Ten Most Controversial Debate Topics

RickyReeves
I am a Debate Student, and I feel that these topics are controversial.

The Top Ten

1 Would Abortion/Euthanasia Count As Murder

Yes because surely you could put the child up for adoption if you weren't ready for that responsibility?

No I believe it's the own persons right to chose what they want in THEIR life.

Abortion is murder, and euthanasia should only be used with the consent of the patient. - LordDovahkiin

As of abortion the thing is definitely a murder even in the first few hours of fertilized ovum the reason is that the current creature now has its own unique DNA wether you like it or not this is a new creature that is biologically different from the father and the mother and most likely from any other human that has ever lived therefore it is undoubtedly a first degree murder

argueing of choice and life redicule this I even condemn the religious views that accept this murder in the first month or 40 days or 60 days

i however can understand (the law should not punish the woman for it ) this in cases of rape pregnancies but still think it is a murder

as for euthanasia it is a murder you are killing a human... I do know that some special cases of severe pain and suffering but even then it is a murder...İ do see the merciful side of euthanasia but that doesn't change its nature

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2 Should Animal Testing Be Banned

No. Because we use new medicines on animals, just to see if it's safe for humans. If we didn't do this, people would die. - LordDovahkiin

For cosmetics? Duh. For science? Remember they are a life, and respect them like so - keycha1n

yes

3 Child Performers Should Be Banned
4 Should Marijuana Be Legalised

I'm not a stoner, but I don't see how Nicotine is legal and this isn't. - IronSabbathPriest

This doesn't need to be something huge, but it is. If its legalized and your against it, don't take/use it.

No. - LordDovahkiin

Yes u r a stoner

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5 Housewives Should Be Paid for Their Work

What if they have jobs but they are currently not in their home country where their job is for about 30 years now, my mother herself is in that position.

Nah. They should just go find a job

No they are housewives for a reason.

I think housewives should be paid for their work. I work outside the home but as a woman/feminist I think it’s sexist that traditional women’s work doesn’t count as work. If women stopped having babies we wouldn’t be here as a species anymore

It's a standard duty that doesn't need a payment. Would you stop caring for a child if you thought you were being paid unfairly? - TealBoyxx

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6 Should Same Sex Couples Be Allowed to Adopt

A child needs a father and mother. The 2 genders are fundamentally different and two fathers or two mothers cannot provide the same that a father and mother can.

No. - LordDovahkiin

Absolutely, usually, these couples are strong independent people who have found that the happiness and care for the people they love are more important to them than anything. Their sexual preference in no way affects their ability to love and parent the right way. - Pergipsy

7 Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalised

Why should any religion, person, or organization attempt to dictate or belittle the way people choose to live their lives? It's about doing whatever makes you happy. - maarilynmaanson

No. It's unnatural, and it's against God. In the Bible's glossary, marriage is described as "The unity of one MAN and one WOMAN." - LordDovahkiin

One cannot use Russell's teapot to prove something exists. Also, the doctrines forbidding same-sex marriage are in the same chapter forbidding eating shellfish, tattoos, and wearing clothes woven from multiple fabrics, so your arguments are absolutely clogged with logical fallacies. - JoelMiles925

A religion that preaches love, shouldn't hate people for loving. - keycha1n

It's not that Christianity is against the homosexuals themselves, it's that it is against the lifestyle they have chosen. - RiverClanRocks

yep - PerfectImpulseX

8 Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished

No, it shouldn't. If it were up to me, murderers would be put to death, or put in jail for life. Same for rapists and other terrible people like that. - LordDovahkiin

No, it shouldn

Yeah, cause all we need is jails full of serial killers and murderers. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

9 Should Prostitution Be Made Illegal

Prostitution should not be made illegal. Rarely do women have complete power over their bodies and someone else's, especially when it comes to sex. Even if it is male prostitution this is a well paying and an economically beneficial job that if controlled and done in the right way, benefits everyone involved. I don't want to be a prostitute, but props to anyone who chooses to do so. We should not be putting people in jail for doing something to benefit themselves, especially if they chose to do it. It isn't our choice, it's theirs. - Pergipsy

Legalise it. If someone needs money and they are struggling to get a job... they decide to turn to this. Who are you to judge them? There is a stereotype of it being to feed a drug habit and pimps. But they are some who use this as a way of living until they get a job.

