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nico.rivas2
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m93samman
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Resolved: High school Public Forum Debate resolutions should not confront sensitive religious issues

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/26/2010 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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nico.rivas2

Con

This topic has no good contentions what so ever. If any of you have actual good arguments then feel free to post them. This debate is not debatable.
m93samman

Pro

I thank my opponent for presenting this topic. For those who don't know, Public Forum is a debate format [1] that is often used in the NFL, or National Forensic League [2]. Here [3] you can see the origin of this topic. Originally, the November topic of debate was a resolution regarding whether or not the ground zero mosque should be built. Within 24 hours, they recalled the topic because it was controversial and involved religion.

The ground zero mosque is a religious issue inasmuch as the people who attacked it were all non-Muslim; meanwhile, proponents of the mosque were both Muslims and non-Muslims, which throws a twist onto the topic. It has a lot to do with an understanding of society, politics, and reality. In my opinion, topics that involve sensitive religious issues should be debated for the purpose of enlightening society and bringing new viewpoints to the table that have yet to be tasted by the average American religious connoisseur. I'll provide two justifications for addressing religion in PF debate.

The first specific reason for allowing Public Forum topics to "confront" sensitive religious issues, assuming we have no conflicts in the denotations of the resolution, is that the general American populous is rather unintelligent [4] when it comes to religion, which is one of the pressing issues facing us in the modern world. If my opponent disagrees with the importance of religion in the world today, I'll go on the tangent to explain why religion is paramount today in round 2.

My second justification is that religion throws a curve ball into the generally bland debate atmosphere of PF, which usually addresses nothing but modern political issues. There is no harm in involving religion, and, to the contrary, I feel like the thought of religion in debate would be substantially beneficial and allows for several new angles with which to attack or defend the resolution or advocacies.

~~~Meanwhile, Con gave up before the debate began, in round 1. I urge a pro ballot.

---Sources---

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...

[2] http://www.nflonline.org...

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org...

[4] http://religion.blogs.cnn.com...
Debate Round No. 1
nico.rivas2

Con

nico.rivas2 forfeited this round.
m93samman

Pro

TGIFFF (you figure it out).
Debate Round No. 2
nico.rivas2

Con

nico.rivas2 forfeited this round.
m93samman

Pro

It was Friday when I posted round two; it stood for "Thank God It's Finally Freakin' Friday!" I needed the weekend.

No shave November is here, happy hair-growing everyone :)
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
lol I didn't even notice that. Good call :P
Posted by launilove 6 years ago
launilove
shouldn't the pro and con be switched..

you would be arguing the con (against) of the forums not addressing religious issues
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he would be arguing the pro (for) of forums not addressing religious issues?

Not that I blame m93 at all
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
wtf?
Posted by wiseovvl 6 years ago
wiseovvl
for con u could've made points that Hate speeches can develop in the debate and causes problems.
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
That topic is terribly biased
Posted by dudewth 6 years ago
dudewth
And this is why Ohio switched by to the old topic (AKA: Resolved: An Islamic Cultural Center should not be built near Ground Zero)
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
he wanted me to do his homework for him.
Posted by michaelhigley10 6 years ago
michaelhigley10
exactly why forfeit unless you bit off more then you can chew food wise
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
Why would you forfeit? And if you want to make it faster, just post your argument as "I forfeit". Why can't you just make an argument?
Posted by nico.rivas2 6 years ago
nico.rivas2
How do you forfit a debate?
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