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PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING! *Updated November 6, 2012* This thread has images

Comprehensive Rules List as of 10/26/12: If you're debating and state something as a fact - if challenged you need to produce proof. If you can't you get banned. No personal attacks. Which you should not do when debating. Start 'effort'...

25th March 2012
by Megafan Go to last post
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Do you believe in a higher being; God? ( 2 3 4 5 .. 65 66 67 68 Last ) This thread has images

Do you follow a religion? What higher being do you follow? Or do you follow the Christian God? Why? If you don't have a religion, or don't believe in religion, why? I'm interested in everyone's different views/opinions.

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5 Hours Ago
by Explosions Go to last post
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What exactly is a soul?

(I should start with a disclaimer: I do not personally believe in anything supernatural, nor am I Religious. However, this thread was made out of genuine curiosity and I do not wish it to turn into any sort of argument.) To those with some sort of...

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10 Hours Ago
by Ziks Go to last post
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Is cheating on your homework or in school ok? ( 2 Last )

I've raised this topic before but sometimes I feel like some of my homework is a bunch of bs, so I use something like schoolsolver.com or chegg.com to get answers for my homework. Do you think that's something wrong or can there be circumstances in which...

11 Hours Ago
by JtRtheRiPPeR Go to last post
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The escalating ukranian conflict, "The Tom Clancy" conspiracy

Starting off from the point of the current escalating conflict in ukrania, aswell as the running conspiracies regarding the Russian involvement, aswell as infiltration of its eastern neighbours have always seemed as a very scary scenario of coming war....

17 Hours Ago
by TheAlkaline Go to last post
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"Not racist, but #1 with racists" fallacy? This thread has images

First off, sorry that this isn't the traditional 'Mass Debate' topic that probably belongs here. Let me know if this is in the wrong place. So I stumbled on this image yesterday, found it pretty funny and a good jab at fox news. But recently, I've...

17 Hours Ago
by Pelican Go to last post
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Serial Killers: Inherently evil, or an unexplained variable?

So I've been watching a bunch of serial killer documentaries/interviews lately, and a lot of these people seem to have something eerily in common. Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Charles Cullens, as a few examples, make these claims in the interviews I've...

2 Days Ago
by Kardia Go to last post
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What is the Meaning of Life? ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Do you believe there even is a meaning to life? What meaning do you believe in (if you believe there is meaning)? Why? I'm interested in everyone's different views/opinions. (Personally I don't see a meaning to life, so just have fun with it).

2 Days Ago
by popBambi Go to last post
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kids who read

First off, im not sure if this belongs on mass debate but it has to do with how alot of kids today (that i know of) are raised, which is certainly controversial. Well, some kids just seem illiterate so to speak, i think every parent should read to their...

2 Days Ago
by eurocracy Go to last post
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Future of technology, Morality discussion. ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Hi there, I wanted to start a small debate about how we see the future of technology For instance, it is possible that in the near future ( 40 years +) computers might be more powerful than all the human race combined. Which mean that from there, It...

2 Days Ago
by pac0master Go to last post
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The Troubles - But in Scotland?

As it gets ever closer to the Independence Referendum more and more people are becoming deeply rooted into their political and emotional spectrum's on the debate. The populace of Scotland according to most of the recent polls is almost equally split...

2 Days Ago
by cocothegogo Go to last post
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Is piracy real? ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

In the ongoing public consideration of existing copyright law, many points have been made on either side as to how to proceed in future legislature, as well as future economic design of corporate revenue models. My stance on the issue is admittedly...

3 Days Ago
by Gogi Go to last post
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Why does the Universe Exist? ( 2 3 Last ) This thread has images

Pretty heavy question to be asking on a game developer's forum but I think it is a question worth asking. When you think about the existence of the universe, the first law of thermodynamics simply states that energy cannot be destroyed or created, only...

6 Days Ago
by prop_physic Go to last post
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Are we in fact part of a cloning program?

So it has become a theory I believe may be true that we are in fact all clones of a previous genetic organism create by the creators. It would explain or similarity's with so many other humans that in fact we are mere alterations in the genetic code...

6 Days Ago
by prop_physic Go to last post
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Thought Experiment: Honeypot.

