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Psychological Egoism

MyDinosaurHands
YYW

Definition:"Psychological egoism is the thesis that we are always deep down motivated by what we perceive to be in our own self-interest." I will be defending this thesis, and my opponent's objective should be to show that there are instances where a person acts with with purely altruistic motives. First Round will be for Acceptance. Any questions, please ask in the comments before accepting. Any confusion that arises that could've been avoided with a simple qu...

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15 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

An Omniscient God and Human Free Will are Incompatible

xXCryptoXx
Domr

FrameworkThis is a debate about God, and the concept of foreknowledge and how it relates to free will. I will be defending that free will and omniscience are compatible, that is that they can both exist without contradiction. My opponent will be arguing they are incompatible, that is that they cannot both exist without contradiction. My opponent will have the burden of proof in this debate since he is...

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31 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Catholics are not Christians

LifeMeansGodIsGood
RomanCatholic

A real Christian is saved from Hell now and has eternal life now. Cathoics hope to be saved, but they are not saved now and they do not have eternal life now so they are not Christians now. I welcome my opponents explanation of what he thinks makes him a christian. I say He is a Catholic, and not a christian. And if he does not accept this challenge, he is a chicken catholic....

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Resolved: All human acts are selfish.

lannan13
Cold-Mind

I'd like to thank Cold-Mind ahead of time for accepting this debate. RulesMy opponent will begin his argument round 1Round 2 is arguments and rebuttlesRound 3 is rebuttles and Con's conclusion.Round 4 is Rebuttle and conclusion by Pro.Con will end round 4 by stating, "No argument as agreed upon."No swearingNo SemanticsBurden of Proof is equally sharedViolations of these rules will result in a forfe...

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20 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

God Can Gain Knowledge While Being Omniscient

Rational_Thinker9119
zmikecuber

The burden of proof will be shared. I will be arguing that there is no explicit contradiction in God gaining knowledge while still being omniscient by definition, like some may think. My opponent will argue it is a contradiction for God to gain knowledge if he is omniscient, because if God knows all there is to know already, then he cannot know more. God For...

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86 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

3 sides of the coin

Max.Wallace
PauseAndThink

There are 3 sides to a coin. Heads. Tails. The edge. We perform coin tosses to make decisions sometimes. Sheeple pick a side. Never the edge. This debate is about the tendency of the human species to choose a side, which the sheeple do, so they can be declared by the elites to be winners. The elites, those in the .000001% income bracket that attempt to control us, use this tendency to create more power for themselves. Don't listen to the propaganda and choose a side, eventually you...

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21 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Can a person prove their existence?

RomanCatholic
Badman

I am arguing that a person cannot prove that they exist in the physical world. By physical world I mean that they must exist in physical form and NOT in the imagination or mind of a being. If my opponent is unable to prove his existence than he will be defeated. Rules: My opponent will use each round in order to give as many "proofs" for his existence as he/she wishes. I will use the beginning of each round to rebuke the his/her proofs. In the 2nd post of the 5th round my opponent is not...

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

God exists

zmikecuber
Envisage

Looking for a short devil's advocate debate... Normally I would be Pro on this topic, but I'd like to be Con for this one.The BoP is on Pro to show that God exists. God shall be defined as the transcendent mind which is all knowing and all powerful, and preserves the universe in existence.Since this debate structure is kindof funny, because my opponent has the burden, he can go first right away with his arguments.R1: Rules/Acceptance and openi...

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63 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

euthanasia should be banned

enakshisinha
mrPrime

Euthanasia should not be banned as it helps those people who are terminally ill and suffering from extreme physical pain to alleviate their pain by ending his or her life and die with dignity. It is more cruel and unfair to make them suffer and endure the unbearable pain.As the motive of euthanasia is to aid in dying painlessly, it should be considered positively by the lawmakers and should not be banned....

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0 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Feminism: Positive or Negative

bryanlink
Pfalcon1318

I am obviously against Feminism, because I feel it's no longer just a movement for equality, but a movement implying that all men are misogynistic pigs, which I obviously refute. There are no rules in this debate. Whoever wants to debate, accept the challenge and post your argument....

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29 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago