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Joel_Asher
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PreacherFred
Con (against)
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31 Points

the fight for justice,equality,peaceand love is futile

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/19/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Joel_Asher

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There can never be peace for everyone or will crimes ever cease to be comitted. The government cant do anything to stop anyone because the world itself will always have the aura of chaos about it. meaning people debating or arguing about racism or prejudices or violence is not going to do anything to save us from any of those evils.
PreacherFred

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To state that any attempts to pursue justice, equality, peace and love are futile is similar to watching the bath water in a tub going down the drain. Why bother plugging the drain? The water will eventually seep through the plug and evaporate into the air leaving an empty tub anyway. Why slow down the inevitable?
In a larger sense there probably isn't going to be a moment in time when every human being will experience peace and tranquility at the exact same time. Personal serenity is attainable by every individual, if we work for it. You can be in heaven right where you sit, or you can be in hell, the choice is yours!
Crime has existed ever since Eve broke the law and ate the forbidden apple. Failure of governments to regulate certain socially condemned behaviors is to invite chaos and discord in proportions that we could never even imagine.
Human beings are not born with the concepts of racism and prejudice. These are learned behaviors that are taught to us by society. When we come to realize that these behaviors are wrong then we can begin to learn new, better behaviors. We do not have to be weighed down by the dead weight of injustice, inequality, chaos and hate. Once we learn how to do that then we can soar and feel the peace and serenity that we crave for. The social ills of this world will decrease in direct proportion to the number of human beings that take to heart the concepts expressed by Saint Francis of Assisi.
What value is there in debating on whether or not the cup of life is half full because of justice, equality, peace and love; or is half empty because of injustice, inequality, chaos and hate? What matters is what I am personally doing to ensure that I am filling the cup! Remember, every mighty river of this world starts with just a drop of water!
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Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
Very interesting philosophical statement. Though it is rather a depressing, point of view, it makes a good point. But it is till our natural instinct to do those things to create peace. As much as we understand our psychology, we are still a slave to it. It is true that nothing really serves any higher purpose in the end. But whats the purpose of making a fuss of it or trying to go against our natural instinct of doing it?
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Reasons for voting decision: Although arguments were generally disorganized by Con (a pet peeve of mine), he at least attempted to substantiate his various assertions with sound reasoning. And even though I think he was wrong on a few points, a 1 round debate didn't allow Con to respond or attempt any refutation whatsoever. Because of this inherent flaw within 1 round debates and the fact that it was Pro who chose this parameter, he gets docced conduct as well as it was impossible for him ever to actually debate the topic.
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