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The concept of good and evil should ideally be abandoned in order to create a more just world

JayConar
Bensen

The full question: Good and evil are concepts which have outlasted their usefulness to society.Round 1 will be for acceptance and opening arguments.Round 2 will be for rebuttals and further arguments.Round 3 will be for rebuttals and further arguments.Round 4 will be for rebuttals only with no further arguments being introduced.Pro openi...

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32 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

RESOLVED: It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

Logical-Master
Danielle

INTROTrue love conquers all. This is an expression which most of you are undoubtedly familiar with. But to what extent does such an expression hold merit? For some, love is fleeting. For others, love is f...

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56 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

The consumption of meat is ethically wrong

xxXChelseaXxx
Valladarex

Greetings Valladarex,Here is the debate! Ethics: normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons.Outlines:- First round acceptance, just so I can outline everything (you can briefly outline your arguments if you want to).- 4 rounds because of the outlining in the first.- No new arguments in the last round.- The...

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163 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Two plus two equals five

Mulan
Wylted

two plus two equal five...

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7 Comments
Updated 11 Months 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

Most Things Are Preferable to a Sharp Stick in the Eye

airmax1227
Oryus

Resolution: "Most Things Are Preferable to a Sharp Stick in the Eye" The debate will be done in rhyming poetry format, and judged based on arguments and the structuring of those arguments. Both substance and style should be considered when voting. First round is acceptance. I'd like to thank my opponent for accepting this debate. Good luck....

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16 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

If the fetus is a human person, then abortion is generally immoral

Trent_H
Grape

Debate DescriptionIn this debate Pro (myself) will argue that abortion is generally immoral because it directly takes the life of a human person who possesses the same basic rights that you and I have. Con will argue that the fetus is a person with said rights, but that abortion is still morally acceptable. I ask that Con only accept the debate in this round and wait to post their opening argument until round two. Round three will consist of rebuttal...

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98 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

The Devil is on balance a better role model than God

socialpinko
Man-is-good

===Resolution===This debate will be dealing with the relevant characters in the forms represented by Christianity and the Christian Bible. Whether one of the characters is a better role model will be with regards to their actions represented in the Bible. Note though that no religion will necessarily be assumed to be correct. ===Definitions===The Devil: a fallen angel who rebelled against God. The Devil is often identified as the serpent...

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70 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

My 150th Debate: Animal Rights

bsh1
FourTrouble

PrefaceThis will be my 150th debate! Having advertised for competitors and topics, I am thrilled to have FT as my opponent, given his record of debating success on the site. It should be an intense challenge, and I'm truly looking forward to it.To vote on this debate, you must have at least 3,000 ELO.Full TopicJustice requires the recognition of animal rights.TermsThe f...

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164 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

It is probable that God exists

Contradiction
FourTrouble

TERMSResolved: It is probable that God exists.Rounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clash For the purposes of this debate, the term "God" will be defined broadly as to include the general attributes (ie: omnipotence, omniscience) commonly associated with Judeo-Christian monoth...

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87 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago