The Instigator
studentathletechristian8
Pro (for)
Winning
42 Points
The Contender
untitled_entity
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

I will not contradict myself in this debate.

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studentathletechristian8
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/17/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 867 times Debate No: 8988
Debate Rounds (5)
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studentathletechristian8

Pro

I affirm the resolution, "I will not contradict myself in this debate."

contradict- to assert the contrary or opposite of
http://dictionary.reference.com...

Rules:
1. In Rounds 1-3, CON will ask PRO ten Yes/No questions.
2. In Rounds 2-4, PRO will answer all of CON's questions with Yes, No, or an explanation as to why neither answer would be completely correct.
3. In Rounds 2-4, CON can point out any contradictions that he or she believes to be present in PRO's answers.
4. When CON points out a contradiction, PRO may use all of the following rounds to defend the accused contradiction until either CON drops the accusation or PRO admits defeat, or when the debate is over.
5. If CON ever fails to ask PRO exactly ten Yes/No questions when necessary, CON automatically loses.
6. If PRO ever fails to answer every question asked in the previous round by the rules, PRO automatically loses.
7. If PRO is never found to have contradicted himself in this debate, PRO wins.
8. If PRO is ever found to have contradicted himself in this debate, PRO loses.
9. Because sources are largely irrelevant for this debate, and can really only be used by CON most of the time, the two points associated with sources will be given to the victor of the debate.
10. A question may not result in an inherently self-contradictory answer. If this is the case, Pro wins.
untitled_entity

Con

I thank my opponent for starting this debate and look forward to debating him.

1. Do you watch the t.v. show "Around the Horn"?

2. Do you like to read?

3. Do you believe people should practice your religion?

4. Do you believe people should have a religion?

5. Do you have an unusual talent?

6. Do you believe in patriotism?

7. Do you believe in nationalism?

8. Do you believe graffiti is art?

9. Do you use plastic water bottles?

10. Do you/ your parents drive a hybrid car?
Debate Round No. 1
studentathletechristian8

Pro

I thank my opponent for accepting and look forward to debating her.

1. I have seen it several times, but I do not watch it regularly.

2. In general, I like to read. I like to read warning signs and signs that they have at stores so I am informed about potential danger or something like a discount sale. In reference to novels, I like to read a selective amount of them. I usually only read books that are required by school, but occasionally I read articles and magazines. I like to read things that appeal to me, generally.

3. I am a Christian. I believe it would be positive for people to practice my religion, but different people have differing viewpoints on different things. If my religion does not work for someone, then he/she probably will not practice my religion. All in all, I think people who are willing to practice in my religion can go ahead. I like getting my Christian views out to others, but it is ultimately their choice to listen or reject my views.

4. I believe people should have a religion if they want to have a religion. I may try to influence people with my religious perspectives, but it is all about opinion and preference.

5.Yes.

6.Yes, to a certain degree.

7. I believe that nationalism exists/has existed, but I do not support nationalism, although you may need to clarify.

8. graffiti- markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted or sketched on
a surface
art- the quality of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance
I believe some styles of graffiti are types or art. I would need examples and scenarios to clarify. But no, graffiti is technically not art, because they have different definitions and are not exactly the same.

9. No, I do not use plastic water bottles.

10. No, my parents and I do not drive hybrid cars.
untitled_entity

Con

1. In a democratic society, should the democracy be allowed to end at some point?

2. Is God omnipotent?

3. Do you think the bible is a good basis for morality?

4. Do you agree with Karl Marx on anything?

5. Do you sin?

6. Can God create a more powerful being than himself?

7. Are you answers to the BIG ISSUES your actual opinions?

8. Did you hear about this site from a friend or family member?

9. Do you have respect for Franklin Pierce (14th President of the United States)?

10. Do you like shuttlecocks?
Debate Round No. 2
studentathletechristian8

Pro

1. There are several varieties of democracy, some of which provide better representation and more freedoms for their citizens than others. However, if any democracy is not carefully legislated to avoid an uneven distribution of political power with balances, such as the separation of powers, then a branch of the system of rule could accumulate power and become harmful to the democracy itself. The "majority rule" is often described as a characteristic feature of democracy, but without responsible government it is possible for the rights of a minority to be abused by the "tyranny of the majority". An essential process in representative democracies are competitive elections, that are fair both substantively and procedurally. My opponent needs to clarify a democratic society, but based on my own perspective, the democracy should be allowed to end at some point if it becomes too harmful or creates a negative impact on society. Please explain your question further.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org...)

