Online:6 Years Ago Name:Michael Private
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Ideology:Liberal Education:High School
Party:Green Party Ethnicity:White
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About Me:MTGandP prides himself on being very logical, but passionate.
Activities:In his free time, MTGandP enjoys writing computer programs and debating online. Sometimes he plays video games if he's really bored.
Beliefs:MTGandP is unsure what to put here. He does not believe that a God exists. He supports Utilitarianism as an ethical theory, except that he is a moral nihilist. He believes that everyone should use good grammar. MTGandP also believes that free will is an illusion.
Books:A Song of Ice and Fire, 1984, Innumeracy, Ender's Game, Crime and Punishment
Movies:MTGandP's favorite movie changes rather regularly. He currently likes The Princess Bride, The Great Escape, and 12 Angry Men.
Music:Do not concern yourself with my musical tastes.
Quotes:"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
- Bertrand Russell

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
-commonly attributed to Voltaire
Sports Teams:MTGandP does not follow sports. Sports are merely synthetic nationalism.
TV Shows:In order of how much I watch it (not necessarily how much I like it): The Simpsons, 24, Family Guy, Scrubs, TNG, Dexter, Numb3rs
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High School:
The Khabele School, Class of 2012
Austin, Texas, United States

When forced to choose, a just government . . . (see text for full resolution)

MTGandP
RoyLatham

Resolved: When forced to choose, a just government ought to prioritize universal human rights over its national interest. All year, I kept saying that I'd get back into debating during the summer, when I had more time. Well now it's summer. I'm busier than I thought I'd be. But I think I owe it to myself to do a debate. This resolution is one of the potential resolutions for LD in 2010-2011. Resolved: When forced to choose, a just government ought to prioritize universal human rights ov...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Overall, 1984 is worse than Brave New World.

MTGandP
aleale21

My first real debate in 8 months. This should be exciting. ======== Procedure Definitions will be created and clarified in round 1. Debate will not begin until round 2. ======== Definitions By "1984" and "Brave New World" I refer to the worlds that these books are about, and not to the books themselves. You cannot live in a book, obviously. So "1984" really means the fictional world created for 1984. (1984 refers to the novel, not the time period.) worse: Less morally prefer...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

The God of the Bible exists.

MTGandP
republican1021

My opponent believes that God exists. I do not. We are both rational people; it's time to settle this once and for all. The topic of the debate should be clear enough. God, as depicted in the Bible, exists in reality. As my opponent is making the positive claim, he has the burden of proof. I will allow my opponent to make the opening argument....

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Updated 9 Years Ago

should religion be based on the parents wants?

brooke_bowen
MTGandP

my father grew up in a catholic home and did not follow the customs as you would call it. and did not think that there customs were all correct as you would call it and for those who do not know catholic traditions some follow as: *no sexual contact which involve masturbation UNLESS you are married to the opposite sex *homosexuality is not allowed *when you have committed a sin you must tell "the father" confessions first off they say no masturbation so when a little boy starts puberty,t...

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Updated 9 Years Ago

No Religion in school should include certain theories.

vanderhoff2
MTGandP

Let me start off by thanking my opponent for his or her time. Also, let me state this is my first debate so afterwards please leave in comments or send me a messgae how I did. Thank you. I believe that If Religion is not aloud in school this should include certain theories. A couple of these theories are but not limited to (due to me not being able to think of them mainly and this is my first debate.): Theory of Evolution. Big Bang Theory. My arguments for the following are as follo...

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Updated 9 Years Ago
MTGandP
Debates:70
Lost:19
Tied:1
Won:50
Win Ratio:72.46%
Percentile:99.71%
Elo Ranking:3,159
Forum Posts:702
Votes Cast:256
Opinion Arguments:0
Opinion Questions:0
Poll Votes:256
Poll Topics:0
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