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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2004, 02:32:39 PM »

Grin What is Lacking in Many Debates?  Grin


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Now see, I thought adding that ingredient is what made it become a debate!  Grin  Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2004, 10:23:14 PM »

Well....I'm sure this will torque a lot of jaws.

What is missing in most debates is the same thing that is missing here...sticking to the subject, and using logic and sound argumentation.

Most debates are not so much a matter of getting the "other guy" to change their mind, but in convincing those who "listen" by the weight of argument.

In Christian argument (predominantly evangelical) form, reliance upon and presentation of an abundance of applicable scripture in well-formed arguments is what is missing.

Granted that most of the "debates" are a combination of ad hominems, appeals to authority, guilt by association and so on ad nauseum, but that is a function of the individuals inability to properly construct their argument to begin with.

And there will always be those who refuse to reason, relying instead upon what they have learned, been taught, or heard from someone else.

"my people perish for a lack of knowledge".

i agree  debators should  back there  opinion up but also be tolerant  to others opinion and not act as if there way is right and everyone else is wrong
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2004, 10:26:14 PM »

Grin What is Lacking in Many Debates?  Grin


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reba,

i dont  understand what you mean with this  post
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2004, 09:58:56 AM »

Grin What is Lacking in Many Debates?  Grin


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reba,

i dont  understand what you mean with this  post

Hello One and welcome to the fourms... inside jokes are not so fun to new members so i will gladly explane....

Hitch is my brother (as in same parents) he has a fast knowledge of scripture, coupled with a rude mouth  Cry , lets just say if you look up the word sarcasm in the dictionary you would find “Hitch”.  He was asked to leave. So i kid around about him.... I miss his posts here and could just ring his neck for letting his sarcasm when over the tender heart  I know him to hide….

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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2004, 01:06:41 AM »

Grin What is Lacking in Many Debates?  Grin


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reba,

i dont  understand what you mean with this  post

Hello One and welcome to the fourms... inside jokes are not so fun to new members so i will gladly explane....

Hitch is my brother (as in same parents) he has a fast knowledge of scripture, coupled with a rude mouth  Cry , lets just say if you look up the word sarcasm in the dictionary you would find “Hitch”.  He was asked to leave. So i kid around about him.... I miss his posts here and could just ring his neck for letting his sarcasm when over the tender heart  I know him to hide….



oh ...ok thanks for explaining  
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