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MagicofReality
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MissSparkle
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Prayers are never answered as nothing fails like prayer

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Started: 12/14/2011 Category: Religion
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MagicofReality

Pro

I welcome any debater that is willing to logically critique and put forth an argument to support prayer as the answer to anything. With that said...

Resolution: Prayer is never the pre cause of anything that occurs in reality. Prayer has never yielded a result as prayer is only a conversation in the imagination of the individual desiring a change of something in reality. Prayer does not and has never had any influence in reality.�

Definitions:�

Prayer -�the act or practice of praying �to God or an object of worship.

Reality - a real thing or fact

It is important to note that addressing prayer as non divine will not be accepted as per the definition prayer is speaking to a god or subject of worship in an effort to cause change via divine intervention. This is an expansion of the definition of prayer to ensure the accepting opponent understands we are discussing divine intervention. The title could easily be changed from prayer to divine intervention but prayer suffices. Arguing that prayer can psychologically create confidence to essentially influence a change is another debate for a later time.

Source: www.dictionary.com

Debate structure:

Round 1: acceptance and clarification if necessary�

Round 2: opening argument and further understanding�

Round 3: rebuttal and further development of argument�

Round 4: conclusion

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MissSparkle

Con

I accept your challenge.
Debate Round No. 1
MagicofReality

Pro

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MissSparkle

Con

I think that using commas in stead of and... and... and saves us paper sometimes. sometimes it is just one word to much and you need a whole paper for one more word while commas use only little space.
Debate Round No. 2
MagicofReality

Pro

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MissSparkle

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
MagicofReality

Pro

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MissSparkle

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Defensor-of-Apollo 5 years ago
Defensor-of-Apollo
That is correct WriterSelbe as Con could claim the answer was a negative even if the affirmative was the desired answer.
Posted by WriterSelbe 5 years ago
WriterSelbe
A better resolution would've been prayers cannot be determined as answered or unanswered...
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