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Icu34
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metelic
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Is it right that Religious Flagellation is legal in the UK?

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Started: 12/7/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Icu34

Con

It is absurd that in a civilised society such dangerous and violent act can be perpetrate without any persecution, even though it is up to the person to consent to them. The problem with it is that people are inflicting and receiving pain for religious redemption. The purpose of it is to achieve God's absolution from committed sins. However, the final outcomes is reaching a spiritual ecstasy. This pleasurable feeling provided by a religious ritual is not to different from the one that people enjoy during kink sex. So why is that one is legal, just because it is based on religion, while the other one is not, since it is related to a taboo topics, which is sex?
metelic

Pro

I am in no way supporting the act of religious flagellation, I am simply defending the concenting persons right to do whatever he wants to do. One of the core ideals and beauty of western society is the right to self expression. If you concent and feel the need for religious flagellation you should not be limited by someone in the government who deams your action as "uncivilized" enenthough you are harming no one other than your self.
Debate Round No. 1
Icu34

Con

I agree on the fact that legally people should do want they want with their bodies, but it is not right that other activities such SM are not considered legal because of the dangerousness of the actions. However, at the end they should be viewed as equal, so either Bothe should be legalised or they should both be decriminalised.

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metelic

Pro

There is a major difference between S&M and religious Flagellation. S&M is sexual while Flagellation is purely for religious purposes. I agree that they should both be decriminalized as long as the participants are concenting to the action they are recieving/doing.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Icu34 1 year ago
Icu34
I agree on the fact that legally people should do want they want with their bodies, but it is not right that other activities such SM are not considered legal because of the dangerousness of the actions. However, at the end they should be viewed as equal, so either Bothe should be legalised or they should both be decriminalised.
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