2. No. (omnipotent- having unlimited authority or power) Are you talking about the Christian God?

3. Sometimes. (I suppose you mean "the Bible") It may be a good basis for morality at some points, but it may not be a good basis for morality at other points.

4. Yes.

5. Yes.

6. No.

7. Most of them are. Because I have a different perspective about what the BIG ISSUES are really discussing, they may not always be completely accurate regarding my actual opinions on the matter.

8. No.

9. Yes. I have respect for almost all U.S. Presidents, simply because it takes great effort to try and act as President.

10. shuttlecock- the object that is struck back and forth in badminton, consisting of a feathered cork head and a plastic crown. If this is the right definition, then I can't answer because I have never seen or played with a shuttlecock.
untitled_entity

Con

1. Have you ever plagiarized?

2. Do you think plagiarism is wrong?

3. Do you adhere to Christian standards?

4. If birth is certain to kill the mother but the baby would survive then is abortion justified?

5. Do all people have an equal right to life?

6. Do all things have a right to life?

7. Do you eat meat?

8. Do you think humans should act in accordance to their biological imperatives?

9. Do you believe saying "PRO" or "CON" indicates an opinion?

10. Do you believe PRO or CON is different from omitting an opinion?
Debate Round No. 3
studentathletechristian8

Pro

1. Yes.

2. It depends on the situation. If I were to plagiarize a major history paper, then I would consider it wrong. If I were to plagiarize a couple of rules for a debate, I would not really consider that wrong.

3. I adhere to some Christian standards, but I do not adhere to all of them. My opponent needs to clarify which Christian standards she is referencing.

4. It depends on the circumstances. justify-to show a satisfactory reason or excuse for something done. If the mother is in poor health and the baby is in great health, it may not be justified. If the mother is in great health and the baby will probably die in several days or something, it may be justified. My opponent needs to clarify.

5. Yes.

6. No. A thing is known as a material object without life or consciousness. Therefore, all things do not have a right to life because "things" are without life.

7. Yes.

8. Yes.

9. No, because simply saying "PRO" or "CON" does not indicate an opinion about anything. However, if I were to say "PRO" or "CON" to a certain issue, that may be considered something of an opinion, but my opponent's question does not specify what saying "PRO" or "CON" is referring to.

10. In some cases, it can be. However, it other cases, it may not be. My opponent needs to clarify.
untitled_entity

Con

1. Are you a true Christian?

2. Are you part of any online communities such as Facebook or Myspace?

3. Do you believe real names/identities should be withheld from social networking sites?

4. In reference to question 2 in Round 3, yes I do mean the Christian God.

5. Do you think lying is wrong?

6. Do you lie?

7. Do you do things that go against the moral code of your religion?

8. Have you lied at all during this debate?

9. Did you stumble upon this site by yourself?

10. Did someone suggest this site to you?
Debate Round No. 4
studentathletechristian8

Pro

My opponent has made several mistakes.

Several rules in this debate are:

"1. In Rounds 1-3, CON will ask PRO ten Yes/No questions."
CON has done this, but she has also made a list of ten questions in the fourth round. This goes against the rules and results in a defeat.

"3. In Rounds 2-4, CON can point out any contradictions that he or she believes to be present in PRO's answers."
CON has not pointed out a single contradiction in any round. Since she has not pointed out a contradiction in the rounds given by the rules, it shows that I have not contradicted myself and results in a Pro vote.

Just to explain rule 6: "If PRO ever fails to answer every question asked in the previous round by the rules, PRO automatically loses."
The rules only refer to rounds one through three, and do not include round four, so I do not need to respond to the round 4 questions.

I heavily urge a Pro vote. My opponent has broken several rules and has not pointed out a single contradiction.
untitled_entity

Con

Yes, epic fail on my part. I wasn't keeping track of the rounds. My apologies for my irresponsibility. You should vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by untitled_entity 7 years ago
untitled_entity
Indoctrination at its finest.
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
I just wanted to mention that God is omnipotent. In the debate, I only said God was not because you may have tricked me. But I definitely believe the Christian God is omnipotent.
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
But CON has or hasn't done everything right for this debate? I found a couple unfortunate mishaps.
Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
If CON does everything right, CON wins every time.
Posted by Cody_Franklin 7 years ago
Cody_Franklin
In previous occurrences, has Con ever actually lost one of these? All the ones that I have seen, Con has won.
Posted by untitled_entity 7 years ago
untitled_entity
Yeah, I know, I wasn't keeping track of the rounds.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
Epic Fail, CON. She also broke the no-question asking rule in the 4th round.
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
That's what I was thinking...
Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
CON loses. The rules say that CON may only point out contradictions in Rounds 2-4.
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