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odi
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Sam_Cecil
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Ban religious expression on national flags

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Started: 9/15/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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odi

Pro

Expression related to any religious views must be banned from national Flags by the UN. There are many religions around the world and countries must not get to choose which religion they represent.
Globalization aims to unite the world but this only leads to separating nations on a religious basis. We can see it in the present world conflicts the US and its fellow allies are involved in. The idea that the nation represents a particular religion is not a tool of unity but one that does the exact opposite.
Sam_Cecil

Con

First I must tell you that I also believe that countries should not involve religion in political affairs, however, there is no such thing as true international law. Any sovereign state has the absolute final say in what appears on their flags and the UN does not have the authority to control the flags of any nation. Also I would like to know what about religious symbols on flags in the current world causes any conflict between countries, one of the United States' most important allies, Israel has the Star of David on it's flag but this does nothing to harm our relationship with the Israelis.
Debate Round No. 1
odi

Pro

Fellow speaker, there is no need to use such unnecessary and complex terms as "absolute international law" since, the UN simply has to show confidence in the decision to remove religious symbols from flags. If nations choose not to follow then they'll have to suffer consequences in the form of sanctions due to discrimination.

Lets look at the National flag of Greece which has a white cross. Albanians within the nation are discriminated upon because they're viewed as foreigners

My claim is not that "religious flags" cause chaos between a christian nation and all other nations supporting Islam. On your example of Israel, you can clearly see that Israel has set a clear stand point about religion and territory through the conflict with Palestine.

I introduce the fact that Individuals within the nation then go on to face discrimination due to the fact that they do not fit the nation's symbols.
Sam_Cecil

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
odi

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Sam_Cecil

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Debate Round No. 3
odi

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Sam_Cecil

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Debate Round No. 4
odi

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Sam_Cecil

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by odi 2 years ago
odi
treefuckerwhocare, it doesn't offend me - not that much anyway - personally but its worrying just how much chaos and violence and hate it fuels. 1 death should be enough for us to worry
Posted by treefuckerwhocares 2 years ago
treefuckerwhocares
why does it offend you so bad? just wondering,
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
The U.N. is a communist organization.And it would not bother me or a lot of Americans if America just dropped out of it.And put that money to much better use, like quit stealing from the taxpayer for it.
Posted by FantumHeist 2 years ago
FantumHeist
I agree with The Instigator showing religion on the should be banned if you join the UN it means that your people are free from communism, dictatorship and forced opinion like religion and must allow your people to decide they opinions
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
And who is going to enforce the ban. YOU. WE will send you to the middle east and go to all the muslim nations and take their flags and make sure there is no reference to god on them.
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