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hosseymac
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Should being fat be a crime?

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hosseymac
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/10/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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dballer123456789

Pro

Obviously it should be highly illegal to destroy your body. You have no right to your own body!!!!!
hosseymac

Con

About 2% of Obese Americans cannot control their weight. There are actual health problems that people cannot control. They can eat as healthy as they want and exercise as much as they want, but they still can't control what their body does. And you actually do have the right to your own body, which is why abortion isn't illegal.
Debate Round No. 1
dballer123456789

Pro

So those 2% should be excused from the law because they can't control it. The people who can control it should control it. The Bible is clear about our bodies being God's temple. God doesn't want a temple that is polluted with a bunch food that is harmful to the body. People shouldn't just feel pressure from the law but should also feel pressure from the Bible to eat healthier. It is morally sound to eat healthier. Gluttony is a sin, therefore people should not worship their food but worship their creator who is perfect and holy. Gluttony can be just as bad and addicting as drugs. Through enforcing stricter food laws, the government can help set people free.
- May God Bless
hosseymac

Con

hosseymac forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
dballer123456789

Pro

dballer123456789 forfeited this round.
hosseymac

Con

1) 77% of Americans say they're "Christians." Of course, we both know that not all of them a) actually act like Christians b) eat healthy 24/7 c) are perfect in every aspect of life; so therefore, Christianity has no relevance whether or not fat people are criminals.
2) Separation of church and state. Christianity has no support to offer when passing a "just" law. You can't make being fat illegal just because God said to take care of your body.
3) Since when did a special percentage get excused from the law? Mentally ill people are not automatically exempt from a punishment for a crime. It is unfair to those who are fat uncontrollably. Then you get into the issue of fat people pleading the fact that they "can't help it." So making fat people criminals would just further complicate court cases, waste people's time, and honestly, make judges really hate their jobs. Passing this as a law really has no true benefit to society. How would you even propose to pass this as a law? What is your argument?
4) It's morally sound to not kill murder. It's morally sound to not lie. It's morally sound to not steal. If so, then why do people still do it?
5) Drugs are illegal so you're saying junk food should be treated as such? People will still break the law. And millions will be out of jobs because oops- no more fast food. no more quick stuff. What about junk food dealers?
6) Why should people have to rely on the government to get them healthy? Weren't you the one who just gave a speech on why you should be a homesteader (or whatever it's called") so that you didn't have to pay taxes to the government or support them because they poorly spend those tax dollars?
Debate Round No. 3
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