The Instigator
BigJoe
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Ore_Ele
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I am possessed by the Devil.

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Ore_Ele
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/27/2011 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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BigJoe

Pro

Terms an definitions I ask my opponent to agree upon.

I- the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.

Am-1st person singular present indicative of be.

Possessed- spurred or moved by a strong feeling, madness, or a supernatural power

By- to and beyond the vicinity of; past

The- (used to mark a noun as being used generically)

Devil
a.( sometimes initial capital letter ) the supreme spirit of evil; Satan.
b. a subordinate evil spirit at enmity with God, and having power to afflict humans both with bodily disease and with spiritual corruption.

I am possessed by the devil as of last Sunday, the day before Monday. At a time of approximately 6 AM in the morning EST. I was sleeping in my dark, yet quaint one bedroom apartment when suddenly an extremely strong force entered into me. This force, later to be referred to as the Devil, made me feel as if my very bones were burning with the anguish of all of my lost regrets and doubts. Since this force has entered into me, i have experienced blackouts every 12 hours and often awaken in strange positions around the city. As of two days ago I have began seeing a Psychiatrist and a Priest. When I met with the Priest I had an overwhelming presence inside of me urging me to not heed this man's advice. This man, the Priest, told me to seek salvation in our lord and savior.

It also has come to my attention that I have acquired a new mark during one of the blackouts. We burned...I mean I...seemed to have burned 666 onto my forehead. We feel great anxiety when we come close to christian relics. We know this because his mom left a crucifix under his pillow and we could sense its presence even before entering the room. This proves that I exist and am able to posses those who have weak souls.
Ore_Ele

Con

Typically team debates are not done on DDO, so you naturally have an unfair advantage with having the devil being on your side. But, I shall allow it.

Since my opponent made no mention of the BOP for this debate, it naturally falls on the individual (or team) to provide the proof to back his claim.

In order for my opponent to affirm the resolution, he must be able to prove that

1) the Devil exists.
2) my opponent exists.
and 3) the Devil has performed the action of "possessing" upon him.

If he cannot prove all three, the resolution is negated. I will allow him to make the opening arguments.
Debate Round No. 1
BigJoe

Pro

BigJoe forfeited this round.
Ore_Ele

Con

My opponent appears to be taking the "absences of evidence is not evidence of absences" to the extreme. I will not commit the fallacy of believing that the absences of an argument as a sign of no argument at all. However, it is vital to note that such a tactic can only cast doubt, and my opponent has the BOP. It is I who is trying to cast doubt. I will allow my opponent a chance to slightly adjust his argument. I personally recommend adding more, rather than taking any out.
Debate Round No. 2
BigJoe

Pro

BigJoe forfeited this round.
Ore_Ele

Con

My opponent is really holding strong on his arguments. I will remind everyone of the fallacy that I pointed out last round. Just because my opponent did not present an argument, does not mean that there is no argument. As such, I will refute his argument using the same basic logic.
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Thank you,

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Crede 6 years ago
Crede
Ummmm, what?
Posted by Stimple 6 years ago
Stimple
He must be possessed by the devil lol
Posted by thett3 6 years ago
thett3
lawl this is hilarious
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Vote Placed by Cerebral_Narcissist 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Shame, could have been a good debate.
Vote Placed by jm_notguilty 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Devil made Pro forfeit.
Vote Placed by Man-is-good 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I'm confused, Pro...Why would the devil, 'Lo 'mperador del doloroso regno' and the prince of the upper airs, just cause black-outs and make you cringe at the sight of Christmas arnament??
Vote Placed by thett3 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: :///
Vote Placed by F-16_Fighting_Falcon 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited