The Instigator
dnelso19
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Theunkown
Con (against)
Winning
8 Points

The US government should define what a religion is not.

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Theunkown
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/31/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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dnelso19

Pro

Argument 1: While I believe a proper government should never establish or support any religion I do think it should set lines as to define what a religion is not.

Argument 2: A group of people who believe in the eradication or subjugation of another group of people because they believe differently is not a religion.
Theunkown

Con

I accept this debate

What does the US government gain from establishing this definition? If anything it will only bring about controversy to a country already hated so much by the world. Establishing a definition of religion will bring controversy because there may be people who consider themselves religious but they do not fit to the US government's definition of religion and may be defined as atheists or agnostics which the people might hate.
This is just a general hypothetical response, before I can do any proper rebuttals however, I need my opponent to specify exactly what should be the 'government's definition of religion' and I ask him/her to do so.
My opponent stated that "A group of people who believe in the eradication or subjugation of another group of people because they believe differently is not a religion."
What does eradication or another group have to do with religion? I ask my opponent to clarify and specify what is exactly being said here.
Debate Round No. 1
dnelso19

Pro

dnelso19 forfeited this round.
Theunkown

Con

It is Extremely unfortunate that my opponent has forfeited his/her 2nd round.
There arguments put forth by my opponent had little to no ration to them.
I ask that my opponent to state an argument for the final round, since this has not really been a proper debate. (just one round each is not a proper debate)
Debate Round No. 2
dnelso19

Pro

dnelso19 forfeited this round.
Theunkown

Con

Once again, my opponent has forfeited his/her round.
I shall use the final round to persuade voters to vote for me:
- Neutral on GRAMMAR and SOURCES.
-However my opponent has forfeited 2 rounds which means he/she did not see this debate through to the end. Hence I appeal to voters to vote for me on the point of CONDUCT. I also ask voters to vote for me on the point of CONVINCING ARGUMENTS since the forfeiting of my opponent shows that he/she was persuaded by my arguments.

Vote for Con! :)
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by dnelso19 3 years ago
dnelso19
not sure what you mean?
Posted by imsmarterthanyou98 3 years ago
imsmarterthanyou98
It's not true.
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 3 years ago
bladerunner060
dnelso19TheunkownTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for the forfeits. Arguments for the lack of any from Pro, and the presence of some from Con. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.
Vote Placed by Jay-D 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited, hence loses conduct, and, by extension, arguments. 4-0 to Con.