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THW: ban the use of condoms

QueenDaisy
Luceanne

The motion is "THW: ban the use of condoms". I will OPPOSE this motion. The format is as follows: R1: Acceptance, Pro's first arguments. R2 & R3: main body of argument and rebuttal. R4: Rebuttal and summation. No new arguments may be introduced, and voters should ignore new arguments made in R4. I would like to wish my opponent the best of luck in the debate, and look forward to an interesting discussion....

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atheism, fact or fiction

MoodyHussein
Masterful

Atheism is an illogical claim originating from logic...

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I am better than you

JamesCroft
Arganger

I am better than you in every way. "That's just the way things are"...

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Who created God?

JamesCroft
RandomTruth

"Who created God?" Is a popular argument made by Atheists to attempt to disprove God's omnipotence. I strongly disagree and will argue that God (philosophically) does not need a Creator. Happy debating!...

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It Is Not Necessary That Ultimately, Everybody Is Even

holla1755
wisetank

It's possible that ultimately, not everybody is even. In other words, it's possible that "overall, some people are better or worse than other people" or that "overall, some people have happier and more fulfilling, or sadder and less fulfilling lives than other people have." I contrast this debate with a debate I started and completed less than a week ago titled "Ultimately, Everybody Is Even," located at http://www.debate.org/debates/Ultimately-Everybody-Is-Even/1/....

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Better to Deduct Certain Evidence, then Debate (Compare Arguments)

the_real_l
RandomTruth

Illustration: If you wanted to know if a dollar bill was counterfeit, you have 2 basic options: 1- Learn many of the forms of counterfeit bills out there. This would mean you would have to learn many types of counterfeit, perhaps all of them to be conclude with certainty whether the bill is either Counterfeit or Genuine. However, as examining all counterfeit is nearly impossible, as there are countless forms of counterfeit even for a simple dollar bill, it is more efficient to: 2- Study th...

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When Searching for Truth, Compiling conclusive deductions is more effective than Debating.

the_real_l
wisetank

Illustration: If you wanted to know if a dollar bill was counterfeit, you have 2 basic options: 1- Learn many of the forms of counterfeit bills out there. This would mean you would have to learn many types of counterfeit, perhaps all of them to be conclude with certainty whether the bill is either Counterfeit or Genuine. However, as examining all counterfeit is nearly impossible, as there are countless forms of counterfeit even for a simple dollar bill, it is more efficient to: 2- Study th...

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God exists.

Ockham
John1101

The resolution is that God exists. Pro will be arguing that God exists, while Con will be arguing that Pro has not established that God exists. By accepting this debate, Pro agrees that they have the burden of proof to establish that it is objectively more likely than not that God exists. The rules for assessing this are the standard rules of logic, including the rules of deductive and inductive inference. For example, a deductive argument must be deductively valid and have premises that we h...

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Assuming there is no god, morality is subjective and laws are unnecessary

MonochromeEffigy
onlytwin

As an atheist, I do not believe in a god. Since I don’t believe in a god, I don’t believe in any kind of objective morality. Since I don't believe in objective morality, I don't believe there‘s any purpose in having laws to enforce one morality over another. Con will need to prove either a) there is an objective morality that doesn't come from a god, or b) laws are necessary. Definitions: God...

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life makes more sense if we believe curses are real

udaxxi6969
lov_turtles

believing in curses can lead to major paranoia in one's life. if every person believes and accepts superstitions and curses, then they shall be in constant fear of something bad happening to them. For example when a person's path is crossed by a black cat or a person is standing under a ladder, they shall have the fear of something bad happening to them and therefore will be unable to live their lives to the fullest....

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Updated 3 Months Ago