Children Exhibit Moral Behavior, But Are Not Morally Praiseworthy.

JustCallMeTarzan
bthr004

The position on offer is that children, while they exhibit moral behavior, are not morally praisworthy (or blameworthy) for said behavior. I affirm. A caveat - some issues arose in the comment field of the last debate on this topic (where Yraelz forfeited). I wish to address the age of the children and the topic of moral intent... 1) On the Age of Children. Simply put, "children" in this case refers to individuals that lack sufficient cognitive skills to make complicated inferences rega...

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Given the Bible, God is Morally Repugnant and Undeserving of Praise

JustCallMeTarzan
bthr004

I could have simply phrased this debate "God is Morally Repugnant and Undeserving of Praise" but then I remembered a debate I was just in where the person who accepted the debate gets to define God. This is not the case here - for purposes of this debate, we shall defer to the Judeo-Christian sense of God, and if it pleases my opponent, we may use the same version of a "mainstream" Bible - I would suggest the New American Bible, for it is the one I shall present my opening arguments from. Th...

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Macroevolution is a Scientifically Correct Explanation for the Diversity of Life on Earth.

TheSkeptic
bthr004

I've started a couple of debates that cover subtopics of the Evolution vs. Creationism "controversy". It comes up often in such debates that Creationists will tote Microevolution is scientifically backed up, while Macroevolution isn't. They state that speciation isn't possible, and thus evolution can not be true. The intent of this debate is to show whether or not Macroevolution is grounded and proven with science. *Contentions* 1. Transitional Fossils. 2. Comparative Anatomy. That's...

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It seems that mainstream media favors the democrats and the Obama camp. this election.

bthr004
ilsotus

After watching the news coverage of the Democratic National Convention and recently the Republican National Convention it appears that the mainstream news media heavily favors the democrats and the Obama campaign. Mainstream news media: Non-cable news networks; CBS,NBC,ABC. Watching the coverage of the DNC, I thought the news media did a good job of covering all the events and really highlighting the possitive attributes of the Obama/Biden campaign. The coverage really increased once...

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One is not currently, will, or ever has, been in control of their existence.

bthr004
Rezzealaux

My burden,.. I am to show that no one is or ever has been or ever will be in control of their OWN existence. Definition: existence; 1 aobsolete : reality as opposed to appearance b: reality as presented in experience c (1): the totality of existent things (2): a particular being d: sentient or living being : life 2 a: the state or fact of having being especially independently of human consciousness and as contrasted with nonexistence

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Religion should not have special immunity from criticism.

Puck
bthr004

"The first proposition, that the sun is the centre and does not revolve about the earth, is foolish, absurd, false in theology, and heretical, because expressly contrary to Holy Scripture... [and]... the second proposition, that the earth is not the centre but revolves about the sun, is absurd, false in philosophy, and, from a theological point of view at least, opposed to the true faith." - Judgment of the Inquisition of Galileo Galilei, 1616 Definition - Special: distinctive; unique....

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The US should get rid of No Child Left Behind and come up with a new program for education.

olivertheexpando
bthr004

The US should get rid of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) so that we can help schools that are deemed as failing. NCLB takes funding away from schools that are not meeting standards, this is not the way to make progress. I currently go to a school that gets tons of money and we use it in ways that aren't even involved in education, while other schools in the inner cities are in the red year round. I recently talked to a few teachers and they have a name for NCLB its called No Teacher Left Standing,...

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Christianity is true whereas Hinduism and Buddhism are false

Derek.Gunn
bthr004

I believe religions and their gods are the products of Man. These religions have conflicting claims as to the origins of everything. Either one is right, or they're all wrong. Science has far better explanations with consistent support from many bodies of evidence....

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Meat and Dairy animal production and consumption is necessary.

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Extempjordan

Meat and Dairy animals have been domesticated since the beginning of time. The planets eco-system could not survive if the highly reproductive meat and dairy animals were not managed and controlled. The facts are that sound practices are implemented in livestock agriculture to insure the health and productivity of the animals that products created by them. The BEEF checkoff program for instance trains and promotes and offers premiums to producers that incorporate sound practices such as safe...

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