Should how you live your life be decided by other people?
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My opponent believes that your life should not be decided by other people, however, do they really believe this?
In one of their recent debates  my opponent suggests that gay marriage should be made illegal as it's, according to the bible, wrong.
Thus, my opponent suggests that the church should have a say in whether or not gay people may get married. Thus, my opponent suggests that somebody else (the church) should decide how another person (homosexuals) live their life (via prohibiting gay marriage).
It is necessary, in fact, for other people to decide how you live your life. Afterall, if you were to plan to steal from a bank, the only real deterrent is that it is illegal to do so. If you were able to decide that you should be allowed to steal from a bank, and if there was no other person able to stop you from doing that or at least punish you afterwards, then stealing from a bank would have no negative effects for you and thus you would be rich with no punishment.
Over to you con.
My opponent's analogy is irrelevant. Deciding whether or not to go to church is one example of a choice you can make. However, other decisions, such as not being allowed to marry people of the same sex, can be made by the government by their passing, or not passing, of laws. This is correct as the law decides what is moral, whereas an individual cannot decide what is moral, thus they need to be guided by a higher authority. My opponent is yet to rebut this.
I think the topic is perfectly clear. You have failed to rebut the fact that an individual cannot decide what is moral, thus they need to be guided by a higher authority, such as the bible or the government. Thus you have accepted that how you live your life should be decided by other people.
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: con fails to address and rebut to pro's point about how con's life is indeed decided by other people.
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