The Instigator
toast333
Con (against)
Losing
7 Points
The Contender
mongeese
Pro (for)
Winning
21 Points

the bible is ment to be taken literally

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mongeese
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/23/2009 Category: Religion
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,552 times Debate No: 8749
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (22)
Votes (4)

 

toast333

Con

my opponent will commence.
mongeese

Pro

http://en.wikipedia.org...(writing)

"A bible for writers is a reference document used for information on a story's characters, settings and other elements."

The bible is meant to be taken very literally. They base their stories on them. They don't include figurative language when compiling databases about their literature. That would only confuse them.
Debate Round No. 1
toast333

Con

toast333 forfeited this round.
mongeese

Pro

Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
toast333

Con

toast333 forfeited this round.
mongeese

Pro

Extend all arguments.

I have commenced. My opponent has no arguments. Vote PRO.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
Defaulted PRO, due to forfeits.
Posted by mongeese 8 years ago
mongeese
B/A - PRO
Conduct - PRO
(CON forfeited.)
Spelling/Grammar - PRO
(CON didn't capitalize.)
Convincing Arguments - PRO
(CON had no arguments.)
Reliable Sources - PRO
(PRO had a source. CON did not.)
Posted by mongeese 8 years ago
mongeese
I wish my losses came as hard as an actual defeat, rather than being ranted against and vote-bombed...
Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
I wish my wins came as easy as accepting a debate and watching my opponent forfeit the rest...
Posted by Lifeisgood 8 years ago
Lifeisgood
"Yeah, but that works best as CON."

True. But you still could have done something with it. And, once again, I say your approach was better.
Posted by mongeese 8 years ago
mongeese
Yeah, but that works best as CON. I'm PRO. I'd have to use "ment" to affirm. Negating in that way would be so much easier.
Posted by Lifeisgood 8 years ago
Lifeisgood
It's a suffix. You could have had a little fun with it.
http://www.merriam-webster.com...
Posted by mongeese 8 years ago
mongeese
The word "ment" doesn't even exist, though...
Posted by Lifeisgood 8 years ago
Lifeisgood
I didn't say 'claim the resolution to be invalid', I said punish him for misspelling a word in the resolution. You could have distorted it to mean something really wierd.

Like I said before though, what you did was probably better.
Posted by mongeese 8 years ago
mongeese
How could I claim the resolution to be invalid as PRO? That would be debate suicide.
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