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Fatjack34
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frozen_eclipse
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Kids should be forced to believe in what their parents believe

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Fatjack34
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/4/2012 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 719 times Debate No: 27813
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Fatjack34

Con

I think that children should have their own hearts and minds. When they grow up, they will be individuals that are out of their parents' control. If you disagree and you want to accept this debate, you agree that you will remain respectful to the opposer (aka me).
frozen_eclipse

Pro

I simply won't have enough time with all the other debates i have going on to post the complex argument inted to so you can have this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
Fatjack34

Con

Fatjack34 forfeited this round.
frozen_eclipse

Pro

Neither of us were able to post arguments.This is a failed debate and i ask that no one vote on this.
Debate Round No. 2
Fatjack34

Con

Fatjack34 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by wrichcirw 4 years ago
wrichcirw
IMHO this resolution is entirely valid...just that draconian measures to actually "force" such a circumstance are unconscionable to most people.
Posted by wrichcirw 4 years ago
wrichcirw
"Belief cannot be forced, only superficial agreement."

Hmm...what about 1984?

With enough coercion, a person can break and become a "born again" citizen...
Posted by frozen_eclipse 4 years ago
frozen_eclipse
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Posted by frozen_eclipse 4 years ago
frozen_eclipse
I wont have time to pst the complex argument i wanted to so you can have this one
Posted by RoyLatham 4 years ago
RoyLatham
Belief cannot be forced, only superficial agreement. The resolution is therefore meaningless. I'm guessing that what Con wants to debate is something like, "Parents should teach their children a moral code." That leaves open the possibility that the children will not accept what is taught.

There is a style of parenting that thinks that children should be left "to make up their own minds" when they mature. The thinking is that it would be unduly prejudicial to come out strongly against serial killing early on, or whatever. I think parents are obliged to teach their children what they think is best. it only sticks until they watch Dexter.

The resolution needs to be revised to something meaningful before it can be debated.
Posted by philochristos 4 years ago
philochristos
What do you mean by "force," and how do you distinguish that from other methods of getting kids to hold certain beliefs? Or is it you position that parents should have no influence over their childrens' beliefs at all?
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Vote Placed by Azul145 4 years ago
Azul145
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Reasons for voting decision: My vote was random but I don't believe what my parents do so I vote con
Vote Placed by wrichcirw 4 years ago
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Vote Placed by philochristos 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con because Pro accepted the debate but wasn't able to participate in it.