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Punishment for Adultery

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Started: 6/4/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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bearski

Con

Adultery is a normal and healthy part of everyday life and therefore there is no need to either punish a woman for committing adultery or to forgive her.

I support that statement

My opponent will oppose it
brontoraptor

Pro

I accept. Get it.
Debate Round No. 1
bearski

Con

thank you for accepting. We have an example here from recent history. In a traditional East African society a 13 year old girl is married--ethnocentric westerners think it is terrible she is married but in that society it is normal. Her husband goes off to fight a war. The girl is bored with her husband gone but then runs into a traveling merchant who tells her the men in a neighboring village had become bored with their wives and if she were willing to go there and open her legs for them she'd make a ton of money.

So the girl went and the men lined up--- but one of them the pastor didn't think she was very good and demanded his money back. So he had the girl arrested and charged with adultery and prostitution. In court the girl plead guilty to all counts telling the judge she had done nothing wrong and she was proud of it as it was a normal part of life to make men happy.

The judge then sentenced her to death and she was taken to the village square to be executed. Screaming for mercy the girl pleaded with the executioners not to kill her and blamed the men for her crimes of adultery and whoring but insisted she had done nothing wrong as it was a normal part of everyday life
brontoraptor

Pro

brontoraptor forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
bearski

Con

it is obvious CON didn't want to debate this. HE OR SHE SHOULD BE DISQUALIFIED
brontoraptor

Pro

A spouse who is caught up in adultery is living only for the moment, caught up in a fantasy of excitement and desire, and ignoring the very real consequences.

1)Once you cheat, you become untrustable.

2)Infidelity destroys children and causes them pain that lasts for years or even a lifetime.

3)Infidelity brings the high possibility of STD's being transmitted to the unknowing partner. The adulterer could infect them with AIDS and feel they own no responsibility? I don't think do.

The basic premise is faulty: that you can separate sex from emotional attachment. Having sex with someone triggers attraction and bonding, which can lead to partners falling in love with their new sex partners. This interferes with the solidarity of the marriage.


Adulterous activity destructively affected Charlie Sheen's life. He is now HIV positive.

www.today.com/health/charlie-sheen-reveals-hes-hiv-positive-today-show-exclusive-t56391

The destruction to Sheen's exes-


Sheen's downward spiral-


Sheen's ex girlfriend, Bree Olson, once loved him. Now she refers to him as a monster.

"He could have killed me. He cared nothing about my life!" she stated in an interview.

Debate Round No. 3
bearski

Con

my apology to you for jumping to conclusions concerning your non participation in this debate.

There is a corollary to this debate and that involves the punishment of persons who commit adultery. The rather convincing evidence you present in your argument would seem to support criminal punishment for those guilty of adultery.

On the other hand considering the widespread tolerance for adultery in much of the West and the outright contempt for those in other cultures who punish adulterers--- and BTW it is a myth that only women are stoned and in fact it is a myth that stoning for adultery is frequently carried out as an official punishment. For example in Nigeria dating back to the 1600s there has been a total of 2 officially sanctioned recorded stoning sentences carried out for adultery and they were both of male offenders. But getting off that diversion into cultural anthropology and history -- one could find the sense and do so reasonably accurately adultery isn't really that bad.

Nigeria has had the death penalty for adultery going back centuries and it has been carried out twice as mentioned. And this was over centuries where around the world where it was common to get the noose for stealing a loaf of bread--so quite clearly adultery must not be so bad.
brontoraptor

Pro

ISIS stones adulterers.


There are 1.7 billion Muslims, 2.4 billion Christians, and 20 million Jews who disagree that adultery is okay.

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-Stoning for adultery is called Rajm in Islamic literature, and is a practice found in the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Northern Nigeria, Aceh in Indonesia, Brunei, and parts of Pakistan


-In 2007, the Iranian judiciary confirmed that a man who had been convicted of adultery 10 years earlier, was stoned to death in Qazvin province.


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According to "Psychology Today", adultery involves breaking a promise, in fact, one of the most serious promises we make. Spouses have made a promise to have an exclusive relationship with one another, which includes abstaining from having sex with other people. When this promise is broken, it is painful for many reasons. Adultery indicates indifference on the part of the offending spouse. He or she doesn't care about the other spouse or their feelings. It may also be seen by the offended spouse as a sign that the adulterous spouse has feelings for another, which can be very painful.

Another reason for thinking that adultery is immoral is that it involves an immoral form of deception. The offending spouse may tell direct lies to cover their tracks. But he or she is also deceptive insofar as the promises made when the marriage began included being faithful. The offended spouse has reason to believe that the promise is being kept. Hence, not telling him or her is equivalent to lying.

Debate Round No. 4
bearski

Con

ISIS is a cross between a religious cult and a criminal syndicate. Not to mention a terrorist organization. Saying they stone adulterers is like saying the Mafia executes informers and the Klan hangs rapists. But it doesn't make them into states. And those states you named rarely execute anyone for adultery

Thank you for a good debate.

Do you think a girl guilty of adultery should be stoned? No you don't because even back in Biblical times it wasn't done
brontoraptor

Pro

Pro:

"Do you think a girl guilty of adultery should be stoned? No you don't because even back in Biblical times it wasn't done."

Oh come on now. I'm sure they found something to get them stoned back then...

If a girl commits adultery then gets stoned, that is her business.If she chooses to smoke marijuana before commiting adultery, who am I to judge?

(Bronto scampers off into the weeds)
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by brant.merrell 1 year ago
brant.merrell
Round 2 con is a good story. Not sure how it spells out a position on adultery.
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