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All knowledge is founded on faith - 2

KRFournier
Vi_Veri

This debate has a numerical suffix in the resolution to distinguish it from my first debate on this subject. (http://www.debate.org/debates/All-knowledge-if-founded-on-faith./1/). ----- The term faith has many contextual uses, but for my purposes, I refer to the following definition: Faith: Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. [1] The term faith, insofar as this debate is concerned, is synonymous to belief. The resolution can therefore be properly understo...

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74 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Debate.org is too American oriented

Farooq
SperoAmicus

When I first signed up for debate.org, I was given the choice of country for which I was from, not just which US State (I am not American). It is also on the world-wide web and by no means has it ever stated on the website that this is "Americandebates.com" or "arguments relating the US issues". Yet when one goes to make a public profile and checks at the issues there are several that are just regional things relating the America like the proposed Border Fence, Dubya, the missle shield, etc. The...

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6 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The Word "Omnipotent" Can Be Shown To Be Oxymoronic

JustCallMeTarzan
DATCMOTO

The proposition on offer is that the word omnipotent can be shown to be oxymoronic. Relevant definitions: Omnipotent: Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful. [1] Oxymoron: A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist. [1] 1 - The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition ********************************************************* My opponent...

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27 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

"God" did not create the universe.

bobsatthepub
Agent_D

God has been around forever. To represent forever we draw a circle, it has no beginning it has no end. Take note of the circle, it never changes. No matter how many laps you do the circle is going to stay the same. As god is the circle, and god is all that was, god would never have changed, god would never have move forward, god would never have made a decision and thus would not have created the universe. He would have been caught in a continuous loop of pointless existence. Any question...

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32 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

I am a bad debater.

Viper-King
thett3

I think I'm a bad debater because I have only won 1 out of my 7 debates and that my win percentage is not even 15% yet. I think that I am also bad at debating because many people believe me to make no sense and to have nonsense arguments. I will therefore finally say that I am a bad debater....

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38 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

cell phones should be allowed in school

Brock757
Mickeyrocks

I always wanted to debate this. I think it will be fun...

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9 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Should they take "One nation under God" out of the pledge of allegiance

dirtbiker0405
sorc

I don't think they should take "one nation under God: out of the pledge of allegiance because that is how it was first made and why change it. This nation was originally Christian so why should they try to change it....

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27 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

the legalization of marijuana

Darkmaff666
Danielle

well to start, im sick of getting arrested for carrying at least an ounce of mary jane on me....its not right so thats why today i argue that we should legalize marijuana in illinois. many or everyone in illinois would agree, "yes the economy sucks and we need to fix it" -average american and now we must take a stand. marijuana has done many great things for us given us a perspective of things in this world that a regular normal life would not give us. time magazine states In fact, the def...

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23 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

It's nearly impossible to win a one round debate.

Tatarize
dvhoose

No matter what I say in the first round, it opens up for one quick counter argument and no chances at rebuttal. There's the off chance that the opponent fails to read the topic appropriately but those are fairly rare. Largely the only person who would take such a debate is somebody who has thought of some clever way to counter the original argument. For example, this debate might be countered with various claims and accusations and I would be powerless to rebut those claims and thus lose....

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9 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

I will not contradict myself.

mongeese
toast333

Contradiction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contradiction Rules: 1. In Rounds 1-3, CON will ask PRO ten Yes/No questions. 2. In Rounds 2-4, PRO will answer all of CON's questions with Yes or No, or with an explanation as to why neither Yes nor No would be completely correct or appropriate. 3. In Rounds 2-4, CON can point out any contradictions that he or she believes to be present in PRO's answers. 4. When CON points out a contradiction, PRO may use all of the following rounds to defend t...

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39 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago