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Obligation precludes sincerity, or in being sincere one must ignore obligation.

Luden
MyDinosaurHands

Whereas, to be obliged is to forgo the privilege of sincerity, and, Whereas, an obligatory action is one performed under the pretense of the obligation and, Whereas, sincerity is the freedom from all pretense and, Whereas, a sincere act must be a desired act regardless of the pretense and, Whereas, it isn't the act asked by obligation that affects the sincerity, rather, it is the idea of obligatory action, the same act for under the same circumstances without the phrase obligatory would make...

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Legal Prostitution in India

karamvirz
republicofdhar

Prostitution is perhaps the oldest practice if not profession but , still our civilisation is not evolved enough to accept it.I am concerned not because I want us to respect sex workers or that the whole profession intrigues me. Our society is in crisis today.Women , young girls , children are being raped , molested , abused and what not.Newspapers and news channels are flooded with incidents which are bound to shake our souls and we the people , the mob , have merely remained a witness.Stric...

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Is elf-worship a viable religion?

mightbenihilism
PaoPao

Here is my idea: a new religion, devoted to the worship of elves. I think people can more easily connect to the divine through the form of elves. A lot of people have issues with their Fathers, so "Father-God" is problematic. Many people have issues with their Mothers, too, so the Virgin Mary and Guan-Yin would not be acceptable to them. People may have been bitten by the neighborhood bully dog, so the dog-faced god Anubis would scare them. But no one has a problem with elves! Elves, because...

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Buddhism: the true way to inner Peace?

TheBuddhist2468
mightbenihilism

Yes. I am a Buddhist, and I feel that Buddhism is the only religion that finds inner Peace, and I also feel that its complex teachings are for intellectuals to understand, and not as simple as some other fairy tale religions that we are presently in notice of. Furthermore, the Buddhist practice of meditation is a way to widen your thinking power and memory power, and it also gives you a composed and calm appearance....

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this method to stimulate human evolution would work to cause speciation

linate
Strawberryman

this method to stimulate human evolution would work to cause speciation. and the populations are small and large enough to not cause problems from inbreeding, or too large as to stall evolution. a new society is created. it consists of new born to 30 year olds. only the best and the brightest 500 people from society are picked. intelligence and physical attributes. they do genetic testing on the people to ensure diseases and problems indicated by genes and family history are rooted out....

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Money can get you out of almost every little predicaments

Rafaat
intellectuallyprimitive

I feel it's right...I need to know how it can also be put otherwise......

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Should children be able to obtain rated M (or above) games?

PokemonGirl
iornhide132

I believe children should not be able to obtain rated M (or above) games because those games are made for adults, not for 13 year olds. They contain things that children should not be exposed to at such a young age. Most games that are rated M or up can contain more intense and/or realistic portrayals of violence than T-rated games (including blood and gore), stronger sexual themes and content, nudity, and heavie...

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Is atheism better for the world than theism?

DraftyBasilisk
Craighawley215

It is clear that religion has had a large effect on my penis. Our legal system and personal morals are all structured around historical theism, so it is quite easy to believe that we are better off with it. However, lets take a look at what theism has actually done in the past. It supported the rise of Nazism and gave support to Nazi war criminals after the war by smuggling them out of their countries. It used it's power in history to attempt a multitude of genocide (the crusades for example), a...

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There is only one god

VelCrow
vwv

The stand as stated in the topic is "There is only one god". Assumptions : All religious materials can be taken literally unless there exist contradiction within the same religion. Definitions: god ~ a superhuman being or spirit worshipped as having power over nature or human fortunes; a deity. Format Round 1 for Acceptance + arguments by Pro Round 2 Rebuttal + arguments by both Con and Pro Round 3 Rebuttal + conclusion by Con, Conclusion by Pro BoP is shared....

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The Bible is not absolute and the Bible is not final.

pivot
amigodana

The Pro position, (mine) is that the Bible has never been absolute or final. Parts of the Bible may or may not be inspired, (that is up to the reader to decide). Most of what passes for an absolute is pure superstition. We do not have to fear the Bible. We can do anything we want with it. It is nothing more than paper and ink or even less than paper. It certainly cannot stand the test of time and has proven to be mostly hyperbole, especially the Old Testament part. This debate is in four sect...

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