After reading an article in SH regarding a cannibalistic police officer, my mind wandered like it usually does. I came to the thought avenue of this... Is it right for the police to have arrested a citizen purely because they intended to commit...

6 Days Ago
by MuTAnT Go to last post
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Private Military Companies

So I wanted to hear Facepunch's view on the private military business. There has been alot of controversy regarding companies like Academi (former Blackwater), most notable the Baghdad shooting in 2007 where Blackwater operatives opened fire against...

1 Week Ago
by ShadowSocks8 Go to last post
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Does gender identity matter at all?

I often see people arguing about gender identity, preferred pronouns, whatever, and getting into very heated arguments about it. These arguments ususally stem from someone saying something ignorant in response to someone saying they're trans*, or seeing a...

1 Week Ago
by CorporalCupCake Go to last post
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If you die but have an exact clone are you dead? ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Last ) This thread has images

Exactly what the title says. Example would be that someone is "teleported" from one point to another, which creates a new consciousness that is exactly the same as the previous one. Is that person dead or not? In my opinion, it would be yes. The...

1 Week Ago
by Zukriuchen Go to last post
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Is Ephebophilia morally wrong when you're a newly titled adult?

Ephebophilia: sexual attraction to adolescents age ranging from 15 - 19 (though for the sake of argument lets keep the range from 15 -17) Having turned 18 a month ago I am now considered in the eyes of the state and its laws, an adult. However...

2 Weeks Ago
by Arctic Snow Go to last post
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Are we ourselves or just a reflection of our surroundings? ( 2 Last )

I've been thinking about this for quite some time. We see examples of it everyday, racists, sexists, and just "bad" people in general, but who is truly responsible for their behaviour and mindset? When we're born are we a blank canvas ready to be...

2 Weeks Ago
by Ziks Go to last post
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Jokes about tragedy - Why are they funny or unfunny?

I was originally commenting on another thread, when I went on a tangent that got me writing more than needed. I realized that my tangent was not what the OP wanted and I also realized that this was a topic in dire need of discussion. Here's my thoughts...

2 Weeks Ago
by onebit Go to last post
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What is your stance on 'stealing' or taking lost items?

I just found some beats by Dre earphones on the ground at my park. I waited a bit to see if anyone was around to see if it was anybody's. Nobody showed up so I decided to take them. What is your stance on taking stuff such as this? 23rd July 2014 ...

2 Weeks Ago
by onebit Go to last post
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Are Pornstars Sluts?

Are pornstars considered sluts even though it is their job? Is it misogynistic to refer to a woman who is, by definition, a slut? I personally believe a woman is only a slut if she flaunts it. I believe a guy is a douchebag and...

3 Weeks Ago
by BigJoeyLemons Go to last post
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Neo-reaction and Human Biodiversity. Are humans equal? ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Hello! Today I am interested in arguing about neoreactionary philosophy. This is followed by why they (and some who aren't neoreactionaries) are arguing about why humans may not be intrinsically equal. 1: What is a neoreactionary? A neoreactionary...

3 Weeks Ago
by Itolkweed Go to last post
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Tobacco and nicotine - Should it be banned? ( 2 Last )

There have been many advertisements on TV, the internet, and in newspapers spreading the fact that smoking will give you gum disease, emphysema, heart disease, etc. to many people, smokers an non-smokers alike. Along with these advertisements, many more...

3 Weeks Ago
by dai texas Go to last post
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the way suicidal people should be dealt with ( 2 Last )

i was wondering if someone could convince me if something i've been thinking about is wrong, its about the way suicidal people are dealt with this is how its really dealt with, they forcibly take you to this one sided institution where they try and...

3 Weeks Ago
by Itolkweed Go to last post
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College education VS Trade School.

As of right now, I'm in a community college. There are many points in time where I ask myself if I'm going to remember what I know (Trigonometry for example). I'm really in no position to hold any other opinion than "What I'm doing is good for me because...

3 Weeks Ago
by Used Car Salesman Go to last post
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Israel and Gaza - Difficult Solutions

On Friday July 18th the IDF invaded the Gaza strip in an operation aimed at "Destroying Hamas' militant tunnels". The facts of the situation can be best read from a news source. Here is an excerpt for the uninformed; As it stands at the time of...

