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Deathbeforedishonour
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DrStrangeLuv
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Mercy is a weakness

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Started: 6/20/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Deathbeforedishonour

Pro

I would love to debate this topic. The first round is for acceptance of debate and defintions. I wish luck to whoever accepts this debate, your going to need it.

Mercy: compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender. [1]

weakness: A personal defect or failing [2]

[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com...

[2] http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
DrStrangeLuv

Con

I accept Pro's challenge. I've been looking for something interesting to debate for a while.

I would like to use the full defintion of "mercy", which is: "compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power". I think we can both agree that mercy shown to an offender usually involves the offernder wholly in the power of someone else.

Other than that, I'm good to go. Good luck.
Debate Round No. 1
Deathbeforedishonour

Pro

First, I would like to thank my opponent for accepting my debate.

Mercy. We all know what it is, and we all here about it most of you from religion, such as Christianity which puts a greater emphasis on the term more than anyother. I will be arguing that mercy is in fact weakness.

Mercy is basically giving in to your feelings rather than finishing te job. Lets say there is a gang member that attacks you, and you fight back. A long struggle accurs between you and your attacker, and you eventually come out the victor. You have a weapon pointed at the mans head, and he emidiately begs for his life. Rather then finish him off you show mercy and let him run away. He goes back to his gang and gets possy and the next day you are dead. This was the result of you leting your feelings cloud your better judgment and it costs you your life.

It is the responsibility of every person to practice self control, and that includes controling your compassion. Mercy comes from not using self-control, since you let either guilt or compassion get in the way of what needs to be done.

I await my opponent's response.

Vote pro!
DrStrangeLuv

Con

DrStrangeLuv forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Deathbeforedishonour

Pro

It appears that Con has forfeited however, my argument still stands.
DrStrangeLuv

Con

DrStrangeLuv forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Deathbeforedishonour

Pro

This is sad. I thought this was going to be a good debate...


Once again, Vote pro!
DrStrangeLuv

Con

DrStrangeLuv forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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