Most overused debate topic?

Posted by: UtherPenguin

What debate/poll topic have you seen rehashed and reused over and over again?

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Existence of God

Arguments for and against the existence of God have been proposed by philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others for thousands of years. In philosophical terms, such arguments involve primarily the disciplines of epistemology and ontology and ... also the theory of value, since concepts of perfection are connected to notions of God. A wide variety of arguments exist which can be categorized as metaphysical, logical, empirical, or subjective. The existence of God is subject to lively debate in philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and popular culture.The Western tradition of philosophical discussion of the existence of God began with Plato and Aristotle, who made arguments that would now be categorized as cosmological. Other arguments for the existence of God have been proposed by St. Anselm, who formulated the first ontological argument; Ibn Rushd and Aquinas, who presented their own versions of the cosmological argument; Descartes, who said that the existence of a benevolent God was logically necessary for the evidence of the senses to be meaningful; and Immanuel Kant, who argued that the existence of God can be deduced from the existence of good   more
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Abortion

The abortion debate is the ongoing controversy surrounding the moral and legal status of abortion. The two main groups involved in the abortion debate are the self-described "pro-choice" movement and the self-described "pro-life" movement. Both of t... hese ascriptions are considered loaded terms in mainstream media where terms such as "abortion rights" or "anti-abortion" are generally preferred. Each movement has, with varying results, sought to influence public opinion and to attain legal support for its position, with small numbers of anti-abortion advocates sometimes using violence.Abortion law varies between jurisdictions. For example, in Canada abortion is available to women without any legal restrictions, while in Ireland abortions are illegal except when a woman's life is at imminent risk and Chile bans abortion with no exception for the life of the pregnant woman   more
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School uniforms

A school uniform is an outfit—a set of standardized clothes—worn primarily for an educational institution. They are common in primary and secondary schools in various countries. When used, they form the basis of a school's dress code.
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Gay Marriage

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Batman

Too much Batman
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Do violent video games cause violence?

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Holodomor

The Holodomor was a famine in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1932 and 1933 that killed estimated 2.5-7.5 million Ukrainians. During the famine, which is also known as the "Terror-Famine in Ukraine" and "Famine-Genocide in Ukraine", milli... ons of citizens of the Ukrainian SSR, the majority of whom were Ukrainians, died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine. Since 2006, the Holodomor has been recognized by the independent Ukraine and many other countries as a genocide of the Ukrainian people by Soviet Union ruled by Stalin.Early estimates of the death toll by scholars and government officials varied greatly; anywhere from 1.8 to 12 million ethnic Ukrainians were said to have perished as a result of the famine. Recent research has since narrowed the estimates to between 2.4 and 7.5 million. The exact number of deaths is hard to determine, due to a lack of records, but the number increases significantly when the deaths inside heavily Ukrainian-populated Kuban are included. Older estimates are still often cited in political commentary   more
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Liberal vs Conservatives

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Capitalism vs Socialism

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Political dissedents tring to question the integrity and the unity of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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PetersSmith says2015-05-25T23:21:49.1435635-05:00
Existence of god and gay marriage.
UtherPenguin says2015-05-25T23:24:37.8160735-05:00
If you go on the "popular" section of polls, they literally consist of only God or Abortion-related questions
PetersSmith says2015-05-25T23:28:35.2073603-05:00
UtherPenguin: I don't see abortion very often as much as something related to god.
PericIes says2015-05-26T02:24:57.9727063-05:00
Seriously, the existence of God one. I cannot log in to this website without seeing a flame war about this. The majority of them are started by ironically/hypocritically self-righteous atheists launching a thinly-disguised attack on all religion, and the remainder are by hick religious zealots who accuse all non-believers of being the devil (and do so with terrible spelling and/or grammar. The former are more annoying because of their sheer quantity and the latter are more embarrassing because of their sheer stupidity. Granted, this is a debate forum, and it is an important issue, so SOME mention of it is expected, but come on, for f*ck's sake, talk about something else for a change. Find something new to fill out your day. Learn to knit. Sudoku. Something besides religious flame wars. You're making it too east for any random idiot/troll to post an opinion topic titled "Hurr Durr God" that gets 3,000 comments and stays on the front page for 5 weeks.
SamStevens says2015-05-26T02:25:43.3386695-05:00
Overused topics are religion(god, etc) or influenced by religious beliefs(gay marriage, abortion).
tajshar2k says2015-05-26T08:04:27.0084789-05:00
I seen alot of Gay marriage debates.
CommunistDog says2015-05-26T18:14:54.4702966-05:00
OH LOOK WHAT I FOUND http://www.debate.org/debates/God-Does-Not-Exist/44/

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