4 Weeks Ago
by Svinnik Go to last post
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Should all Civilian planes be equipped with Anti-Missle defense? This thread has images

In the light of the recent tragedy of the MH17 airplane that was shot down by a missle, I began to wonder, could this have been prevented if all civilian planes have counter measures against such attack? Why is it military planes can have an...

4 Weeks Ago
by viper720666 Go to last post
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Communism - Good or Bad? ( 2 3 Last )

Before we start, I want to say that I will mainly be talking about Marx and his ideas. You can feel free to talk about "Leninism and Stalinism", but they are completely different things. Stalin and Lenin just took some names and used them for their own...

4 Weeks Ago
by Emperorconor Go to last post
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Legalize Weed?

Should weed be legal in North America? (User was banned for this post ("Didn't read the sticky - feel free to remake this thread correctly after your ban" - Blazyd))

25th July 2014
by Graaicko Go to last post
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Is making fun of 9/11 or the holocaust or any other horrible disaster okay?

Personally, I feel it's absolutely disgusting. It's trivializing the lives lost, the families destroyed. For what, a stupid gif to get a quick laugh? "Lol, 6 million people got horribly slaughtered lets make a pun about it how funny XD!" I just don't...

14th July 2014
by Kardia Go to last post
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Facepunch's Rating System. ( 2 3 Last ) This thread has images

Well here's a interesting debate that's not about death or whatever, but instead facepunch's rating system. It's something that's actually bothered me and one of the main reasons I don't post here too often and wanted to see what others think; to...

13th July 2014
by Metist Go to last post
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Is "mansplaining" misandrous? ( 2 Last )

I heard the term a few weeks ago in some video related to that #yesallwomen thing. It is described in a number of ways but generally they all go something along the lines of: Someone explaining something, correctly or otherwise, assuming you don't...

13th July 2014
by Antdawg Go to last post
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Are there "wrong" sexual desires? ( 2 3 Last )

i posted this n the hot girls thread thinking it was the "What turns you on the most" thread i quote what do you think? is the "wrongness" of sexual desire directly connected to the act itself? are the fetiches differently seen as wrong by...

12th July 2014
by BlueChihuahua Go to last post
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Do you think Garry'd Mod would have been this popular if it was running on the GoldSrc engine?

I have been pandering this for quite some time, and I honestly don't think it would. One of the complaints I hear form new players is: "Why does this game look so bad?" Hell if it looks bad now, imagine these guys playing 1.6 or something. So what do...

12th July 2014
by pentium Go to last post
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The big question: Should homework be banned? ( 2 Last )

Well here it is, the debate that has been going on for years. My views: Homework should be banned. Why? Well, it's proven to give NO academic improvement, and not to mention the mental disorders that come with it. When a teacher says "I'm setting you...

10th July 2014
by Braden1996 Go to last post
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Do You Believe in 'Life after Death'? ( 2 3 4 5 .. 14 15 16 17 Last ) This thread has images

I am here today to discuss the largely debated, discussed and acknowledged 'Life after Death' topic. Once upon a morrow, I was browsing a forum. I saw a thread about death and such, and a smart guy came around. Not me of course. He explains that once...

30th June 2014
by Funktastic Dog Go to last post
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GMOs. What's your opinion? ( 2 3 Last ) This thread has images

So recently I've been seeing a lot of people on my facebook wall posting a lot of anti-GMO links. So I wanted to get Facepunchs' opinion on this. So what are GMOs? (from wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_organism ...

18th June 2014
by thatsaxi Go to last post
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Is human technology and industry really "unnatural"? This thread has images

It's often said that our impact upon the Earth, especially our buildings and industries, is "unnatural". But consider this. Mankind is an animal species. More intelligent than other animals, but still animals. Anything we do and create is a direct...

17th June 2014
by sgman91 Go to last post
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Euthanasia - Should it be allowed?

For those of you who do not know, euthanasia is basically the practice of ending a life, but with the intentions of relieving it of pain and suffering. Examples of this in the real world would be: http://www.euthanasia.cc/cases.html What are your...

13th June 2014
by pac0master Go to last post
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