. the hand voting balletts are more likely to be accurate because there are wittnesses counting every single one. sure there is human error to take into consideration but there is only goi...

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Updated 6 Years Ago