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Utilitarianism is an unsound ethical system


1. First round for acceptance 2. No new arguments in Round 4 3. The debate should be impossible to accept. Finding a way to accept without permission will result in an automatic loss for Con. If you would like to accept, please say so in the comments section, and I will challenge you in a few days. 4. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to use the following definitions: Utilitarianism- the doctrine that "the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people" should be the guiding...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

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


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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Updated 2 Years Ago

Objective Morality Does Not Exist


If anyone is willing to accept this debate, I will simply be arguing that morality is not an objective concept.Definitions [1]Objective : (of a person or their judgment) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.Subjective : based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.Morality : principles concerning the distinctio...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Morality cannot logically exist without God


Without God, it is impossible to have an objective moral standard. An atheist has no logical justification for a belief in right and wrong or to criticise anything on the basis of morality. If there is no God, human being a worthless. Life is no more valuable than non life. Rape is justified and encouraged if it produces offspring and helps to out breed your competitors. If evolution is true: sociopaths are the most well adapted people to reality. People should aspire to ridding themselve...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Are tacos and burritos the same thing?


I say that Tacos and Burritos are the same thing in their essence. They both have shells and are both filled with various fillings and condiments. When one eats either or they still experience the same delicious Mexican flavor. Both can be covered with sour cream and they are both held in your hands when eaten. Basically the same thing....

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Updated 7 Months Ago

The Central Problem with the World Has Always Been, that People Know Too Much


I have come to the understanding and truth that the problem with the world today and always has been is that people know too much. People often state people know too little. I disagree emphatically and I am fully intent on alleviating the world of the burden of the so called "geniuses" of this world. For far too long, they have raptured the planet with their "knowledge." They must be stopped. But in order to be stopped people must submit to the truth and the very resolution of this debate, "The...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Does god exist


There is no proof of god. Scientists and atheists all have good reasons such as personal loss or the big bang Unitarianism is a good religion though. Personally I am not sure about god but i think that god gives people a sense of reason and a will to live....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

God Probably Exists


PrefaceUnhookedSchnook challenged me to this debate, and I'm sure it will be a truly fascinating discussion on this relevant issue - does God exist? As it is my favorite topic, I am happy to take on this challenge from my distinguished opponent. I'm sure it will be a stellar discourse, and hope we have fun. Voters must have at least 2,500 ELO to vote on this debate. Debaters have 72 hours to post their arguments, with 4 rounds, and 10,000 charac...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

This house endorses euthanasia


This round is for acceptance. Definitions: 1) Euthanasia: the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. 2) Endorses: declare one's public approval or support of. Looking forward to a good debate. ;-D...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Is it likely that a God exists?


PrologueOkey dokey. Hey there! Now, this is a debate about the likelihood of a God existing, or not... I normally affirm the former, but I would like to argue the other side for once. I would like to propose possible contentions to the argument that hasn't been used against myself...Acceptance...

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Updated 6 Months Ago