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Sounds like fun.
1 (10%)
Could be fun.
1 (10%)
Meh.
3 (30%)
Sounds kinda boring.
0 (0%)
That's a complete waste of time and energy.
5 (50%)

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Author Topic: Anybody interested in debating from the opposite ideology?  (Read 199 times)

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Offline Dexter

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Anybody interested in debating from the opposite ideology?
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:01:02 PM »
For example pro-Trump and anti-Trump people could try to make the argument of the other side as effectively as possible. Something I find fun and challenging in debate is making strong arguments that are opposite of what you actually believe. It only works if people put in an honest effort rather than just doing it in a mocking way.
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Re: Anybody interested in debating from the opposite ideology?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 03:23:47 PM »
@Dexter, I would normally agree that this could be a good idea, but after having experienced your complete inability or unwillingness to even consider the other side of the "anthropogenic global warming/climate change" argument, I have to conclude that it's a complete waste of time and pixels.
Cui bono?

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Re: Anybody interested in debating from the opposite ideology?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 03:26:07 PM »
@Dexter, I would normally agree that this could be a good idea, but after having experienced your complete inability or unwillingness to even consider the other side of the "anthropogenic global warming/climate change" argument, I have to conclude that it's a complete waste of time and pixels.

That's how I voted, for exactly that reason.  @Dexter isn't the only one, and that isn't the only topic, either.
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Offline Sanguine

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Re: Anybody interested in debating from the opposite ideology?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 03:48:21 PM »
That's how I voted, for exactly that reason.  @Dexter isn't the only one, and that isn't the only topic, either.

Agreed.
Cui bono?

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Re: Anybody interested in debating from the opposite ideology?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 09:05:13 PM »
There is simply no good argument for the progressive slide into totalitarianism.
Principles matter. Words matter.

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Re: Anybody interested in debating from the opposite ideology?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 04:39:42 PM »
The general concept is always fun and rewarding if people can be adults about it. Hell, probably a third of what I post doesn't completely match my normal philosophy, I just do it to challenge thinking.


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