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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 07:00 AM
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Originally posted by Pinke

Originally posted by adjensen
2) Per Sam Harris, “Some beliefs are so dangerous that it may be ethical to kill people for believing them” (sorry, gotta take negative)


Surely that would quickly become a death sentence debate?

Or maybe I need to look up the source.


If you're of the mind that it need get to that point, feel free to take the positive and we're on :-)

On a somewhat more frivolous note, Druid, I came up with a lighter subject this morning:

"When the lead singer in a popular band leaves, it's over."




posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by SonoftheSun
2nd post is up in the Mysterious Celebrity Deaths debate...

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Apologies once again for the slow reply from myself, real life has just destroyed me lately. But, It's finally up:

www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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I like that light-hearted debate topic...IF Druid declines, I will take you up on it. But only if that happens...I don't want to take anyone's opportunity as there are plenty to go around, it seems...at least I it seems as if interest is renewed?

Which brings up a question suddenly...can debate topic be used more than once?

And I like the idea of light-hearted topics to break the severity that kind of accompanies debate, at least in my mind.
My own life is kind of heavy right now...world and national politics are heavy....I need a bit of levity here and there.



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Did you get an answer yet, Druid?

I'm really eager for my first debate!
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posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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Media questions are fun:

1. The portrayal of the modern male hero has improved in the last few decades of modern cinema
2. Modern super hero vigilantes are positive role models
3. Violence in the media does not influence our youth negatively
4. Homosexuality should not be on free to access television before 9pm
5. Hyper masculine portrayals of male action heroes are just as sexist as sexualised portrayals of women
6. The music industry is run by {insert secret org here}
7. Pop and rock stars should not be involved in politics
8. Super hero films are a direct reflection of changing gender roles in society
9. Tyler Durden was 'right' about society in the film Fight Club
10. Celebrity actors are less powerful today than they were 20 years ago
11. The comedy channel is more powerful in the sphere of politics than the news media
12. The global media has reached such a pervasive size that humans can no longer know what is real

And I'll have a think about the Sam Harris thing!



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:22 AM
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Approved. Go ahead with the opening post.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:23 AM
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Originally posted by queenannie38


Which brings up a question suddenly...can debate topic be used more than once?



Yes...



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:28 AM
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Originally posted by queenannie38
reply to post by Druid42
 


Did you get an answer yet, Druid?

I'm really eager for my first debate!


Yes, its been approved in this thread. If approval is taking too long one can also contact a Forum Mod.

Enjoy your Presidential Debate



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:12 AM
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Thanks!

I'll have my opening up later today.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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I rest my case. The conclusion stating that "Mysterious Celebrity Deaths are indeed Mysterious" is up.

The waters are muddier than what they actually appear...

Dear Rising Against, now the ball is on your side in order to close this debate.

G'Luck !



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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We have a winner on the Iran-Debate. Congratulations.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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Thank you!

Getting started!



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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Great debate guys!

I may not agree with the winning position, but it was articulated well and brings up points that are not intelligently posited in threads on the same subject.

Grats to you both !
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Opening of the Romney for POTUS debate posted.

I went light to gauge my opponent better, as it was the opening. I usually load my posts and have to edit to fit the character count, so this was a pleasant variation.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 11:07 PM
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Catholic Church, adjensen vs RedBird debate is ready for judging.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by Druid42
Opening of the Romney for POTUS debate posted.


Perhaps, for this one specific debate, any registered "fighter" could vote on the winner by U2U to a specified moderator? It might be an interesting insight into the eventual electoral results (though I'd still leave deciding the winner of the debate to the established process.)

For myself, I am currently planning, as I did in 2008, to leave the POTUS section of my ballot blank. If either of you can change my mind, I will honour that, and cast my vote to the victor.

You never know, it might actually matter, lol.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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Still don't have a debate partner.

Experimenting with updating my status whenever I do or don't so people know when to approach me.

Would it be a bad thing for individual fighters to have their own threads with lists of questions they like/updates when they're busy or not?



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 11:29 PM
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First shot fired in the debate:

The New Age movement is the natural progression of human beliefs

starring myself and Druid42. Hope you guys enjoy!!!



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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Nothing as close as Bush and Gore.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 11:37 PM
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I read your list and I think we could find a common theme to debate.

Music is a passion of mine and I could probably debate the homosexuality issue as well.

U2U me and let's figure it out.









 
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