Gay Marriage Should Be Legalized.

TheSkeptic
InquireTruth

ON GUARD! I affirm the resolution: Gary Marriage should be legalized. For the sake of clarity and being terse, the term "gay" will be an umbrella term for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. I am not arguing in what way gay marriage should be legalized (federal or states), but I'm arguing that it SHOULD be legalized because there is no valid legal argument against gay marriage. Do note that since this is in context of being legalized, saying that God is against ga...

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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal in the United States

JustCallMeTarzan
InquireTruth

This debate was issued to InquireTruth... twice. He let it expire both times. Now I open it up to the public to defend his position because he apparently will not do so. *************************************************** The proposition on offer is that Gay Marriage should be legal in the United States. For the purposes of debate, "Gay Marriage" will be held to mean marriage between two individuals of the same sex. This definition arises from two segments of relevant law common to most...

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The Law of Parsimony Favors Intelligent Design - B

InquireTruth

Resolved: The Law of Parsimony Favors Intelligent Design Over Alternative Theories. Please abstain from the use of semantics. I would like to thank my future opponent for his/her willingness to debate this topic. For the sake of clarity I will briefly summarize the rule of parsimony and Intelligent Design, and then follow with my numerically listed points. The Rule of Parsimony: Essentially, the simplest theory wins. That is to say, the theory with the same explanatory power and least...

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Gay Marraige Should Be Allowed.

sydnerella
InquireTruth

Gays should be allowed to marry partners of their choice just as heterosexual couples do. It is ignorant in today's world to deny such a basic right to an individual because of something that is innate. Yes, sexuality is not a choice, it is innate. For my first point, let me state that a civil union is not a reasonable compromise for a legal marriage. Most civil unions don't have the same rights as a legal marriage has. Even if we made all civil unions exactly equal to legal marriage but cal...

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please, pick a topic. not boring. thanks:) SHORT!

jnghiem93

pick a topic. it's only one round so please do this!!...

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The Jesus of the Bible Probably Existed

InquireTruth
JustCallMeTarzan

I will make my case and address the most common arguments presented by the mythological Jesus camp. The Historicity of Jesus as reported by extrabiblical sources, biblical sources, and basic logic: 1. Tacitus was an early Roman historian who wrote early in the 2nd century. In his writings we have a reference to Jesus as the founder of Christianity and his being crucified under the thumb of Pontius Pilot. Unfortunately much of Tacitus' work has been lost, including portions from 29-32 AD –...

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The Law of Parsimony favors Intelligent Design

InquireTruth

Resolved: The Law of Parsimony Favors Intelligent Design Over Alternative Theories. I would like to thank my opponent, JJmd280, for his enthusiasm in regards to debating this topic. For the sake of clarity I will briefly summarize the rule of parsimony and Intelligent Design, and then follow with my numerically listed points. The Rule of Parsimony: Essentially, the simplest theory wins. That is to say, the theory with the same explanatory power and least amount of assumptions is to be pref...

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Morality only truly exists without God.

InquireTruth

My opponent has asserted in the comment section of another debate that morality only truly exists without God. I will let him go first....

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Is Morality dependent on the existence of God?

Philosopher
InquireTruth

I intend to argue that morality is not dependent on God's existence. What I mean by this is that if God does not exist, certain actions will still be objectively right or wrong. In the Brothers Karamazov, by Dostoevsky, it is stated that "Without God, everything is permitted" [1]. That without God to produce commands, to decide what is right and what is wrong, there is no morality. For the purposes of this debate, I will define God as a supernatural, personal being that has power over, cre...

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An Avocado is a Fruit

shneezers

This is a heated discussion between me and my friends my value for this debate is fruitalicious my criterion is fruiting avocado refers to the fruit (technically a large berry) of the tree that contains a pit (hard seed casing) which may be egg-shaped or spherical. Avocados are a commercially valuable crop whose trees and fruit are cultivated in tropical climates throughout the world (and some temperate ones, such as southern California), producing a green-skinned, pear-shaped fruit tha...

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