Prostitutes provide a valuable public service and deserve more credit than they get. - FrozenHatingPokefan

Should be made illegal

10 Religion vs. Science

I've been in this argument so many times, and my response is: take whichever side you please. - PositronWildhawk

The way I see it is that our bodies and our planet can be explained through science...our world, mind, soul, and emotion needs a leader something known for its purity and known for giving off a strength in people that can't always be explained... religion

I choose science because it answer a lot of life questions with a verified answer. Although that doesn't mean the religion automatically bad. Choose whatever you want.

Sad thing is that we have those scumbag atheists and the westboros type religious people. - Not_A_Weeaboo

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The Contenders

11 Should Beauty Contests Be Banned

I don't care

YES

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder <3 respect all.
-peace, el wazir

12 Should Guns Be Banned from the Public

No. It just keeps law abiding citizens from protecting people. I mean, criminals are just going to get their hand on a gun illegally anyway. - TealBoyxx

Hell no. Guns actually protect more people than they kill. Wait, guns don't kill people. It's the person operating the gun that kills people. - LordDovahkiin

13 Should Abortion/Euthanasia Be Legal

No on abortion, yes on euthanasia, if with the patient's consent. - LordDovahkiin

Yes and yes

14 Is Water Wet?

No it isn't! of course it isn't! is fire burn?

YES IT IS! What about an ice cube? when it starts to melt it turns into water, and ice is water so if the melted water is making the frozen water wet then the water is wet.

Water is a term to discribe a physical substance, wet is a term to describe a state of being you get wet from an interaction with water however to be wet is the effect water has when it comes into contact with something else physical. Water is not wet, neither is it boil, burn or evaporate 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

15 Nature vs. Nurture for Serial Killers and Murders

Kill serial killes

yes

yes

16 Goku vs Superman

Goku is omnipotent and superman is not... Superman's weakness lie in the Kryptonian stone but Goku has no weakness... As it was stated in Anime that Saiyan is a race which becomes more Powerful and Stronger as they fights more battles...

Super man will of course win

Goku. - LordDovahkiin

Goku Wins

17 Female Education is a Threat to the Society
18 Is suicide weak?

No, every animal to ever exist has naturally feared death, so if someone kills themself they do not fear the very thing that all species are fearful of.

yes

Your weak-minded, if you kill yourself for just a little hardship. - LordDovahkiin

19 Should In-N-Out Be Moved to Other Areas in the US

YES, YES IT SHOULD.

yes

20 Should Human Testing Be Made Legal

If it is voluntary and there is no chance of death, then yes it should. Even if there was a chance of death, it is the choice of the volunteers. Also, many forms of testing that exist today provide money as a benefit so I mean if somebody wants to help the advancement of science of their own will and get something in return, it shouldn't be against the law. - Pergipsy

Yes it should

Uh yeah no

21 Should Shakespeare Continue to Be Taught in Schools?

Nah it's boring and irrelevant - TealBoyxx

Well, duh. - LordDovahkiin

22 Does praying display a lack of faith in God?

I don't see how... - LordDovahkiin

23 Eminem vs Lady Gaga
24 DC vs. Marvel DC vs. Marvel

marvel

Both

25 Feminism vs Meninism
26 That it is Ethical to Genetically Engineer Babies

If it were to remove hereditary diseases, then yes. If it were so parents can change how their kid looks and acts, then no.

27 Is the Earth Flat

Lol what u on bout it's a cube

duh

28 Israel vs Palestine
29 Should dogs be free to a good home?

Yes, they should. To properly care for and feed dogs, it costs hundreds of dollars every year and we should not have to pay to give love to a well deserving animal. - Pergipsy

Yes, only makes sense.

30 Pokemon vs Digimon

Digimon

Oh, yes

31 Is Global Warming Fake

NO! IT'S REAL PEOPLE; IF WE don't STOP PRODUCING CO2 NOW WERE ALL GUNNA BE FLOODED BY THE 6M RISE IN SEA LEVEL WHEN THE GREENLAND OR LARSSON ICE SHELF MELTS!

32 Should Europe Let in Millions of Refugees
33 Should P-Zar Be Free?

P-Zar workers should be earning wages so no.

Obviously it should be because I said so

yes

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34 Should Playing Ps4 Be a Lesson in School?

yes

35 Is It Gay to Fall for a Trap

yes

36 How Good is Black Panther
37 Fortnite vs Pubg
38 Console Wars
39 PC vs Console
40 Mac vs PC

PC - Not_A_Weeaboo

41 Trump vs Clinton

Clinton, she sucks, but she's god compared to Trump!

42 Batman vs Superman
43 Should Japan Make a Bigger Army
44 Should We Have English in School?
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