Does a Debater Need Allies? Is there a Point Behind Declaring Enemies?
Debates should be fact based. Arguments are emotional. I'm not here for argument
There are very few "facts" that we know of relative to humanities generally accepted scope of knowledge. Unless you are stating a pure Logical or Mathematical definition (where the rules of the game are internally constructed), then one necessarily must make an argument in an attempt to justify a point.
Unless you are stating a pure Logical or Mathematical definition (where the rules of the game are internally constructed), then one necessarily must make an argument in an attempt to justify a point.
And when that argument consists of stamping your feet and repeatedly calling your opponent mean names like "conspiracy theorist" and "child", one can be sure you are being emotional.
That's the problem with so many Liberals, Democrats, etc., on this site. They deny simple facts which makes them a waste of time to debate.
To all the deceptive people on this site, when you vote for the Democrat Party, and then say you do not support No Restriction abortions.... you are a complete liar and total waste of time to debate.
There can be no intelligent debate with someone, who simply denies who he is and what he supports with his vote, when it hurts their argument. Until you are honest with what you support, it is like debating a 5 year who denies the bad things about themselves.
Try being secure about what you support rather than denying it to hide your true colors.
Yes I realize that the truth many times shows your hypocrisy concerning tolerance towards others, but like an alocholic, until you admit what you support, you will never be able to overcome your inhumanity towards healthy viable lives.
The only benefit I see to an enemies list is to make it quicker to ban them from my debates. Wasting time with liars is not why I'm on this site.
Thank the ever loving lord above. Finally someone knows what actual debating is! Facts vs. Facts.
I declare trolls,spammers,any idiot that keeps going off topic on purpose,and of course those that have been told what a reliable source is but still use unreliable and biased sources to prove a point.
Those are gimmicks, and not all that different from points and getting voted up or down. All that matters is the quality of argument you put forth. You don’t need a token reward for doing it or a posse to come to your aid.
Habitually I accept friend requests only to be nice and ignore enemy requests because they’re childish.
Anyone who believes strongly in their genuinely held views about a given topic should have the conviction of their belief(s) to state their opinions without needing the support of anyone nor be deterred from doing so by those who express opposition.
If people so decide to make allies or enemies of those with whose ideologies they either agree or disagree is immaterial and totally irrelevant.
Enjoy being alone. We will gang on you and eat you for breakfast when it comes down to it.
The kid who gets bullied and can't stand up for himself/herself isn't the weakest or the dumbest it's the loneliest.
It's not survival of the fittest but survival of the best adapted and part of adapting is being likeable to enough people to gang up with you against common enemies.
No, you won't. Feeling a bit predatory, there, are we? Trust me, if you want someone to bully, I'm not the one. I'll laugh in your face. I can stand up for myself. By myself.
For what it's worth, you're the only one that's gone hostile to me. I'm not hostile to you, nor do I intend to be. This is an internet debate site, and I have no problem debating anybody. There are debates I won't rule in on, for various reasons, but trust me, nobody will simply "eat me for breakfast".
Feeling the necessity to be liked or to seek sanctuary by running with the herd is the true description of one of life's followers, a member of the 'SHEEPEOPLE' brigade.
World leaders and those strong individuals who forthrightly assert their views and/or political dogma will always attract a following of weak minded minions who are incapable of formulating and holding onto their own principles or opinions.
Some of those with strong personalities may find it interesting to present their viewpoints in a persuasive manner in order to see how many of those with sponges for minds they can fill with their own contentions, whilst other couldn't give a tinker's damn what other people think.
This is very much my opinion on the subject. I'm not here to follow, and I don't see any need to lead. If I influence others' opinions, fine, but I want it to be through facts, objectively presented. I'm open to my views changing, too, but it damn well won't happen because someone got emotional.
That said, I'm human. I won't always be objective, even if I try, but that's not a good excuse to simply not try. I'm also older than a lot of you here, and that's a lot of becoming set in my ways. It gets harder, as you become older, to be truly open...but it's important to me.
My brain is not as sharp as when I was younger. When I was a late teen, I literally knew almost no adults that could keep up with me. The brain degrades, if you don't actively use it, and I got very lax - I've never had a job that seriously challenged me that much, even when I worked as a troubleshooter in the tech industry. One thing good debate is, is mental exercise. I could use it.
You have requested me as an ally. I sometimes agree with things you say, but, here is an example of why I wouldn't be an ally of yours. This is an attitude the world does not need. Actually, I don't accept allies OR enemies, I'm not here for that. Debating here should be your opinion, not your TEAM'S opinion, even though that seems to be a conservative game plan.