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TheShenny
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ZenoCitium
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Should Children be Religious At a Young Ago: Pro (Yes) Con (No)

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/29/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (5)
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TheShenny

Con

First round acceptance. I am arguing that children should not be made to believe in a specific religion from a young age.

Rule

1) Nothing about whether religion is correct or not
ZenoCitium

Pro

I accept under the condition that I am disputing the first round argument and not the debate title. I will not argue that children should be made to be religious but rather that it is allowed that they believe in a specific religion from a young age. The difference is that I contend that it is also allowed for children not be made to believe in a specific religion if their parents or guardians are not religious. My interpretation of the CON argument is that CON maintains that NO children should be made to believe in a specific religious from a young age, regardless of the religious believes of the parents or guardians.

Thanks and good luck.
Debate Round No. 1
TheShenny

Con

I apologize the title was misleading. We appear to believe the same thing.
ZenoCitium

Pro

I'm not exactly sure how we are in agreement. You are CON, which means your argument is that children should NOT be religious at a young age. I am PRO, maintaining that children SHOULD be religious if their parents or guardians provide a religious background for them. The title was confusing but I don't see how it was so confusing that we fell on the same side. Your thoughts?
Debate Round No. 2
TheShenny

Con

Oh I apologize, again, I misread your statement. I will start another debate so we may debate this properly.
ZenoCitium

Pro

Understood. Please continue this debate to a tie.
Debate Round No. 3
TheShenny

Con

TheShenny forfeited this round.
ZenoCitium

Pro

Understood. Please continue this debate to a tie.
Debate Round No. 4
TheShenny

Con

TheShenny forfeited this round.
ZenoCitium

Pro

Please continue this debate to a tie.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by ZenoCitium 3 years ago
ZenoCitium
@ TheShenny: Are you sure we are in agreement? Both your title nor your round 1 argument were absolute. I am simply making the argument that this matter is circumstantial. The problem I had with your title was that it was open enough that you could later argue that my stance was also absolute (and opposite of CON), in that ALL children should be religious.

CON: Children should not be religious at a young age.
PRO: Children can be religious at a young age.
Are these the correct arguments or do you think we are both on the PRO side?
Posted by ChosenWolff 3 years ago
ChosenWolff
Zeno, my philosophical bane.
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