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    Default Re: I challenge Jom

    Why won't Jom accept your challenge? Is he scarred?

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    Default Re: CHALLENGE THREAD -- Issue a challenge here

    I hereby challenge anyone who is willing to the following debate:

    Religion (including all current religions and also any conceivable future religions based on sensible and tolerant holy scriptures) should be systematically, peacefully, and totally eradicated over the next 100 years.

    Gentle opponent, please Private Message me if you are willing to take up the gauntlet. You may choose to support or oppose the motion.
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    Default Re: CHALLENGE THREAD -- Issue a challenge here

    Bored with the current debates. Doubt I'll have any takers but:

    A. Buddhism is primarily and atheistic religion/philosophy and is non dualistic in basis.
    B. Buddhism is not atheistic and believes in reincarnation, dualism in the form of consciousness transferring on/to/into something after the body dies.

    Position: Buddhism is atheistic

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    Default Re: CHALLENGE THREAD -- Issue a challenge here

    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Crane! View Post
    Bored with the current debates. Doubt I'll have any takers but:

    A. Buddhism is primarily and atheistic religion/philosophy and is non dualistic in basis.
    B. Buddhism is not atheistic and believes in reincarnation, dualism in the form of consciousness transferring on/to/into something after the body dies.

    Position: Buddhism is atheistic
    What branch of Buddhism are you referring to here, Theravada?

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    Default Re: CHALLENGE THREAD -- Issue a challenge here

    Drawing directly from core teachings without reference to school though my opposite may choose a particular school or belief system of course.

    My aim is not to discuss what people believe but what is definitively and explicitly taught and shown, what was intended and why it is correct to think that way (or more properly to not care or dwell) in the context of being a buddhist and why it is actually counterproductive to believe in god or reincarnation of the self.

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    Is he scarred?
    Where did you hear that? He's not scarred. In fact they say that his face is so mesmerizing that even the straightest of men would turn gay.

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    Default Re: CHALLENGE THREAD -- Issue a challenge here

    Topic Title: Did the US create the ISIS?

    Details: Was it the US who created the ISIS that we know today?

    Position: No., the group appeared on its own.

    Going to be kind of busy so my replies in the debate might take a while.
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    Default Re: CHALLENGE THREAD -- Issue a challenge here

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanoi View Post
    Topic Title: Did the US create the ISIS?

    Details: Was it the US who created the ISIS that we know today?

    Position: No., the group appeared on its own.

    Going to be kind of busy so my replies in the debate might take a while.
    I accept your challenge, but I have almost negligible knowledge on global affairs. So I reckon I'll be floating in the same boat if you agree.
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    Default Re: CHALLENGE THREAD -- Issue a challenge here

    To anyone who is willing to accept:

    The right wing is superior to the left wing in political dealings, oh, and I can take either side.
    Last edited by Bobington; January 24, 2016 at 05:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobington View Post
    To anyone who is willing to accept:

    The right wing is superior to the left wing in political dealings, oh, and I can take either side.
    I'm willing to accept, I find this statement to be false, but I want to know what you define as right vs left wing, and what you mean by political dealings.
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    Default Re: CHALLENGE THREAD -- Issue a challenge here

    Right: Conservative, strict. I don't want to get taxes into this because both sides have notorious pro-tax and anti-tax representatives. Left: more free, less power to the police and secret services, and the state in general, more freedom and governance by the people. I also don't want to bring guns into this since both sid have representatives that are both pro-gun and anti-gun. Looking at your history of debating on TWCenter and my lack of it I expect a steam rolling, but hey, I love to argue and debate so that is fine.

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    I feel like you're conflating Left and Right constituents. Obviously, I'm very much on the left. I'm happy to argue the right or the left however.

    I'd prefer to use these sorts of definitions:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-wing_politics

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left-wing_politics

    As for taxes/guns. Whether they support or oppose them is irrelevant, it's how they apply them that is significant IMO, but I'm happy to stick to whichever practical points you want to. I'll leave the opening post to you as long as we can use these more rigorous definitions.
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    Default Re: CHALLENGE THREAD -- Issue a challenge here

    I would like to challenge anyone especially the people casually tossing shade at my takes without actually supporting their own subjective opinion with ANYTHING, not a logical argument and not supporting factual evidence to debate on this topic:

    Prove to me that USA States have "interests as states".

    While this is some elementary school "received wisdom", it has never actually withstood university level academic scholarship. So, if you personally think this is so bloody obvious that you are just too superior to even engage in a debate, then this should be an easy internet victory for you.

    General Retreat, alhoon, Char ?

    Do any of you actually have logical arguments or just dead myths you are repeating en rote?
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