The Instigator
Harlan
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54 Points
The Contender
jevan
Con (against)
Losing
42 Points

Who to you is the most respectable member on Debate.org, who's user ID is "Harlan"?

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Started: 1/4/2008 Category: Religion
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,935 times Debate No: 1357
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Harlan

Pro

Well…after a quick review of all the people with the user ID: "Harlan"…I have come to the conclusion that the most respectable person that fits that qualifications is the Harlan that is typing this argument that you are reading…and The Harlan that is the instigator in this debate.

And this was not a biased conclusion, I may assure you. I typed "Harlan" into the search of people. I carefully made my self familiar with every debate of every single person whose ID was "Harlan".

Here are all the people with the ID, Harlan:

-Harlan

Out of these…entire how can you say that the Harlan that is PRO in this debate is not the best one of them all.

All of the other Harlan's have basically not contributed to debate.org at all.

This Harlan, however, is obviously better than the others.
jevan

Con

This debate round is complete nonsense. It is biased and unfair. You are the only member of debate.org with the user id of "Harlan".

I wouldnt define you as respectable at all. It would be an interesting debate if we argue who was the most respectable member of Debate.org

The debate is biased because the only member of debate.org with the id of Harlan is you.

This is unfair because you create a paradox for the contender. Making it impossible for me to win.

I should win this debate round, insofar is that my opponent is biased and highly narcissistic.

Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
Harlan

Pro

How can you accept a challenge; participating in a debate; only to suggest what you think woul dhave be4en a better debate.

"Making it impossible for me to win."

Then WHY did you accept this challenge. You might not have had anything to do with it.

You are extremely belligerent and are taking this much too seriously.

My opponent has suggested that this is debate is "complete nonsense".

Maybe so, but why, then are you participating in it?

I had my own intentions for starting this debate, and you have gone and ruined it...not having any actual wishes to actually have this debate
jevan

Con

ok lets debate

why do you find yourself respectable?
How can i win this debate?
What does harlan mean?

I am sorry i "ruined" your debate.
Debate Round No. 2
Harlan

Pro

"the wonderful thing about tiggers is I'm the only one"

Did I said I found miself respectable?

No...I said that I was the MOST respectable...out of all of the Harlans on this site.

I don't know...another Harlan would have to be created to make an argument.

Harlan means me. It's my name. But I very well coulsn't have put the most respectable who's NAME is Harlan. That would allow my opponent to mke the claim that someone else's name is Harlan, though I doubt it.

NO, the only real reason for starting this debate is my own amusement. It is a parody of revleader 5's debate of who is the most respectable member of debate.org.
jevan

Con

well i concede

this debate made no sense

to me

sorry i ruined it

once again i concede.

Thanks for the odd debate
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
I tried to explain that, but some do not see it that way. They said something about learing speech, but I hae learned that Lincoln himself did not memorize it, he read it from a written speech.
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 9 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
Of course not, and if they tried I'd have explained precisely why I would refuse.

You're 13 dude, your grades do not count for anything yet. You don't have to do anything you won't learn something useful from. The exact wording of the Gettysburg Address is not "Something useful" unless you're an actor.
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
What, they didn't make you memorize it?
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 9 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
why on earth would they make you memorize the Fascist's address on the defeat of the Feudalists? :D
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
In also noticed that you had a quote from the gettysburg adress. that made me double take. IM being made to memorize it in school. Suddenly I see it in unexpected places.
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
OH yes I agree, positively ridicilous debate. No doubt about it. But you still should not only leave a comment insulting one of the debaters. I read that and assumed I was reading something written by someone my own age, a kid. I looked at your profile and was surprised to see tat you were 54.
Posted by Capt.Herp 9 years ago
Capt.Herp
Sorry, I didn't class this as a "debate."
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
all right Herp. PLease be a bit more mature than to only leave a comment that is insulting one of the debaters.

And PLEASE do not put words in my mouth. Please read my debates first before assuming that I said something. There was only one point (several, several months ago) when I questioned someone was racist, and they gave an explanation of the intentions behind thier statement, and I told them that i realized they weren't racist and apologized.

Oh yeah, and the first part of that sentance doesn't even make sense.
Posted by Capt.Herp 9 years ago
Capt.Herp
Wait, wait...Is this the Harlan who thinks that people who value the rule of law and don't want illegal immigrants in the US are racist? That Harlan?
Posted by paul_tigger 9 years ago
paul_tigger
Jevan:

What are you trying to do? Run a popularity contest? You conceded yet you ask people to vote for you? Now that's pathetic. Be a true opponent and accept your defeat honorably. Suggestion: I think we need to create a button for people who wish to concede a debate.
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