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Capitalism Only Benefits the Rich?

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “Capitalism only benefits the rich, not the middle or lower classes. And when the rich get richer, the poor get poorer.” What would you say? Though people have different ideas of what capitalism means, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines it as “an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership

Do the Crusades Prove That Christianity Is a Violent Religion?

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “The Crusades prove that Christianity is actually a violent religion.” What would you say? Even though the Crusades happened over 800 years ago, they’re often used as an objection to Christianity. However, the people who use the Crusades as an argument against Christianity often don’t know what actually

Save the Planet. Don’t Have Kids.

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “We need to stop having so many kids. Otherwise, we’re going to use up all the earth’s resources and destroy the planet.” What would you say? With so much news about global warming, global pandemics, and starvation in the developing part of the world, it’s easy to get

Socialism is the Answer

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “Socialism ensures a just and equal society. The only way to guarantee a basic standard of living for everyone is by adopting a socialist system.” What would you say? At some point, we all look around at the problems in our society and wonder if there’s a better

Porn Improves Relationships

You’re in a conversation about pornography and someone says, “Porn isn’t a problem for relationships. It can even be helpful.” What would you say? Some people claim that porn is not only harmless, it may even increase intimacy for couples. But is that true? No, so next time someone tells you that porn is a

Should We Panic About Overpopulation?

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “The earth is overpopulated. At this rate, we’re going to run out of food and resources.” What would you say? Panic-stories like this get a lot of attention, but none of Ehrlich’s doomsday predictions came true. No worldwide famine. No catastrophic scarcity of resources. In fact, Ehrlich’s models

Assisted Suicide is Compassionate

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “Assisted suicide is a compassionate option for those who are suffering. If someone is in unbearable pain, they should be able to end their life on their own terms.” What would you say? The push to legalize assisted suicide has intensified in recent years, and it’s often framed

Pornography is Just Entertainment

You’re in a conversation and someone says “Porn is just harmless entertainment.” What would you say? Often, people describe pornography as an expression of personal freedom, or just a bit of harmless and innocent fun. But is that true? Is porn just another way to relax? The next time someone tells you pornography is just

How to Talk About Climate Change – Part 2

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “We must do anything and everything to stop climate change.” What would you say? In the last video, we discussed two questions that can help us really understand the current situation about climate change: What it means that the earth is warming, and whether or not the warming

Is Transgenderism Logical?

You’re in a conversation and someone says “our personal sense of our own gender is what determines what our gender is. The only way to know someone’s gender is to ask.” What would you say? Today, some people distinguish between biological sex and gender identity. We’re told they are unrelated, meaning your body has nothing

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