Herbert Hoover, Forgotten Progressive: the 31st President Was a Big Govt. Market Interventionist

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Ore_Ele

Without a doubt one of the most severe, most widespread, and most persistent myths of all American history is that Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st President of the United States of America who served from 1929-1933, sent America into the tragic, drawn out economic downturn now known as the Great Depression by reducing government intervention in the economy, adhering to laissez-faire capitalism, and shrinking the size of government in general... Or, as Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer sums up, jus...

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Verse 34:6 in the book of Exodus accurately describes God.

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Valtarov

"And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth..." [1] In this debate, God is defined as - the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions, [2] except in this debate, God = God of the Old Testament. No Christian theology, for instance, applies. No arguments over semantics. My...

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There is no valid reason to believe that prayer to God yields results.

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Strikeeagle84015

God - the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions. [1] Prayer - the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)) "the priest sank to his knees in prayer" [2] There is no valid reason to believe that in general, prayer to God yields results. The positive effects of meditation or the personal happiness that pray...

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Music is good for the soul.

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Exasperated_Youth

Music is good for the soul. No arguments over whether a soul actually exists or not, or any other semantics. Essentially, the argument is that music is "good" for the human being....

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The "Epicurean paradox" disproves the existence of the biblical God.

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Strikeeagle84015

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"- Epicurus If God is defined as - the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions (as according to http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=g...

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Resolved: Religion is not fake

mackoman_93
jat93

Religion is not fake. There is not much else to say on the matter until my opponent provides a counter premise. The bottom line is that it is almost UNIVERSALLY accepted fact that religion exists. The evidence to support this position is next to infinite....

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Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.

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jaweber1

Destiny is a matter of chance. If destiny is your choice, than it is within your control. Destiny by definition is something (an event, or a series of events) that will inevitably occur in the future. Nobody can ever be sure that something(s) will inevitably happen in the future. Therefore, destiny is not a matter of choice....

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