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No. Yes.
Debate Score:65
Arguments:35
Total Votes:72
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If I present a question for debate, does that mean I support said position?

I don't think it is. Just presenting a concept for debate does not mean that I support something. If an atheist asks a question about religion that does not mean that they have become religious. I just wanted to point out to a few people.

No.

Side Score: 30
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Yes.

Side Score: 35
2 points

No, it doesn't, if you present a debate in the form of a question. But, the way you work debate titles and the body text, you may show people how you feel.

Side: No.

Agreed 100% Andy. People are saying that I support rape when all I did was say that a rapist who whines about being raped is a hypocrite. My reason for posting this is that is that story about a rapist who was raped in prison and is suing the prison.

Side: No.
Cartman(18192) Disputed Banned
4 points

You are happy the rapist was raped, right? Don't you support the rape of rapists? Doesn't that mean you support some type of rape?

Side: Yes.
Cartman(18192) Disputed Banned
2 points

People are saying that I support rape

People drawing wrong conclusions doesn't have anything to do with this debate.

when all I did was say that a rapist who whines about being raped is a hypocrite

Because you believe that a rapist getting raped is karma, right? That's what the debate asked, and you did support it, right?

Side: Yes.
2 points

Nope !

Side: No.

Thank you. I agree. .

Side: No.
2 points

Not necessarily.

DrawFour titles some of his debates with propositions that he vehemently disagrees with.

Side: No.

That is so awesome. He and I have differences, but I really respect that.

Side: No.
2 points

It doesn't mean you support the position but if you don't make your stance on the issue clear some people will assume you do.

We shouldn't make assumptions as we all know what happens when we do but that does not stop it happening

Side: No.

What do I do when people falsely assume something? Just ignore it?

Side: No.
2 points

For me it would depend how the assumption was worded, I would just correct them, tell them I was just opening the question up for debate if my stance on the matter was neutral and if I had a particular stance which they had got wrong I would explain were they had gone wrong. After that if they still did not get it, it might be best to ignore them them as they probably won't ever understand!!

Side: No.
2 points

Not until you explicitly state your opinion should anyone assume anything about your position on a debate; of your's or another's.

Side: No.

Just because an OP presents a question does not mean he or she supports the topic under discussion.

Side: No.
4 points

If you don't put a stance in the debate description that says otherwise, then you can't complain that people think you believe it. Your mind came up with it, so why not think it is your stance?

Side: Yes.
1 point

No. I try to put stances in my debates. Presenting something for debate does not equate to supporting or opposing it. I can present a debate on God and be opposed, supportive of, or undecided on God. Presenting a debate just means that I want to see what people think.

Side: No.
Atrag(5550) Banned
3 points

In your case, it usually is that it is your view. Its usually clear by the way you personally phrase the questions.

"If I present a question for debate, does that mean I support said position?"

Clearly you believe no. (which you put on the left hand side, where most people put the positive answer if they are not being biased).

"Are these kittens cute?"

Clearly you believe yes.

"Cops put child in coma. Police brutality?"

Clear yes.

"A rapist is raped in prison: Karma?"

Clear yes

"Truce?"

Clear yes

"Should cops have to wear portable video cameras to prevent abuse?"

Clear yes.

Side: Yes.
1 point

No. I never once supported rape. I oppose rape. I just think it is hypocritical for a rapist to whine about being raped.

Side: No.
Stickers(1037) Disputed Banned
4 points

This really has nothing to do with hypocrisy.

A hypocrite is, by definition, someone who fails to follow moral standards that they claim to follow.

A rapist who either complains about the trauma of their rape, or insults someone who raped them isn't necessarily a hypocrite, because that says nothing at all about which moral standards they claim to follow and whether or not they follow them.

Side: Yes.
Atrag(5550) Disputed Banned
1 point

Which one do you disagree with when I say that you thought it was a clear 'yes'?

Was it: "A rapist is raped in prison: Karma?" ?

Because not only did you post the debate but you also wrote 10 arguments saying 'yes' and zero saying no.

Side: Yes.
2 points

Hmm, it can. If you say " Are youpro life or prochoice?" Then you aren't expressing which one you support. but if you say:

" I don't understand the argument for pro-life, it is not logical to me. Which one do you support?" Then you are clearly stating you area pro-choice person.

Also sorry for any spelling mistakes, using a French keyboard, so pretty much everything comes up red underlined so I cba to check xD

Side: Yes.