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Abortion is generally immoral

zmikecuber
Zarroette

Resolved: Abortion is generally immoral.Four rounds. Shared BoP. No new arguments in R4. R1 for acceptance.I shall argue that abortion is immoral in most cases. This means excluding extraordinary cases such as rape, incest, to save the life of the mother, etc. So I shall be arguing that in cases where the individual gave consent and partook in sex, resulting in a pregnancy, abortion is immoral. My opponent shall a...

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113 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

The Social Contract and Moral Obligations

bsh1
kasmic

PrefaceIt's been a sizeable amount of time since I last debated, and I really want to get back into it, esp. now that the campaign is over and things are settling down. This is one of two challenges I am issuing, and I think it should afford some interesting discussion. I find the topic to be cool, somewhat of a departure from a lot of the common topics used on DDO, and I think it will provide an basis for an engaging discourse! To accept, you must h...

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39 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Does God exist?

Toviyah
Envisage

Thanks Envisage for accepting this debate. First round for acceptance I'm pro, Envisage will be Con. BOP is on me. 'God' is the Deistic concept of God. (Creator, transcendent, powerful) Enjoy!...

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196 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

The Argument from Religious Experience

popculturepooka
Envisage

Thanks to Envisage for agreeing to debate this important - and relatively under discussed - subject with me. (In all likelihood some form of religious experience probably is what most theists take to justify their religious beliefs.) I will be arguing that the argument from religious experience can give significant epistemic justification for believing in the existence of God. Envisage will be attempting to undermine my argument and show that the argument for...

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48 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Pascals wager

jakabus
K.Risk

I see your last debate about pascals wager did not go as intended. I was interested in the topic until I read your opponents opinions. So I would like to converse this topic with you. I will argue for pascals wager being theoretically acceptable. I read (and wish you would like to still hold your position against/con of the debate) that you think pascals wager is false or non-sensible. I hope you still wish to debate from your past position. The way I understand pascals wager is if a belie...

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1 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Nihilism is Valid

TheOregonian
Dbater

This is the first debate in which I have been the instigator, so, my apologies for inclarity.Resolution:Nihilism, aka the idea that in the grand perspective, individuals are insignificant, is valid.Burden of Proof:There is no BoP in this debate. There is no proof in most philosophical questions. Whoever makes the best argument wins.Definitions:NIHILISM- defined aboveTHE GRAND PERSP...

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6 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

On Balance Humans Should Adopt Ethical Egoism as a Worldview

Mikal
spacetime

Accept in comments. If you accept without my permission, you will suffer a full forfeitFull Resolution - On Balance Humans Should Adopt Ethical Egoism as a Worldview TermsOn Balance - With all things considered or being taken into accountAdopt - Take up or start to use or followEthical Egoi...

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29 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Is is probable that the Christian God does not exist.

Cobalt
Briannj17

Full disclosure, I am debating this issue because I'd like to boost my ELO so that I am eligible to vote in the "better" debates. Also, I know this is a topic of importance, so I have no doubt it will be accepted. My position, as the resolution states, is that that Christian God is less likely to exist than it is likely to exist. In other words, there is reason to believe that the probability of the Christian God existing is less than 50%. Rules. 1.Burden of Proof is shared. I will p...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Is God really the god guy and the Devil the bad guy, or vice versa?

raskuseal
tstor

Round 1: Debater's views Round 2: Why we believe our positions Round 3:Final arguments Hello, I am looking for a casual debate about religion, specifically Christianity, and philosophy. Ever since I thought about it when I was a child, I have been bugged by an extremely deep question about God and Satan. What if the bible was a lie and simply propaganda. God was actually evil and the Devil was actually the good guy who has been framed? I am looking for a casual debate with someone and I wou...

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25 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

is abortion a good thing

lolking78
Some_Guy_on_the_bus

hi how has your day been mate I like totally wicked. you know what im mean bro. im solid bro...

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago