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Iamsmarter
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PrisonerOfHopelessness
Con (against)

Religions Should be Considered Factions

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Started: 7/3/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Iamsmarter

Pro

A Religion is a collection of people with certain views about the world, just like a political party. It asks for donations so perhaps it can be considered a non-profit organization.

When it espouses breaking the law, it should always be held accountable.
PrisonerOfHopelessness

Con

I do not think religions should be considered factions. There are several different reasons for my assessment, such as the lack of a unified representative figures for many, if not most, religions, and several other points which I would like to discuss in later rounds.

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Posted by vi_spex 10 months ago
vi_spex
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Posted by vi_spex 10 months ago
vi_spex
what if*
Posted by vi_spex 10 months ago
vi_spex
what is there is no law and it expouses
Posted by lord_megatron 10 months ago
lord_megatron
Put up a definition of faction
Posted by ryan7ful 10 months ago
ryan7ful
The only problem I see with this is that leftists would never support it because then they might actually have to stop ignoring the radical Islamic terrorists from this "faction."
Posted by bballcrook21 10 months ago
bballcrook21
That makes sense then.
Posted by Iamsmarter 10 months ago
Iamsmarter
@bballcrook21,

"Faction" has several meanings. The one I intended was a political organization. Of course this is a debate and thus you may believe that my judgment was unsound. If so, then explain why you believe a religion is more analagous to a bookclub, for example, than to a political party or special interest group.
Posted by bballcrook21 10 months ago
bballcrook21
A faction? A religion is different from a religious group of people.
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