The Military Draft should be abolished

UchihaMadara

This debate is for Round 1 of the Official Tier Tournament, hosted by the site's vice president, Bsh1. 1. First round for acceptance 2. No new arguments in the final round. 3. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to define the Military Draft as "a policy allowing the govenment to engage in the compulsory enlistment of citizens into military or naval service; usually employed during times of war." Good luck, Lannan....

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Does god really Exist? If so, why does he not care what we believe in?

Lel-Derp

For Example: Ever noticed that somebody who didn't believe in god never get punished so severely? (Except by the crazy religious people). What do you think about believing in god? Is it a good thing not to let a make-believe being cloud your judgments? Or is it the right thing to let such a deity lead your decisions?...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

TT2 Expert Final: U.S. militia groups pose a greater threat to our national security than do FTOs

whiteflame
bsh1

First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate bsh1 on making it this far in the tournament. Much as he has achieved this before, and even won before, I think it's a massive achievement with all of the fantastic competition we've had. Second, I am again honored to be debating a venerated veteran of the site. I have a lot of respect for bsh1 and his debating prowess, something I know he'll bring in spades to this debate. I hope I am up to the challenge, but most importantly, no matter how this ends...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Utilitarianism is an unsound ethical system

UchihaMadara

1. First round for acceptance 2. No new arguments in Round 4 3. The debate should be impossible to accept. Finding a way to accept without permission will result in an automatic loss for Con. If you would like to accept, please say so in the comments section, and I will challenge you in a few days. 4. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to use the following definitions: Utilitarianism- the doctrine that "the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people" should be the guiding...

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47 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Homosexuality is a Choice

bsh1

PrefaceThis debate arose out of a discussion in the forums; the resolution is the same as the title of the debate. Here is a link to the forum thread that has spawned this debate [http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/46364/] I hope that this will be a civil, engaging discussion and a learning experience for both of us; I ask that my opponent keep and open mind while prosecuting this debate and I will endeavor to do the same. Thank you.<...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

This House Concludes that Abortion is Murder

Chuz-Life

** For the purpose of screening candidates, this debate should be near impossible for you to accept. However, if you are interested in accepting, please make yourself known in the comments section. **It's no secret that the subject of abortion is my primary interest on this website. I am aware of the fact that the subject of abortion has already been debated endlessly and I have read several of the other debates on this subject - already. That said, when it comes to...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Marijuana is harmless and is safer to use long-term than alcohol or tobacco.

guylaquit

First round - pro's initial argumentsSecond round- rebuttals and argumentsThird round - rebuttals and argumentsFourth round - rebuttals, no new arguments may be introducedThis is an open debate, if you feel strongly that marijuana has minimal adverse effects then go ahead and accept. You may present your arguments first round, no need for acceptance....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The Elo System Should be Changed in DDO

9spaceking

Resolved: The DDO Elo system should be changed somehow.Round one acceptance only. No semantic arguments. No trolling....

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62 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Justin Bieber Should be Given the Death Penalty

9spaceking

48 hours to argue, 4,000 character limit, and 4 rounds.Round one is for acceptance only.Good luck and have fun. ...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

America was founded on Judeo-Christian values.

AmericaTheFatherland

Morality without God is completely useless....

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7 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago