The Instigator
Bricheze
Con (against)
Losing
7 Points
The Contender
TheSkeptic
Pro (for)
Winning
33 Points

Anger is a dangerous emotion and should be dispelled from society

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/1/2009 Category: Society
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,463 times Debate No: 7638
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Bricheze

Con

I know that we can't simply get rid of a an emotion, but this is a hyopthetical debate: if we could get rid of anger, would it be a good idea to?

My resolution: No, we shouldn't get rid of anger if given the opportunity to.

My opponent can make the first argument.
TheSkeptic

Pro

I thank my opponent for starting this original and interesting debate - I'm sure it will turn out great. On a more personal note, I am pleased to see that my opponent likes death metal. It automatically boosts here "cool meter" up 3 notches ;D. Now onto the debate:

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Anger is many times, if not always, counterproductive to intelligent discourse
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This is a debating website, and most of us understand the importance of intelligent discourse. Countless communities and people engage in this act. Politicians everywhere, from Congress to our President. Activists and political opponents. College campuses and scientific communities. Philosophical circles and critical thinkers. Intelligent discourse surrounds many aspects of our lives, and helps produce well-furnished ideas and compromises. Just imagine how much better people will be at debating, and exchanging intelligent ideas, without emotions getting in the way? Not only will being calm give people a better way of communicating in intelligent discourse, but it can also serve to remove bias. If someone is personally angered by an issue (death penalty or gay marriage), then this can very easily cloud their judgment. By removing anger, the world can be one step closer to being rid of ignorance and clouded judgements.

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Anger prevents many crimes from occurring
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How many crimes have happened in the heat of passion? COUNTLESS! Many crimes are caused by a streak of anger, ranging from physical assault, to reckless driving, to even murder. By removing anger, society in general can benefit greatly. I dare say I need not develop this point more, as it is evident. By removing anger, we remove a substantial portion of crime - a goal that any well-driven society should strive for.

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Anger hurts and/or causes tension for many personal relationships
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On a more personal level, countless of friendships and relationships have been damaged by someone's anger. A quick temper can lead to hostility from others or a sudden but rare moment of being mad may damage a marriage or a couple - something that is tragic and should be avoided. By removing anger, more relationships can be intact and therefore more people will be happy.

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Conclusion
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These are only 3 of my points now. If I feel that there are more points to bring into awareness, than I may do so in the following rounds (seeing as how this is a 5-round debate). Until then, these points should be adequate to carry my position through. I await my opponent's response.
Debate Round No. 1
Bricheze

Con

Bricheze forfeited this round.
TheSkeptic

Pro

How unfortunate, my opponent forfeited. La doo dee dum.
Debate Round No. 2
Bricheze

Con

Bricheze forfeited this round.
TheSkeptic

Pro

My opponent was online a day ago - what is she doing?
Debate Round No. 3
Bricheze

Con

Bricheze forfeited this round.
TheSkeptic

Pro

Unless my opponent gives the greatest argument I have ever seen in the next round, then I doubt she can win this one. Go PRO!
Debate Round No. 4
Bricheze

Con

Bricheze forfeited this round.
TheSkeptic

Pro

Do I really need to tell you who won here?
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
(defaulted PRO)
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
Why does CON have points?
Posted by alto2osu 7 years ago
alto2osu
Oops...I meant Pro. I'm not used to seeing the Pro as the contender on this website yet. Silly competitive debate training :D
Posted by alto2osu 7 years ago
alto2osu
Sad day...I clicked on this hoping to read an interesting debate. Hopefully Bricheze will have the time to commit to her next debate (since I am not clairvoyant, I don't know what her reasoning was for skipping this one-- I'm certain it was for legit circumstances!).

In the meantime, I'll go Con today.
Posted by Brewmaster 7 years ago
Brewmaster
Oh man, this argument MAKES ME SO ANGRY! GRRRRRR!

*SMASH!*
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
Shame, I was really looking forward to Con's case.
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 7 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
Society doesn't have any anger, individuals do. It seems to have worked out well that way :).
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
Very interesting idea. I'd sign up but I'm too green for 5 round debates. Still, consider it favorite'd.
Posted by Logical-Master 7 years ago
Logical-Master
In spite of the large haul of debates I have, I'll take this one if it's still here 26 hours from now.
Posted by 1337Hal 7 years ago
1337Hal
She says in her opening sentence that this is a hypothetical debate.
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