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All knowledge is founded on faith - 2


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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Updated 6 Years Ago

Debate.org is too American oriented


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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Updated 7 Years Ago

Debate.org should freeze the polls a week after the last round.


This is all about putting an end to annoying revisionism as a means of changing win totals after the fact. (usually of someone you dislike). Take this one for example: http://www.debate.org/debates/changing-curfew-time-to-11-00-p.m.-in-california/1/ Back when I took that debate, I won about 7 to none. Because my opponent forfeited several rounds and posted no real arguments. But now when you look at it, due to votes not being counted after accounts close, and people going back and votin...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

The Word "Omnipotent" Can Be Shown To Be Oxymoronic


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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Updated 6 Years Ago

I will contradict myself.


I will contradict myself. CON, each round you must post ten questions. I will contradict myself in answering these questions. Whoever is my opponent........ I <3 your brand of toothpaste that you use. Actually....... I detest that brand. Wait....I don't know....

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Updated 5 Years Ago

"God" did not create the universe.


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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Updated 7 Years Ago

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


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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Updated 6 Years Ago

I am a bad debater.


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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Updated 3 Years Ago

cell phones should be allowed in school


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

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Updated 6 Years Ago

I will not contradict myself.


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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Updated 6 Years Ago