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Harbalalism
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andre
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Charity is bad for human society

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/17/2009 Category: Society
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 5,655 times Debate No: 9246
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Harbalalism

Pro

Charity is detrimental to human society because it makes humans become reliant on other humans and discourages individualism and self reliance. People should be self reliant. People must work to improve there lives which only the individual can do, which cannot be gained through philanthropy.
andre

Con

First of all, the claim that charity causes dependence is already quite disproved. World Vision, for example, provides charity to villages that have nothing, and uses that charity to create wells and schools, schools which of course mean education, and education means work, i.e independence. They seek to allow these people to survive independently.

More importantly, greed is indisputably far more detrimental to society than compassion and humanity. Greed brings out the worst in society. But charity - charity is one of the few ways that humans show compassion for each other. If we are to believe that there is any faith left to be had in the human race, we must believe that it is only right of us to help the less fortunate, some of whom were placed in their dire straits by other humans. If we have even a modicum of caring or mercy in ourselves, we must help those who deserve it. Who have been treated unjustly or have been suffering needlessly their entire lives. As people, it is our duty to help someone else, simply because we can.
Debate Round No. 1
Harbalalism

Pro

Harbalalism forfeited this round.
andre

Con

I don't know why my opponent has forfeited the last round, but I extend some sympathy if it was because he didn't receive the email advising him to post his next argument. I know I didn't, so lucky I logged in I guess.

So really, I have nothing to add.
Debate Round No. 2
Harbalalism

Pro

YOU DIE LIKE SHEEP RATS IN The desserts
andre

Con

Well, my opponent's last argument is proof that you should vote con. Res ipsa loquitur.
Debate Round No. 3
Harbalalism

Pro

Harbalalism forfeited this round.
andre

Con

And the proof keeps on coming...
Debate Round No. 4
Harbalalism

Pro

Harbalalism forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
So promising, and yet PRO really has no intention of arguing his point.

Minus one.
Posted by Mike_BSU 8 years ago
Mike_BSU
I'm tempted to take this on, but I try to do one debate at a time. Especially if it's with the same person.
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