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does cultural traditions can give rise to conflict between communities

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Started: 11/18/2015 Category: Religion
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emmahek

Pro

well I believe that cultural traditions can give rise to conflict as many examples in world can be seen. sometimes people in a country of any particular religion are forced to shut down their cultural traditions because it is not liked by the leaders of that particular country,. what is this?? all human beings on earth have rights to follow their religion and culture unless it comes under violence.
Stupidape

Con

Con contends that cultural differences promote peace. Think of a fair or artwork. By having different artwork and traditions two groups can admire each others' culture. Adversely, if two people have the same artwork they will fight. Each claiming that the other person plagiarized.

We appreciate and are awed by cultural differences. Think of a child exclaiming "wow what a cool hat!" Similarities is what causes two groups to clash. Both fighting over the same natural resources. If one desired the resource and the other didn't there would be peace due to dissimilarity. Yet, if both are similar both will desire the same resource and conflict will ensure.
Debate Round No. 1
emmahek

Pro

thank you for accepting my challenge.
"By having different artwork and traditions two groups can admire each others' culture": I actually deny this point because people don't care about other and you are talking about admiring cultures..??

"Adversely, if two people have the same artwork they will fight. Each claiming that the other person plagiarized": i disagree with this point as well because people wants to make change but they dont want to change. I mean they will some how find mistakes in others and argue on that or culture can be modernized by one community which will lead to conflict.

"Similarities is what causes two groups to clash. Both fighting over the same natural resources. If one desired the resource and the other didn't there would be peace due to dissimilarity": Whole world is fighting over natural resources. this not the matter of similarities and dissimilarities. this is matter of needs and wants. conflict due to natural resources cant be resolve by cultural aspects.
Stupidape

Con

Think of humans. What are we almost always at war with? Other humans. Humans never seem to have war with bacteria, plants, fungi, and Protists. [1]. Similarities are what causes humans to fight with each other.

Cultural differences are just an excuse to fight over natural resources. If all societies had the same culture, we would still fight over natural resources just as fiercely if not more fiercely. If every society had vastly different cultures the fighting would be just at intense.

Natural resources are the real reason people fight. Culture is just a red herring when trying to figure out why people fight each other. Think two middle school children fighting over a piece of food or who gets to drink from the water fountain first.

Claim:There are plenty of same demographics domestic crimes.
Warrant: "There"s no such thing as "black-on-black" crime. Yes, from 1976 to 2005, 94 percent of black victims were killed by black offenders, but that racial exclusivity was also true for white victims of violent crime"86 percent were killed by white offenders. "[2].
Impact: People of the same culture are more likely to fight than of different culture.

Plenty of fight within the same nation, within the same school, and within the same family. Think sibling rivalry. Both siblings have identical culture yet they fight.

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Debate Round No. 2
emmahek

Pro

I know cultural difference is a silly excuse to fight over for natural resources but who's asking all societies to have same culture ?? If people would learn the real meaning of peace and if they understand the pain faced by people who becomes the victim of the conflict, people will not fight.

I know natural resources are basic needs of people and some or the other way they have to fight for it. but today in this world what matters anything else is what are others doing? if someone do good for others "he will become the hero of this world for a year" and if someone did something bad or evil " he will become a villain for centuries".

there is one case out of ten, in which people of same culture are more likely to fight than of different cultures. just see people around you. do they like what others do in their culture... A Hindu would hate if a Muslim or christian live in his building and eat beef or meat. Even a Muslim will hate if someone near his home will drink alcohol or eat pork. In India, Hindu's are in majority so they hate when Muslims or Christian eat beef or meat, now in India beef eating is banned, this is similarity but still they have fight. Even jains (one of the community in india), they don't eat non-veg. In Indian government school children have mid-day meal in which they used to give them egg. Jains did not like this and they banned eggs in mid-day meals in government school. egg contains protein which will make children healthy but they did not get it now. but Sachin jain a man from community of jains onyl is fighting over this egg banning issue. he want eggs back in mid-day meal. so here's a similarity in culture but still there's a fight. even children from different cultures come to government school but they still eat eggs ( non-veg) which is not liked by many people in the country. this is dissimilarity but still there's a fight.
Stupidape

Con

Conflict definition "
verb (used without object)
1.
to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash:
The account of one eyewitness conflicted with that of the other. My class conflicts with my going to the concert.
2.
to fight or contend; do battle.
noun
3.
a fight, battle, or struggle, especially a prolonged struggle; strife.
4.
controversy; quarrel:
conflicts between parties.
5.
discord of action, feeling, or effect; antagonism or opposition, as of interests or principles:
a conflict of ideas.
6.
a striking together; collision.
7.
incompatibility or interference, as of one idea, desire, event, or activity with another:
a conflict in the schedule.
8.
Psychiatry. a mental struggle arising from opposing demands or impulses.
" [3].

If Pro uses definition 1. of conflict then Pro is correct in that there is disagreement. Yet, that doesn't seem to be the way Pro is using the word conflict.

"now in India beef eating is banned, this is similarity but still they have fight. " Pro

Pro seems to use the word conflict as in battle or a fight. Just because two parties disagree doesn't mean the disagreement cause fighting. Con thinks vegan is the way to go. Yet, this doesn't mean Con comes to blows with every non-vegan Con meets.

As for the eggs, this is somewhat off topic but needs to be corrected in Con's opinion. Only 10% of calories are needed from protein. "Adults in the U.S. are encouraged to get 10% to 35% of their day's calories from protein foods."[4]. Oats are cheaper and have 15% protein. [5]. Eggs are a poor nutritional choice and should be banned worldwide.

Con contends that disagreements rarely end in blows exchanged or shots being fired. Instead, most violent exchanges are attacks of opportunity. Usually two individuals of the same culture. "Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women"more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined."[6].

Con has proven that most violence is not between two different cultures but instead between two individuals of the same culture. Vote Con.

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4. http://www.webmd.com...
5. http://nutritiondata.self.com...
6. http://domesticviolencestatistics.org...
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