The Instigator
nayme
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The Contender
Burncastle
Con (against)
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7 Points

Nihilism is ultimately a ridiculous outlook to have.

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Burncastle
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/10/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
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nayme

Pro

Definitions

Nihilism -
the denial of all existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth.

Ridiculous - deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd.
Burncastle

Con

First of all, nihilism is not the "denial of all existence", it is simply the rejection of the idea that there is an ultimate meaning to life. I have never heard of a philosophy that "denies existence".

Since my opponent is making the claim, he has the burden of proof.

I hope for a stimulating debate!
Debate Round No. 1
nayme

Pro

nayme forfeited this round.
Burncastle

Con

This was not what I had in mind when I said "stimulating".
Debate Round No. 2
nayme

Pro

nayme forfeited this round.
Burncastle

Con

I have yet to be presented with any evidence that nihilism is indeed a ridiculous outlook and therefore I can not present any rebuttal.
Debate Round No. 3
nayme

Pro

nayme forfeited this round.
Burncastle

Con

Well given the fact that my opponent has failed to provide any reason to consider nihilism to be ridiculous, I encourage the audience to vote Con.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by nayme 2 years ago
nayme
I love gangsta rap, don't diss.
Posted by Adam2 2 years ago
Adam2
Agreed -- nihilism has no meaning...
Though to be fair "Seinfeld" wasn't really nihilistic -- more like arrogant
gangsta rap is far more nihilistic in nature
Posted by nayme 2 years ago
nayme
Nihilism is logical, it's just ridiculous.
Posted by Empiren 2 years ago
Empiren
http://www.merriam-webster.com...

I'm not sure you have the correct definition of Nihilism. Also "wrong" or "illogical" or any similar words would be a better use than ridiculous
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Vote Placed by Cold-Mind 2 years ago
Cold-Mind
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