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    FD: Re: "Price Gouging" actually helps people

    1: Disclaimer, I'm unsure what I think about price gouging. The following is a defence I'm giving for intellectual purposes of exploring the issue and also because debating is fun. It should not be...
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    FD Discussion: Re: "Price Gouging" actually helps people

    Hey man, should have my opening post up tomorrow
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    Sticky: Re: Use this thread to look for judges/debaters

    Cool sounds good. I'm happy with fuel, to all extents and purposes in a modern economy it is a necessity.
    I would post with full disclosure in advance that I'm relatively undecided on the issue as...
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    Sticky: Re: Use this thread to look for judges/debaters

    I'm potentially game but would like a more precise definition of price gouging otherwise we're very likely to talk past eachother. What is the debate you envisage having?

    Essentially are we...
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    Re: The beauty of eugenics

    Eugenics is bad... just thought that needed to be cleared up.



    So there are a couple of issues here:
    1.Most people place some level of social value in having their own children. Logical or...
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    Re: Feedback for Reported Posts

    Ex-staff member
    It's not so much verbal denigration as handling with discretion.

    1. You can be infracted for things said in Personal Messages if reported. These may get reported solely because...
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    Re: 7+ years on ODN

    My profile picture is an edited picture of me age 14. I have a beard now. That's a weird thought for me...

    Is it wrong that one of the more satisfying moments in my ODN history was getting put on...
  8. Re: Territorial Disputes in the South and East China Sea

    I'm curious as to where the pacifism of Japan would lead this situation to. I'm fairly sure Shinzo Abe has in the past advocated the abolition of the clause (certainly further right wing elements...
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    Re: What would you do?

    Yes I was perhaps simplistic but 4 responses.

    1: I didn't deny that it would be capable of gathering data, I said that without immediate feedback mechanisms any new information gathered would have...
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    Re: Welcome New Staff

    It's not fun till you ban a troll that played the game of toeing the line so well they lasted more than 500 posts .
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    Re: What would you do?

    There's a massive difference between my pin number and information capable of stopping a terrorist plot.

    Firstly you're looking for more information than where is the bomb - what type is it, how...
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    Re: On the nature of sin

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    So then it is actually impossible for a non-believer to commit an act that is not a sin. Even if a non-believer saves a child's life he is still closed off from the will of God and the...
  13. Re: Was it truly immoral to commit mass murder at a school? Moral relativists challen

    Consider the following. We have no objective framework beyond assertion to declare people healthy vs. unhealthy. There is no objective reason why functioning in a manner conducive to normal cells is...
  14. THW rather a nuclear armed Iran than war

    Here's a debate I helped organise on behalf of Warwick debating union. Lots of interesting stuff and some good expert speakers. Sound quality isn't the best but ho hum.
    ...
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    Re: Christian Sun Worship

    My friend did her dissertation and is currently doing a masters degree on it, when I've finished reading her dissertation I'll muse out some of her ideas in as contracted a way as possible. From what...
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    Poll: Re: Battle of The Century: God vs. Aliens

    The point isn't the volume of witnesses or the number of holy books but the quality of the evidence they provide. This is why people don't believe in every alien sighting just because they in...
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    Re: A joke involving Africans is now taboo

    I think you kind of need to understand the context which this is coming from in Greece at the moment. Immigration is sensitive to say the least, and by sensitive I mean the Chrysi Avgi a neonazi...
  18. Christianity: Re: Lazarus and the rich man - parable or actual event?

    This does raise something very interesting actually, I can't immediately think of any other parable told by Jesus in which any of the actors are explicitly named (but then this could just be me...
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    Re: On the nature of sin

    So given that the sacrifice was necessary, it was still immoral to do. Surely then God as the orchestra of the whole plan is equally liable for the sin of allowing Jesus to die as the crowd that...
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    Re: On the nature of sin

    So the problem here is with defining exactly what is wrong in the first place in a Christian context. That's the question. If God can use "bad things" to further his plan, then man acting to further...
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    On the nature of sin

    I was wondering if anyone was game for a discussion on what exactly sin is in Christian theology.

    Food for thought:

    1) If the acts of the Roman soldiers and the Jews in having Jesus condemned...
  22. Re: Natural versus Supernatural, the Natural copout.

    This is going to be a largely pragmatic argument against your case rather than a truism. But once we accept that everything God does is "natural" under your definition we have to ask the follow-up...
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    Re: Sky-Religions

    The primary issue of using any argument from religious parallel or zodiac constructions in the bible is that Jesus is placeable within a defined historical context as the authors did. There was no...
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    Re: For those celebrating the season...

    Christmas? Never heard of it. This isn't another one of those pseudo-holidays being forced on us by big business and consumer groups is it?

    More importantly it's constitution day in China.
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    Re: Dialectic on salvation

    Would this not be incongruous of the numerous references to hell in the NT (indeed our entire concept of hell is alien to Jewish thought and the OT), particularly those of final judgement such as...
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    Re: Analogy of Atheism

    I think you've rather missed the point, and in any case haven't engaged with any of the points raised. While rhetorically useful, your response is defunct of substance when it comes as a rebuttal to...
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    Dialectic on salvation

    I want here to try and clarify the divides in Christianity and question how essential they are to having access to salvation. Now obviously god is the ultimate judge but Christians can and do decide...
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    Re: Analogy of Atheism

    Okay now what I want to do here is unpack the assumptions your question has. As such I'm not going to answer it, because while I could it would ignore the fact that you fundamentally misunderstand...
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    Sticky: Re: Use this thread to look for judges/debaters

    I'd advise putting in some clarity on what you mean by mythology before you start the debate. At present that's a very ambiguous title.
  30. Re: Scholarly Biblical and Theological Resource

    Copies of early Christian writings translated online and estimated dates:
    www.earlychristianwritings.com
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