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Good people are born good, Bad people are born bad

CaptainHades
KeefeFoster

I argue that good people are born good and bad people are born bad for the simple reason that, SomeTHING that is good cannot at the same time be bad and vice versa. And this directly translates into human individuals. I outline my argument as such: 1)Good is good, Bad is bad. Explanation: Something that is good cannot at the same time be bad, For the simple reason that definitions are the terms we use to communicate, And if we can't agree on a single definition of anything, Then...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

On the validilty of nihlism

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TheUnexaminedLife

I'll attempt to avoid technical snags in this debate by putting forth these words, I would prefer to debate an atheist/materialist Since for me, This debate is about crystalizing my own understanding and opinion. Rather than trying to win/convert another to my belief. It might also divert the debate a bit toward other directions such as an afterlife or belief of deities. I feel certain enough that neither of those exist, And would rather try to answer further the concept of nihilism. Thoug...

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Nihlism

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Szimo

I'll attempt to avoid technical snags in this debate by putting forth these words, I would prefer to debate an atheist/materialist Since for me, This debate is about crystalizing my own understanding and opinion. Rather than trying to win/convert another to my belief. It might also divert the debate a bit toward other directions such as an afterlife or belief of deities. I feel certain enough that neither of those exist, And would rather try to answer further the concept of nihilism. Thoug...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

The pursuit of immortality

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Lynx_N

I'll attempt to avoid technical snags in this debate by putting forth these words, I would prefer to debate someone who does not believe in any afterlife, Since belief in an afterlife would, 'I think, Make the gap of understanding between us too vast. The grounds of understanding too short. So, I return to one of 'my obsessions In this debate, I 'intend to speak and argue that immortality, The continuation of existence, 'ought be more recognized as one of the greater, If not 'the...

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Abortion is unethical

notaparadox
Phil-E-CheeseSteak

To be clear, I am speaking strictly in the realm of ethics - not politics. I am undecided how abortion should be handled on a policy level, Though it should be carefully. I will provide two examples. 1. Two consenting adults have sex and despite insert birth control method here conception is achieved. At this moment there is the start of a third human life. Before this moment human life could not occur, And after this moment human life is firmly set on a 9 month journey out of the womb. Hu...

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Meat eaters are extremely ethically inconsistent

notaparadox
Anonymous03

To be clear, I acknowledge that positions exist that consistently support animal agriculture and even explicit torture. I am saying that virtually no one who supports animal agriculture holds any of these positions in reality, And also that those positions would be wildly unpalatable to the average person. Whether or not you believe morality is objective or subjective, Whether or not you are religious - if you believe you act according to your values yet continue to purchase dead animals and d...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Pro-Choice Is Right

zapshe
TheFirstThingThatIThough

Pro-Life has many faults. Either there are contradictions in claims (ideology) or in their self-righteousness, Will find themselves allowing for horrible inhumane actions (such as forcing a rape victim to carry a child to term). Let me know your stance and your defense. Good luck!...

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Why believe in the god of the bible?

backwardseden
mdbull

Why believe in the god of the bible? Using "god created everything" or "god is love" or answers of that facade nature are not legitimate answers. Use chapters and verses from the KJV, NIV, NLT translations to support your claims. dsjpk5 is disqualified from the voting procedures as he tries to pretend he's god and thus change the voting structure of who wins and loses here on DDO....

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Are we born good or evil? Pro = born good. Con = born evil

Chtholly
Anonymous03

We are born good. Until we start walking, We haven't really done anything to be considered evil. From the start we are born good, But as we grow up, We learn from those around us, Parents, Siblings, Grandparents, And Friends, And they teach us Evil. Even as we mature and get older, We are only surrounded by evil, So it falls under our parent's responsibility to make sure whether we stay good or not. Of course, When we reach the age of 16-18 years old, We make the decision of whether to stay...

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Are religious people really less smart, On average, Than atheists?

backwardseden
Ammar601

Published in - the british psychological society, Neuroscience News, Big Think, Independent. Co. Uk Of course, There are examples of extremely intelligent individuals with strong religious convictions. But various studies have found that, On average, Belief in God is associated with lower scores on IQ tests. "It is well established that religiosity correlates inversely with intelligence, " note Richard Daws and Adam Hampshire at Imperial College London, In a new paper published in Frontiers i...

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