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Debate Score:55
Arguments:26
Total Votes:64
Ended:06/30/11
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Divorce Bill support or against

Divorce bill is now a problem in the Philippines because some people wants divorce but, the priest, bishops, apostles and even the president is against this bill so, Support or against?

Support

Side Score: 41
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Side Score: 14
2 points

Nobody should stand in the way of a persons right to be happy, even though I'm happily married myself, I'm not going to stay in a loveless or abusive marriage if it ever turns out that way, I'd prefer that my children know that you need to be happy.

3 years ago | Side: support
3 points

Nobody should stand in the way of a persons right to be happy, even though I'm happily married myself, I'm not going to stay in a loveless or abusive marriage if it ever turns out that way

I think you make a very good point.

It is senseless to rigidly adhere to a principal when it results in the mutual detriment of all of those involved.

3 years ago | Side: support

To be honest I'd rather see marriage abolished than divorce disallowed.

3 years ago | Side: support

Downvote and no dispute = petulant coward, this is debate not school yard bickering. Man up and formulate an arguement.

3 years ago | Side: support
1 point

I completely support it. Allowing divorce will allow people in loveless, abusive, miserable marriages to escape and perhaps produce a happier life. If I married my fiance and he started hitting me I'd like to know I had the right to leave him.

Have the opposition considered children in this? I know people who have divorced because their husband or wife's physical violence had turned toward the children. Would you sit by and watch your child be beaten just because your religion said so?

3 years ago | Side: support
1 point

People should have their freedom and should not be forced to be eternally wed to someone who they can not look at without feeling angry.

Those who despise each other should not be forced together. It is like getting concrete and glass and smashing them against each other. The glass will break and the concrete will have bits on it that are shattered.

3 years ago | Side: support
1 point

Divorces ought to be a choice. If your unhappy, there must be reasons for it. You cannot lead an unhappy life.

3 years ago | Side: support
1 point

For the same reason that humans have the right to get married, it should follow that they have the right to end that marriage. To try to deny them freedom is ludicrous.

3 years ago | Side: support
3 points

If you would do such a thing, doesn't it make the Philippines less unique than it is? A question in mind as few presume before they even agreed on this: will the Divorce Bill affect any lives of Filipinos? It's just a delusional stuff that the government wants to experiment with to see if we can fit in the modern century, or so I think.

3 years ago | Side: Against
Peekaboo(708) Disputed
1 point

If disallowing divorce is a unique stance, have you thought about why it is so rare? Why have most countries legalised divorce? There are good reasons for it.

And I'm sure it would affect citizens' lives - specifically, it'd affect the life of any married person who wants to get out of their marriage, and also their friends and family.

3 years ago | Side: support
2 points

I am totally against the Divorce bill because first of all being annulled is enough, divorce is unnecessary and second, it is not allowed for couples to separate because they have made their vow to never separate for better or for worse.

3 years ago | Side: Against
ricedaragh(2525) Disputed
3 points

Are you married? .

3 years ago | Side: support
Sunset(2026) Disputed
2 points

I will give you a scenerio:

You are married and being physically or mentally abused would you stay in that marriage because you took a vow for better or for worse? And basically saying I am going to die for this fool to show how much they can hurt me?

If you are miserable after a few years and there is no more love so you stay in that marriage because you took a vow that makes absolutely no sense?

3 years ago | Side: support
3 points

If you are miserable after a few years and there is no more love so you stay in that marriage because you took a vow that makes absolutely no sense?

If you think about it, from a religious perspective, the perspective I assume this debate is asserting, then it is cruelty in the highest order to force this level of misery on someone, just another reason why religious dogma is injurious.

3 years ago | Side: support
MsBratt(15) Disputed
2 points

Well, it was a vow in marriage. How could you marry a person that you don't trust?

3 years ago | Side: Against
2 points

Will the Filipinos being affected if the divorce bill would be submitted? let us presume that we would support the divorce bill but, would it change the uniqueness of the Philippines? let us presume that it would, of course it would because we are unique because we mark our words and we keep our promises and vows to God.

3 years ago | Side: Against
ricedaragh(2525) Disputed
5 points

This is all just broad generalization, you can not speak for every Filipino person, the very fact that there is a divorce bill being proposed will show a public demand for such.

I also don't see how it will affect the "uniqueness" of the Filipino people, it (uniqueness) hasn't been affected in any other society why would it be in the Philippines?

3 years ago | Side: support
2 points

I agree. As I have said, Filipinos are unique. Divorce is not part of our uniqueness though. It will greatly affect the lives of Filipinos and also the economy.

3 years ago | Side: Against
2 points

If you will look at it, the will to be happy is vowed when they were married: for BETTER or WORSE. Understand?

3 years ago | Side: Against
ricedaragh(2525) Disputed
2 points

No, I don't understand, care to explain?

Will can not change everything and there is a lot of things that can happen. Why do you care what others do, why not look after yourself and leave others to their own business?

3 years ago | Side: support
1 point

I know that many agreed for the divorce bill, but the government should be relative of the situation. I disagree because of what will happen to the lives of Filipinos. Divorce is a sin, to God and to others, as for me I'm very religious, I believe that divorce should not be implemented in the Philippines because we are known for our values possessed throughout time.

3 years ago | Side: Against
ricedaragh(2525) Disputed
4 points

I disagree because of what will happen to the lives of Filipinos.

What? because they may have a chance at directing their own happiness?

Divorce is a sin, to God and to others,

This should have no bearing on man-made law, and why is it important anyway, if divorce is legal it does not change the fact that it is against the church.

How about "you" don't get divorced because "you" don't agree with it, but "you" keep "your" sanctimonious religious views out of everyone else's business.

I believe that divorce should not be implemented in the Philippines because we are known for our values possessed throughout time.

Sorry to burst your bubble mate, but known by who? I've never heard or seen anything that exclaims "Oh those Filipinos, if there is one thing I know about them it's they've got great values" I've heard of Human rights violations and warlords, but traditional values, not your international strong point.

3 years ago | Side: support


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