Theism vs. Atheism

pcmbrown
ZakYoungTheLibertarian

Resolved: Theism is epistemicly superior to Atheism. Request: If you would be so kind as to post only your case, we can use the second round for direct refutation and proceed to full debate in the final 2 rounds. If you'd rather debate another way, that's fine too. Rule: Evidence found via research must be sourced, so that the context of that evidence may be examined. If a piece of evidence is not sourced by the voting period, it shall be assumed that the evidence was false Note: I will...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

This House Supports Utilitarianism over its contending normative ethical systems.

Stephen_Hawkins
pcmbrown

Hello, welcome to the debate.The debate is simply as the resolution stands. No squirreling of terminology to change the intended purpose of debate, the division of labour is mostly on myself (though my opponent should present a counterplan).The round structures should be as followed:R1 - Acceptance and any opening remarks.R2 - An explanation of your ethical system. There should not be serious engagement with the opposition's argume...

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I will not contradict myself

pcmbrown
mongeese

Contradiction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contradiction Rules: 1. In Rounds 1-3, CON will ask PRO ten Yes/No questions. 2. In Rounds 2-4, PRO will answer all of CON's questions with Yes, No, or an explanation as to why neither answer would be completely correct. 3. In Rounds 2-4, CON can point out any contradictions that he or she believes to be present in PRO's answers. 4. When CON points out a contradiction, PRO may use all of the following rounds to defend the accused contradiction u...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Obama's Stimulas Package Was an Utter Failure and a Second Stimulas is Unacceptable

youngpolitic
pcmbrown

I will let my opponent start this debate. I would first like to set up a few ground rules. No insults No cussing and please do not act like you are better than anyone else First I would like to define the what I mean by Stimulas Package. I am talking about the multibillion dollar spending bill passed a few months ago by the Obama administration. Please follow these rules and I challenge anyone who wants to take my debate. Thank you...

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Belief in an afterlife negatively impacts the world of practical affairs

brittwaller
pcmbrown

Salve all. I had this debate some time ago against a friend, but the arguments given by my opponent led the debate somewhat astray. I've been out of practice for a minute so I decided to post again and possibly meet a few newbies in the mean time. This debate is about how the belief in an afterlife, be it Christian or otherwise, negatively impacts the temporal world in a large way. The issue is not whether "god" exists or not - this is basically irrelevant in this context as religion and its...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

The United States should normalize relations with Cuba.

LB628
pcmbrown

This is the Public forum debate topic for NFL nationals, and as I am currently prepping for that tournament, just wanted to test my affirmative case. So, without further ado. From the Princeton Wordnet, normalize is defined as "to become normal or return to its normal state" Contention 1- Normalizing relations with Cuba is beneficial to the United States There are two reasons why normal relations are beneficial to the U.S. First, normalizing relations with Cuba opens a new market for U.S...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Is media to blame....?

Im_always_right
pcmbrown

I believe the media is NOT to blame for children having obesity problems. I believe it comes from the parents allowing children to eat foods that are not healthy....

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Vaccination against pathogens is beneficial to the community

destructor
pcmbrown

I argue that vaccination against pathogens and implementation of vaccination programs that vaccinate the members of a community are beneficial to that community. (vaccination is MORE beneficial, THAN NOT beneficial)...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

waffles are better then pancakes..

madmonkey889
pcmbrown

yes, waffles are better then pancakes. i can say this because of a few things For one waffles have a way to actually HOLD your syrup within. alowing for optimal syrup in your bites. I only pray someone brings a viable arguement......

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Satanism is a good thing.

James.ticknor
pcmbrown

Satanism is basically the worshipment of Satan, believed to want to become the ruler of heaven. Satanism is just like any other religion, except the view of Christianity is that he is bad. It is important to realize that this unites people like being Jewish or a Catholic or anything else. (I apologize for the short arguement, I never did like going first!) (P.S. I am a Christian, I just thought that this would be an interesting debate.)...

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