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Yes violence can be positive Violence is always wrong.
Debate Score:69
Arguments:24
Total Votes:93
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 Yes violence can be positive (22)
 
 Violence is always wrong. (10)

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Violence can be a good thing.

Is violence ever an acceptable answer to some problems?

Yes violence can be positive

Side Score: 44
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Violence is always wrong.

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fisher(27) Banned
2 points

violence is not bad it is just teaching us who to kill people in the not so far future

Side: Yes violence can be positive

That sentence made no fucking sense. Stop acting like you are retarded and type out a lucid response, jackass.

Side: Yes violence can be positive
drawots(84) Banned
2 points

enlightened shut up!!!! you are losing you are a pirate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Yes violence can be positive
3 points

Congratulations, motherfucker....you just achieved BANNED status!

Side: Violence is always wrong.

Wow...I think I finally have enough dancers to film the American Banned Stand.

Side: Violence is always wrong.
2 points

I agree that violence is never the answer. The only thing that violence can end is war but it will never end the tensions between one person and another person. And these wars are a products of these tensions. The Haiti earthquake was one violent stage in the American history. However, this violent act showed that every person on this earth have a heart that beats the same. We all came as one unit or family to help a cause. Should violence be encouraged? I don't believe that you need violence to love. But i believe that because of violence, we are loving more than ever.

Side: Yes violence can be positive
2 points

Violence can be a positive thing depending on the type of situation you are in. Sometimes you have to use violence as a way of defending yourself especially if someone is trying to murder or rape you. There are two types of violence; good violence and bad violence. Good Violence is intended for self defence from some form of immediate danger whilst bad violence is violence intended for evil purpose.

Side: Yes violence can be positive
2 points

yep!! violence can be a good thing. although it mostly depends on the situation and time. although peace does work in some places violence is more conspicuous and situations quickly worked out. Gandhi's peace and non-violence did win African countries and India some rules, but the time then was more or less to peace but non cooperation did take place.

Side: Yes violence can be positive

I can think of a lot of instances where violence comes in handy and should be encouraged. If you witnessed a man raping a woman (or a child, another man, a goat etc.) and clubbed the rapist in the head, I'd say you handled the situation properly and should be commended. If a child defends himself against a bully by punching him/her in the face, he/she should be admired, not punished and scolded for being violent. Violence is natural, like fire. Fire can be both desirable and undesirable. It can be incredibly destructive or enormously useful, violence is the same way. When you defend yourself against a mugger, a bully or a rapist you are not only helping yourself, but you are helping the bully, the mugger and the rapist to reconsider their actions and approach to life. This, in turn, helps society as a whole. Violence can be a wonderful thing.

Side: Yes violence can be positive
TheTruth91(69) Disputed
3 points

I understand what you are saying. But it should never be encouraged because it can scar the child and the woman for life. I don't think you need violence to have defensive instincts or skills.

Side: Violence is always wrong.
atypican(4874) Disputed
2 points

In order for something to be appropriately labeled violent, it must violate something. As I see it ,that something is rights. To relate it to your allegories, the rapist and bully lose their right to be left alone the minute they violate someone else's. Therefore the use of dangerous and even deadly force can be consistent with an uncompromisingly non-violent philosophy.

You just have a poorly developed idea of what violence is. Your welcome.

Side: Violence is always wrong.
drawots(84) Banned
1 point

im going for fiser in this arguement enlightened is losing

Side: Yes violence can be positive
1 point

Violence can be positive because it can bring peace. Violence is looked at as a bad thing but really it has solved a majority of major conflicts in the world today.

Side: Yes violence can be positive
1 point

Hippies need to realize that "violence" is part of everyday life. If there wasn't men fighting a war using "violence" you wouldn't have the freedom you have today.

Side: Yes violence can be positive
1 point

Violence is okay as it builds character and gets you what you want in life! I go home everyday tired from work and beat up my husband so he can man the fuck up and make me a potato salad

Side: Yes violence can be positive
1 point

Violence is not a disease. It is an immunization against the disease.

Side: Yes violence can be positive
1 point

Violence might be a good thing in situations such as self defence. If someone is attacking you, you can use violence as a way to keep yourself safe. If someone started attacking someone in the street, no one would just stand there and watch. Someone would have to do something about it, and they will have to use violence. Sometimes the police use violence to arrest the people who aren’t using violence responsibly or properly so they can take them to court so that they will learn. The same thing is for when you are being attacked. would you just stand there?

Side: Yes violence can be positive
1 point

Violence is acceptable for:

1) Defense (as a last resort)

2) Sports (if it is a type of sport involving violence)

3) Service to country (police action, fire fighting, military)

4) Acting (which arguably isn't violence, other than the fact people keep complaining about violence in the media)

5) Sex (as long as it is a mutually agreed upon component of that sex)

6) Dancing (as long as the genre involves it)

7) Food acquisition (as long as legal, and humanely done)

8) Exercise (depending on the nature of it)

9) Potentially with some medical conditions (such as self inflicted violence due to some kind of tic)(the alternative to repressing it could be worse - like suicide).

10) Putting a [email protected] in his place (half joking there)

I'm sure there are more

Side: Yes violence can be positive
1 point

violent people can only be stopped by violence.

if you take a non-violent stance, you need violence. If not, you will be eradicated by violent people.

Side: Yes violence can be positive
5 points

Jesus said, that we are to "Do violence to no man" Luke 3:14.

Jesus also said, "Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." Matthew 5:38-39.

So my friends, show love, even to those that hate you.

Side: Violence is always wrong.
mudkipz2(358) Disputed
4 points

Jesus there was talking about personal problems with people. such as bullies and neighborers, but God clearly states violence is an answer to some situations.

Exodus 20:13 had been incorrectly translated as “do not kill,” but it literally means “do not murder.” God has allowed for just wars throughout the history of His people. From Abraham to Deborah to David, God’s people have fought as instruments of judgment from a righteous and holy God. Romans 13:1-4 tells us to submit ourselves to government authorities and that nations have the right to bear the sword against evildoers, both foreign and domestic.

but of course this does not mean enjoy violence, the wisest man of all time wrote, “Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways” (Proverbs 3:31).

i used sources from this website since it said better then i could.

Supporting Evidence: What does the bible say on violence? (www.gotquestions.org)
Side: Yes violence can be positive
4 points

violence always wrong. why?because it just give bad effect for us as the gamers. its can evidenced by there are so many people especially kids do violent to their friends just because a trivial problem that can be make murder case. violent in video games just teach us how to smack people.that right if we say it can be teach us how to protect our self , but its not the great way. so, how we learn how to protect our self?we can join club which is teach us how to protect our self. for example :karate club , etc.

Side: Violence is always wrong.
1 point

All forms of violence is wrong! weather its domestic or non-domestic violence ?! It doesnt matter what form its classified as its all wrong!! Especially whenever you put a small child in between such violence? this scars small children for life and when they get older this causes alot of problems such as a confused state of mind that causes Depression that links to suicide, drug & alchool addictions, jail or prison incarcerations, emotional problems, and even death!!??

Side: Violence is always wrong.

There is never any need for violence. Peace is the answer.

Side: Violence is always wrong.