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Obligation precludes sincerity, or in being sincere one must ignore obligation.

Luden
MyDinosaurHands

Whereas, to be obliged is to forgo the privilege of sincerity, and, Whereas, an obligatory action is one performed under the pretense of the obligation and, Whereas, sincerity is the freedom from all pretense and, Whereas, a sincere act must be a desired act regardless of the pretense and, Whereas, it isn't the act asked by obligation that affects the sincerity, rather, it is the idea of obligatory action, the same act for under the same circumstances without the phrase obligatory would make...

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Money can get you out of almost every little predicaments

Rafaat
intellectuallyprimitive

I feel it's right...I need to know how it can also be put otherwise......

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Stereotypes are good

TheTom
carriead20

I argue that the use of stereotypes are a good and useful function. My opponent argues against this. You may present your argument in the first round if you wish. I am using this to gain perspective on a persuasive essay I am writing, so please don't hold back. Please be aware that this is a 3 hour response debate....

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This House Believes That The Law of Non-Contradiction Is Sound!

Ajabi
bossyburrito

Shalom Alecium! If you wish to change anything in set-up inform me prior to accepting, if you cannot accept at this time let the timer run out so that whenever we want to debate this, we can start immediately. 1. This is to debate the "law of non-contradiction" which is defined as: 'no two properties, statements, propositions, events contradictory in nature, can both be true at the same time. It is therefore impossible that A is B, and A is not B are both true, and there exists between t...

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'Yes or No' questions are fundamentally different to 'True or False' questions.

vwv
Domr

Conditions for eligibilityMust have 8-43 completed debates and must be able to follow rules.Rules of Discourse1. Absolutely no trolling whatsoever, even a slightly sarcastic joke or jest for any other purpose than highlighting...

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Gay Marriage

ConservativilyLiberal
EndarkenedRationalist

I do not support Gay marriage, I understand with the increasing number of people accepting it, it is to be legalized in many parts of the world soon. However i want to argue agaisnt it. Not from a religious view, since I understand that whomever is agaisnt me may not be of a Christian belief....

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This House Believes That The Law of Non-Contradiction Is Sound!

Ajabi
vwv

Shalom Alecium!This is to discuss whether the "law of non-contradiction" as stated by Aristotle: any property cannot at the same time both belong, and not belong to the same object in the same respect.You need more than 3500 Elo to accept, if you do not have 3500 Elo you need my permission before accepting. My opponent has the complete burden of proof, and s/he must start immediately in the next round, and skip the last round. Anything written in the last round will...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

is god evil

sabarashy
notyourbusiness

Earlier today I was talking to friend about religion I being an agnostic Christian and him being an atheist we had conflicts and he said even if god is real I would not worship him for he is evil obviously I asked him why he said god lets horrible things happen to the innocent and I said well that is him giving us free will and with that free will comes the price of evil wouldn't it be evil to have no free will?...

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Humanism > Feminism

A_Flying_Toaster
Atmas

Good day, reader! As you can see, this debate is about how Humanism is a better and overall more morally just ideology then Feminism. I make this claim considering myself as a humanist and someone who particularly doesn't like the modern-day feminist actions or some of their ideals. I constantly find myself while arguing with them to say this or something along these lines: "So, you think that men need to be taught not to rape? How about, not teach ANYONE to rape? Both genders can rape. All r...

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Proof of Intelligent life on other planets, totally disproves God. Therefore Aliens cannot exist.

CountCheechula
Commondebator

Format: 1st round: Acceptance 2nd round: Rebuttal and attacks 3rd round: Rebuttal and attacks 4th round: Rebuttal and attacks 5th round: Rebuttals Two Proofs: 1: The discover and complete affirmation of Intelligent species on one or more planets other than Earth; Unless they have a religion identical to Christianity unlikely true, totally disproves God through use of the holy scriptures. 2: Therefore Aliens cannot exist using holy scriptures and wisdom. P.S. I prefer an Atheist....

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