The Instigator
ThatChristianGuy
Con (against)
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The Contender
crushboy79
Pro (for)
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0 Points

There is a possibility of the nonexistence of absolute truth.

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ThatChristianGuy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/20/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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ThatChristianGuy

Con

Round 1: Acceptance of challenge only. The challenger will have to provide the logical deductions which lead to the possibility of the nonexistence of absolute truth in the second round.

Round 2: Present cases to the voters. Do not reference any points made in the opponent's case; each case must be totally independant of the other.

May the best man win.
crushboy79

Pro

That depends on what truth. For example, it is absolutely true that I'm alive. So explain what you mean by "absolute truth
Debate Round No. 1
ThatChristianGuy

Con

The contender has posted an argument which contradicts his position. I am unsure whether or not this signifies forfeit.

Dictionary:

"'Absolute truth' is defined as inflexible reality: fixed, invariable, unalterable facts. For example, it is a fixed, invariable, unalterable fact that there are absolutely no square circles and there are absolutely no round squares."

The fact that you alive is alterable, so it would not be absolute truth.

My argument:

The statement "there is no absolute truth" is an absolute statement; if it were true, it would be an absolut truth, and become untrue. This statement also cannot be worded in such a way that it would pass through the uncompromising tests of logic.
crushboy79

Pro

I do not believe in total no absolute truth, only in certain matters. For example, the statement "bread is made only out of wheat' has no absolute truth to it
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by crushboy79 2 years ago
crushboy79
Yeah, I know.
Posted by ThatChristianGuy 2 years ago
ThatChristianGuy
It's k. You do lose though, as you contradicted your side of the debate and confirmed mine.
Posted by crushboy79 2 years ago
crushboy79
Whoops, guess I should have looked before I accepted I believe in absolute truth and only in rare circumstances do not has I stated in the debate. Sorry.
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Reasons for voting decision: Almost anything can not exist.
Vote Placed by Envisage 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Easy Vote, logical argument given and a subjective 2 line rebuttal went nowhere in defeating it.
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Reasons for voting decision: pro was confused on position and messed up