This is an ongoing actual case, judgement deferred. The Christian owners of a small family bakery refused to decorate a cake celebrating the forthcoming event of a gay marriage as they considered such an act contravened the teachings on the Christian scriptures. They didn't refuse to bake the cake, but rejected the request for the inclusion of the ''gay'' decotative message. The defense claimed that the bakers would have refused to complete the ''gay'' decoration for any member of the public regardless of their sexual orientation and were therefore not dicriminating against ''gays'' as such. The prosecution points out that the refusal by the owners to execute the order to the gay customer's specification constitutes a violution of his client's human rights. If judgement goes in favour of the ''gays'' the spaghetti really will hit the fan as this would mean that a Muslim printing firm would have to print a cartoon of Mohammad if requested to do so, as refusing would run foul of the human rights law. Quite a dilemma. Bearing in mind the implications, in whose favour would you make judgement?
Really? We have to debate vaccines? What is this world coming to? It appears some college educated moms with 4 year degrees in English think they understand medicine better than CDC officials with 11 year degrees in medicine and are writing in their blogs that vaccines are bad and that they are not vaccinating their kids. This puts everyone else in their community at risk because we need herd immunity to prevent spread and to protect vulnerable people, people for whom the vaccine either can't be administered or is unnaffective. This debate isn't whether or not vaccines are effective or safe, I am asking wether or not a society is justified in forcing crazy people into vaccinating their children. Not only for the public safety reasons but also for the well being of the child in question. You are not allowed to shoot your children, leave them out in the cold, give them ebola, or feed them gasoline. Why should parents be able to risk their own child safety just because they don't understand science well enough to realize they should trust the CDC and medical research community more than some vlogger on YouTube with a degree in stupid.
In light of the recent controversy surrounding comments made by Dolce and Gabbana about gay parenting and Elton John's response calling for a boycott of their store, I have been contemplating the proper role of the boycott in modern societies. In the case of Elton John, it seems to me he is doing it all wrong. Let's ignore the fact that Dolce and Gabbana are gay themselves and most likely agree with Elton John on 99.99999% of issues. Elton John wants to show his disapproval by causing Dolce and Gabbana pain. Would a boycott accomplish this? The answer is not likely. Let's assume that Elton John was able to cause a significant reduction of revenues of the D&G business, who would be affected? Before Dolce and Gabbana begin to see serious impact on their income, the business would slow down production. A reduction in production means less work for poor workers in developing countries actually making the clothes, less work for the poor and middle class people involved in transporting and distributing the clothes to retail and online stores, and less retail workers are required to serve the dwindling demand. After Elton John has caused pain to all these people, he finally gets to Dolce & Gabbana themselves. What happens to them. Let's take a worst case scenario. Mr. Dolce (Net Worth $1.7 billion) doesn't get to buy a new 250-foot yacht this year and Mr Gabbana won't be able to buy a new Lamborghini Aventador . However will they survive? You really showed them Elton John. Meanwhile in Malaysia, a 13 year old girl becomes a prostitute because her mom got laid off from the D&C factory and they can't afford rent.
Now for my general argument.
First, boycotting a rich asshole's business doesn't affect them and just hurts the little guy.
Second, causing financial or social pain on someone because you disagree with their opinion violates the right to free speech. Just because you don't call it government doesn't mean a collective action to silence someone isn't a violation of a person's right to free speech. A society that forces people to shut up through collective means other than government is no better than the society that makes it into law. As mature adults we don't have to burn at the stake every person who disagrees with us.
Finally, you should only boycott a business in cases where you disagree with their business practices, not the opinions of their owners/employees. For example, if a business discriminates against gays, mistreats animals, or pollutes with impunity, I believe you have a legitimate cause, if not a moral obligation, to boycott that business. If the CEO says something homophobic in a personal email, but doesn't discriminate in the execution of his job, there is no reason to protest until he gets fired.
This site has proven my suspicions that debating a Liberal is truly a waste of time.
I've been on this site for awhile debating the vast majority who are Liberals. No matter what issue I address, they will make the same ludicrous blanket statement that the GOP is no better. That is their argument and they hardly ever give any examples why the GOP are no better.
When I bring up Abortion, these people will bring up some so called pro life Democrat to try and say that the Democrats are also pro life. In this way they try excuse their inhumanity for electing politicians who support late term abortions on demand. They will lie through their teeth that the Democrat party does not support late term bortions on demand. They are incapable of being honest about who the Democrat party is and what they support. UNBELIEVABLE! There are so few pro life Democrats who stand by their convictions, it is truy sickening that they would have the arrognce to make such ludicrous claims to excuse their inhumanity for late term abortions on demand. They also deny that Democrats have forced us all to pay for other's abortions. It's like debating clinical liars.
When I bring up how Democrats are trying to take so many of our freedoms, people on this site ALWAYS spew the same nauseating rhetoric of how the GOP is no better because they are tryng to ban Gay marriage rights. The GOP is trying to keep our marrige laws the way they have been for centuries and stop whatever fringe group of people who want to change the laws. Our states are being forced to change their marriage laws to fit the Gay agenda. It is the Left taking our state's individual freedoms to keep their marriage laws as their people want. The GOP can not ban something that is not legal to begin with.
