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Abortion is the killing of an innocent human being, the right to life is an inalienable right given to every innocent human being, therefore, abortion, as the direct result of the killing of an innocent human child, violates the inalienable right to life. Thus, abortion is wrong. I would like to argue against abortion. There is no layout other than that my opponent should first provide a retort to the paragraph stated above in round one. This is just a free discussion in a relaxed manner. Als...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Morality is Objective


This Debate is Part of the first round of BSH1's "Ethics and Philosophy Tournament". The minimum voting Elo rating is 2500.DefinitionsMorality: principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.Objective: not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.Feeling or opinio...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

In determining anything to be true do we use faith whatsoever?


Faith is the excuse people use for believing something when they don't have a good reason.-Matt Dilahunty When we go about our lives we tend to think that using faith ever is "okay" or rational or acceptable. However you want to say it under NO circumstances ever using faith is the most rational reason in determining something to be true. Whether determining your own personal religious view or if you are deciding who to trust with a prized possession of yours faith is the most irrational way t...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Is the Existence of a God Logical?


First round acceptance only.Definitions:God: the perfect and all-powerful spirit or being that is worshipped especially by Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the one who created and rules the universe. ( The state or fact of having being especially independently of human consciousness and as contrasted with nonexistence. (

Updated 2 Months Ago

On Balance Humans Should Adopt Ethical Egoism as a Worldview


Accept in comments. If you accept without my permission, you will suffer a full forfeitFull Resolution - On Balance Humans Should Adopt Ethical Egoism as a Worldview TermsOn Balance - With all things considered or being taken into accountAdopt - Take up or start to use or followEthical Egoi...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Is God really the god guy and the Devil the bad guy, or vice versa?


Round 1: Debater's views Round 2: Why we believe our positions Round 3:Final arguments Hello, I am looking for a casual debate about religion, specifically Christianity, and philosophy. Ever since I thought about it when I was a child, I have been bugged by an extremely deep question about God and Satan. What if the bible was a lie and simply propaganda. God was actually evil and the Devil was actually the good guy who has been framed? I am looking for a casual debate with someone and I wou...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

The Argument from Logic


I thank DakotaKrafick for being a willing and eager participant in this debate on God's existence. I will be using a less commonly used argument for God's existence; Con (DakotaKrafick) will be arguing against it. My burden of proof is to show that the argument I propound is sound; Con's burden of proof is to show that it is not.By "logic" I simply mean the laws of logic such as the law of non-contradiction, law of identity, and the law of the excluded middle.<...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Capitalism is Superior to Socialism


Which system is superior: capitalism or socialism?I propose that capitalism is the only moral system, since it is the only system firmly grounded in the concept of individual rights. Socialism, on the other hand, is based on forced cooperation and the violation of individual freedoms.To understand what these rights entail, we must ask ourselves: what are rights? To answer this question, we must first ask, what is man? What is his nature?Man's Nature, Individualism, and Rights:Man is a rational a...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Life is filled with purpose.


Pro will have to provide something that, in the wide view of things... and stuff... timey-wimey... whatnot, has purpose. First round is acceptance. Purpose: meaningful for all of time, never to be considered obsolete or unneeded. An influence that will last until the end of time, defined by whatever world-view you deem appropriate. Thank you, and good luck! Assuming you want to succeed. Which you very well may not. In which case, very poor luck to you!...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

What would happen if Pinocchio said, "My nose will now grow"?


I affirm that if Pinocchio said, "My nose will now grow" his nose will more than likely grow. Pinocchio is a fictional character with a nose that will grow every time he lies. Consider the premise: If Pinocchio lies, then his nose will grow. Pinocchio lies. Therefore, his nose will grow. If Pinocchio tells the truth, then his nose will

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Updated 4 Years Ago