The state regulates marriage for a reason. It dispenses benefits for a reason. Understanding what this reason is will tell us what criteria are and are not relevant to marriage, and thus whether any rights are being denied. If the state excludes same-sex couples from entering into legal marriages on the basis of criteria relevant to the public purpose of marri...
This debate will be based around the idea that atheism does not provide a good moral design. Moral- being about good living and acting....
Anyone that would like to accept it, please post in the comments section and I will decide whether or not I want to debate you.
Anyone that finds a way to accept this debate without my permission will automatically forfeit all rounds and all 7 points will go to me.
This is part of the Official DDO Tournament moderated by 1DevilAdvocate. Note on Voting: This is Jury voting only via the terms of the tournament found here: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/31364/ Debate rules: 4 rounds, 1st round acceptance. 72 hour posting time. 8k characters. RFD required. 1 week voting period. Debates must be challenged and accepted no later than 6pm US central standard time on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013. Unfortunately, I am replacement for someone...
Here is the debate!
- First round acceptance, just so I can outline everything (you can briefly outline your arguments if you want to).
- 4 rounds because of the outlining in the first.
- No new arguments in the last round.
1. Presentation of the LCA/Initial Refutation
No new arguments should be presented in round 3 unless in direct response to a new argument presented in round 2.
God is defined as the necessary, personal first cause of the universe.
We should rationally accept an argument as sound...
First Round Acceptance
No new arguments in the last round
To be clear, pro (me) will be arguing that the pen, or written word, is more powerful than any type of physical force, while my opponent (con) wil...
Resolution: "Most Things Are Preferable to a Sharp Stick in the Eye" The debate will be done in rhyming poetry format, and judged based on arguments and the structuring of those arguments. Both substance and style should be considered when voting. First round is acceptance. I'd like to thank my opponent for accepting this debate. Good luck....
I would like to start my time here at DDO with a subject that is very close to my heart, the nature of where we derive our morality from. In my view, it is via secularist means. I am issuing this as an open challenge to anyone with interest in arguing from a different position. Before we begin, I would like to clarify the terms, namely that: Morality - What we consider to be right or wrong Secularism - actions and thinking that are derived from a non-religious standpoint. Whoever decide...