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Truth_seeker
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The Contender
cads
Con (against)
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Heavy metal is not Satanic

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Truth_seeker
Voting Style: Judge Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/9/2014 Category: Music
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Truth_seeker

Pro

I will attack the notion that heavy metal is biblically condemned as evil. Non-Christians are allowed to debate as long as they stay on topic.

First round acceptance
Debate Round No. 1
Truth_seeker

Pro

First, there are no Scriptures to support that God condemns heavy metal. Of course it may have bands which engaged in Satanism, but as Christians, we had origins of evil as well. Just because it had "evil" origins doesn't mean that it cannot be used to glorify God. Praise is just music made to God, there are no restrictions in the Bible as to what music is to be forbidden.

It is said that we need to focus on love when choosing our music, but love is not an emotion that we feel or an environment that we feel "safe" in, it's a commitment to others. We praise God not because we love the music, but because we love and adore him.

Psalm 33:1-5

" Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful.
2 Praise the Lord with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
4 For the word of the Lord is right,
And all His work is done in truth.
5 He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord."

I wait for my opponent's rebuttals.
cads

Con

cads forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Truth_seeker

Pro

Why criticize Metal but ignore rap when the majority have sex, drugs, and violence? There are many genres of music such as pop, Jazz, country, etc. which has obscene language, behavior, and sinful content widely overlooked. It's a huge generalization and illogical to condemn heavy metal for being "the devil's music."

I rest my case.
cads

Con

cads forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Truth_seeker

Pro

I rest my case
cads

Con

cads forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Truth_seeker

Pro

I rest my case
cads

Con

cads forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by DefineRich 3 years ago
DefineRich
Truth_seeker don't debate with cads! He sucks at debating!
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
Blade-of-Truth
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Pro. Con fully forfeited the entire debate. This is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate setting. S&G - Pro. In the two words that Con used, one of them was improperly capitalized. Statistically, Pro did not commit the same amount of error. Arguments - Pro. This is due to Con's non-existent rebuttals or counter-arguments, which left Pro's arguments standing unchallenged. For that, Pro is awarded arguments. Sources - Tie. Neither really utilized sources for this debate. Word of advice for Pro: Instead of saying "I rest my case" you should say "Extend all arguments" as they remained standing unchallenged. "I rest my case" should only be used at the end or last round of the debate. If you say that too early, and then continue arguing in a later round in the case your opponent does come back, it just looks foolish. Just an opinion. Solid win for Pro.
Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture