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In all my time as being a judge, this debate between John bull 1 and Phoenix was one that I almost determined to be a draw. I am awed at how both of these debaters handled this topic and in how they presented their arguments. Utter amazement at the level and quality of this debate! I equally applaud both members for their esteemed efforts. As such, I found John bull 1's argument to be slightly more persuasive.
Both should be equally proud in what they have accomplished and shown. A hearty congratulation to both!
Ahh...this was good. John Bull 1, your closing was powerfully direct. Your comments made me realize some of my own personal feelings were possibly out of alignment with what is actually correct. If you put morality of the issue aside...
Phoenix, you choice of words are very eloquent and well thought. But the final sentence caused me to question the seriousness from your side of the issue.
Both debators contributed valiantly! It was a pleasure to read.
Though I personally agree with JB's position more (and think he did well), Phoenix fulfilled his charge in the debate more fully.
The debate boiled down to the same litmus test applied to all things legal - mutual consideration. In this case, have the same hetrosexual practices occurred as those projected as negative practices potentially with same sex marriage? And has the hetro variant decimated the institution of marriage or had societal negative consequences? Once yes & no were tagged to the above, it gave the decision to the affirmative argument.
A fantastic debate! I enjoyed this one a lot; two capable debaters respectfully addressing an issue.
In my opinion, Phoenix made a better case in this one, even though, like him, I disagree with the stand.
It was a great debate to read and Phoenix did an admiral job, but unfortunately he caught JB1 in white hot form and didn't stand a chance unfortunately. When someone's debating that good there's not much you can do except try your best they did, but JB1 run away with it.
Pretty good cat fight. Neither one held back. I think Phoenix kept his composure,and JB1 started to lose it a little at the end. Great job to both debators. You guys are not making our jobs easy.
Both sides argued so well that I couldn't judge by merits and counterpoints, but only by inconsistency. While JB1 fell apart (imho) with his closing statement, he was more logically consistent than Phoenix. And so JB1 wins the day.