When I bring up the Left censoring our community's right to choose a school prayer or not, they start screaming it goes against the Constitution because they in all of their arrogance have decided that the people in a free community have no right to vote on a school prayer even though no child would ever be forced to pray. Our Congress starts every session with a prayer. It is obvious that after all these years since the Constitution ws written A FREEDOM TO HAVE A SCHOOL PRAYER OR PUBLIC PRAYER IN OUR CONGRESS DOES NOT ESTABLISH A RELIGION! But as i say, it is a waste of time debting a people bent on transforming America to their extreme ideology.
When I bring up the fanatical gun control Democrat party, they mindlessly bring up assault rifles when they know full well the Democrat party wants to take most of our guns one step at a time. Many of these people on this site will say they are against gun control but refuse to vote for the GOP who will protect our freedoms. They are truly phonies when it comes to freedoms they don't care about.
When I bring up welfare and all the lazy cheats and scammers and dead beats who use our social programs, they spew the same garbage that most people on welfare are good responsible honest hard working people who just cant find jobs. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
This site must have been started by Liberals or Gay activists because there are so few Conservitves. Most are fixated on Gay rights, and NEVER speak out about the right's of all the other fringe groups of people. Me think's it is time to find another site.
If I ban all the radical Liberals that constantly deny the obvious, there will be no one esle to debate.
I just came across this thought. It seems as though a lot of CD users are up here because they live depressing lives (e.g. homosexuals, outsiders, social quarks, virgins, small penises, etc.).
I presume others are up here because they need a place to express their intelligence as they may not get enough of a chance to express it at school on in their lives.
Some are up here just to vent out their hatred of certain groups and ideologies while others are trying to convert individuals into their ideology.
So I guess my essential question would be would you guys debate others as you do online or would you be more passive? Though I know lots of you would potentially be too afraid to show up because you may get personally attacked even more (looks, clothing, deformities, economical situations, etc.), esp. for the very reasons you are on this site.
I live in a very small town in the countryside, and I'm not sure if completing my high school education here is the best option for my professional future. What do you guys think? Should I stay or should I go?
the gods we worship could have aliens asthey were very diffrent from us and had supernatural powers .... so in search of something they might have landed on earth and the people of earth thought that they were their gods
Well as I saw Quora is certainly getting greater acceptance and recognition with the members polling in well-made arguments;besides,the standards seem more than what we have in this site;can we challenge them,well it remains to be seen.
And right now I'm specifically talking about communicating with friends. Nowadays, it seems accepted that when you text a friend, asking them to hang out, you might not get a reply right away, or at all. Heck, they might even read your Facebook message (so you see it's been read) and still not give you an answer. They might not be in the mood or they don't want to commit, afraid something better will come along. This now seems normal behavior between friends and I call it antisocial.
For more on this go watch Aziz Ansari's new show on Netflix where he talks about modern day dating/communication.
Should the U.S. have used an atomic bomb against the Japanese?
Sources Here - http://www.dannen.com/decision/index.html
Examine these sources to support your arguement
For this debate students must choose a side, for or against dropping the bomb. Your decision must be supported with a 5-10 sentence explanation that uses information from the sources examined. Each explanation should be unique do not copy someone else's arguement. Along with providing an explanation you must reply to 2 other students that took the opposite side. Be sure to use sources when critiquing their arguement.
Why is my life so boring?! It's like I'm in hell!!!
I've always imagined that there are other people like me out there. But the problem is, if there are no one will ever meet each other. You know why? Because my life is a broken record. I get out of bed, then I go to class. I come back to my dorms and I have restlessness to the extent where I walk around in circles around the dorms. I try to break past this and have a normal social life, but even when I can successfully make friends this gets in the way...
I've had nights where I walk in circles until 5:30AM, which means I can't do anything with my times. This dives down for short periods of time, but I have a lot of stress and this makes it impossible to deal with or do anything. My name should be "walking in circles" because that's how my life is. I try to solve this, during the times where I can do things sometimes, and nothing ever works.
I've had various psychological breakdowns over not being able to do anything. I would trade the combination of autism, restlessness, caffeine addiction, and schizophrenia, in one of various illnesses at any time.
@theists, I'm agnostic but: If you have some weird spellcaster friend who's going to be like "be careful what you wish for when it comes to being normal!!!" sign me the fuck up, other than I would want to keep my intelligence. That would be fine. But other than that, sign me up mofo!!!
I was wondering what people on create debate thought of this since you people seem relatively normal and I'm not.
I personally serve in the military and in some cases I believe we get put into situations we don't need to partake in, but in most instances it very necessary for our intervention. What are your guy's thoughts?
America certainly boasts of splendid landscapes ,outstanding hotels and services,hidden symbols of mystery and can definitely be considered a 'Tourist Heaven'
Yet I have to say regardless of that the country has a high crime rate,underground criminal communication and has recently been considered quite 'Unsafe'
Keep in mind that this encompasses all religions in existence or that have existed. In example; Christian, Hindu, Buddhism, Islam, Norse, Greek, Persian, Flying Spaghetti Monster, Scientology, etc.. Focus on how religions have molded and shaped society.