The Instigator
katierachel
Con (against)
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The Contender
Mikal
Pro (for)
Winning
22 Points

We can create a religion

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Mikal
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/23/2015 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,387 times Debate No: 74077
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katierachel

Con

We can not create a religion because to have a religion you need a god and you can not create a god. Also it is too hard to get lots of followers and to make your religion known. You can't just create something that has been known to man for thousands of years.
Mikal

Pro

Accept

I will create a cupcake
Debate Round No. 1
katierachel

Con

katierachel forfeited this round.
Mikal

Pro

Con makes a bunch of flawed statements by stating that you need a God in order to create a religion. A religion not does necessitate belief in a deity. Scientology is just one example of this

A religion is a set of beliefs and practices that people follow

So yes you can create a religion and it has been done numerous times throughout history. Every religion has been created in that sense.

Now on to how to bake a cupcake

Cupcake Baker's Pantry

With these basic items, you can make and decorate a batch of cupcakes in a snap.

Equipment:

Cupcake pans (mini and regular)

Paper baking cups available in a variety of colors and prints. Find them in supermarkets, party, craft or specialty cake decorating stores.

Resealable food-storage plastic bags for piping icings and glazes.
Staples:

Boxed cake mixes in a variety of flavors.
Ready-to-spread frostings.

Decorating icing, assorted colors.

Decorating gels, assorted colors.

Food colors (liquid, gel or paste). Try paste food color for more vivid color frosting.

Assorted colored sugars and edible glitters.

Assorted candy sprinkles.

Baking Pans

A box of cake mix makes 24 to 30 cupcakes in regular-size cupcake pan. There are also pans that have mini, large and jumbo cups.

Pan Size Cup Size

Mini1 3/4 x 1 inches

Regular2 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches
Large2 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches
Jumbo3 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches

If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, just cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

An easy way to fill baking cups is to use an ice cream scoop. Use one that measures out 1/3 cup batter when filling regular-size cups. Use one that measures out 2 tablespoons batter when filling mini cups.

Frosting Tips

Carefully dip tops of cupcake into the frosting, give a slight twist and remove. Finish off with a swirl of a knife if needed. Dip frosted cupcakes into bowls of nuts, colored sugar, sprinkles, or other decors for easy decorating.

How to Store Cupcakes

Cool cupcakes completely before covering to keep tops from becoming sticky (about 30 minutes).

Cover cupcakes that will be frosted later loosely so the tops stay dry. If covered tightly, they become sticky and difficult to frost.

Store cupcakes with a creamy-type frosting loosely covered with foil, plastic wrap or waxed paper or under a cake safe or inverted bowl.

Refrigerate cupcakes with whipped cream toppings or cream fillings.

Frost cupcakes with fluffy frosting on the day they are to be served.

Freeze cupcakes two to three months, tightly wrapped.

To prevent frosting on frosted cupcakes from sticking, freeze cupcakes uncovered 1 hour, then insert a toothpick in the top of the cupcake, and tightly wrap.

Thaw cupcakes in the refrigerator or on the countertop.

When thawing on the countertop, loosen or remove wrapping to prevent condensation.

Decorating gel, hard candies and colored sugars do not freeze well because they tend to run during thawing.

sourced

[1] From betty crockers recipe of cupcakes
Debate Round No. 2
katierachel

Con

katierachel forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
katierachel

Con

katierachel forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
14 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 10 records.
Posted by Jack_Dead 5 months ago
Jack_Dead
Ummm....why do you need to bake a cupcake.... ?
Posted by thewiseguy1 1 year ago
thewiseguy1
Now i shall produce the finest victoria sponge cake to see the human eye....
Posted by thewiseguy1 1 year ago
thewiseguy1
Mikal

Religion is a set of beliefs and practises...

Really???

I beleive the sky is blue... i practise exercise weekly. I practise many things in life but its not a religion. It consumes me the unknoledgble humans lack on this planet.

One sentence explanations of a subject they cant simple answer correctly or ????

They simply would do so....

Or the mind simply cannot produce it....
Posted by AngelofDeath 1 year ago
AngelofDeath
10/10 would bake
Posted by Geogeer 1 year ago
Geogeer
Great, now I'm hungry...
Posted by tejretics 1 year ago
tejretics
"It's an imaginary cupcake." Lolol
Posted by Forthelulz 1 year ago
Forthelulz
The Forthelulz Guide to Creating a Religion
As Seen on DebateDotOrg
Step 1: A Catchy Title
Example: The Church of Mindless Debating
Step 2: A God (am I)
Example: Forthelulz
Step 3: A religious tome, open to interpretation by scholars and/or trolls
Example: The Most Holy and Awesome Scripture of the Church of Mindless Debating
Step 4: Something that stands out
Example: "Oh yeah? Well our worship consists of playing Call of Cthulhu."
Step 5: A compound somewhere
Example: "Step this way into our compound." "This is a basement" "SILENCE, UNBELIEVER!"
Step 6: Some kind of charity (optional)
Example: The "Help EthanAuneM be a Better Person on Debate Dot Org Charitable Foundation"
http://www.debate.org...
The relevant quote in the comment section is
"Yea right mishap queen. You know what you were? A mishap because your parents said the same thing but didn't follow through.[sic]"
Those that know mishapqueen know that she is a nice person and whatnot.
Don't mess with my friends.
Step 7: A Priesthood
Example: The Holy Orders of the Church of Mindless Debating
Posted by Mikal 1 year ago
Mikal
Its an imaginary cupcake
Posted by wampe 1 year ago
wampe
I completely agree that a god is totally different than a cupcake. I can show cupcakes are real... I see no reason that worshiping a cupcake would yield different results tan worshiping a god.
Posted by tschuk 1 year ago
tschuk
Mikal you're being ignorant. A god is entirely different than a cupcake. That's about as foolish as the whole "Flying Spaghetti Monster" thing.

Debating a God and creating a cupcake are entirely different. Shows enough about your debate skills
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Reasons for voting decision: FF although I am tempted to keep the Conduct points neutral because Pro said baking those cupcakes would be a snap, and he lied. Those cupcakes turned out like shit. Anyway, Argument points go to Pro for refuting Con. And also for the cute cupcake recipe.
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