Mary Warren is/is not guilty of witch-craft!

Nicole Poulin

Role: 1st and 4th Negative Hook: The term ³witchcraft´ in the old testament of the Bible means ³women who use spoken curses to injure people or destroy their property´ In the new testament, the Bible describes witches as murderers who used poisons to kill people. Mrs Olchowy, Honorable Judges, and Worthy Opponents: Based on the bible¶s description of witch craft, I know that Mary Warren cannot be a witch. Thesis: Mary Warren may have sinned, however she repents her sins and because she is the only one of the girls who chooses to do the right thing, she should be commended for it. Team¶s planned arguments: - Good intensions - Watched; did not participate. - She tries to prove the other girls of lying - Sin is not witchcraft - Bible¶s definition of witchcraft

.Arguments I¶m Presenting: ONE Mary Warren did not participate in the dancing. she is not a witch. Since all arguements presented are to be based upon Puritan beliefs and the Bible is a part of Puritanism. Romans 1:25 says. to face judgment. Watching is NOT a part of witchcraft. that she was only watching. rather than the Creator«´ Mary Warren does not have an idol. . The Crucible states on page 18. . after that. any arguements that our opponents present are irrelevant. she does not worship anyone but God. chicken blood drinking. Therefore.´ Where as witches are said to believe that even after Judgement Day. ³«Man is destined to die once.TWO Mary Warren is not a witch by Biblical definition. ³They exchanged the truth of God for a lie. and worshipped and served created things.Hebrews 9:27 says. .One form of witchcraft is idolism. and other acts of witchcraft that the girls did in the forest. which is different than the single and solid Judgement day that the Bible describes. one will still have chances to redeem themselves.

³Let no one be found among you who« practices divination or sorcery. engages in witchcraft.. we should not punish her like one who is looked down by God. ³You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men. interprets omens..Witchcraft brings disillusionment.´ Mary Warren has her mind set on being Puritan and definitely does not live with the sinful nature of witchcraft. . Mary Warren remains to be a child of God.. .Clincher : Deuteronomy 18:10-12 says. and has no intensions in going against God.´ Since I have proven that Mary Warren is not a witch. . or casts spells«Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD. Mark 7:8 says.Going by what the Bible says about witchcraft.

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. Mary Warren did not participate in dancing in the woods. no true witnesses (p.93) .Did not actually dance in the woods.Mary couldn¶t pretend again without the other girls doing it too.Circumstantial evidence is accepted for supernatural cases . The poppet was made by Mary Warren while sitting in court and was given as a gift to Elizabeth Proctor. . .Used by Proctor to try to prove Abigail a fraud.Didn¶t testify for the other girls¶ dancing.Victims are the only source Arguements! 1. she only watched.93) . 3.One is either counted with the court or against it .Expresses fear that they will be named as witches. 2. 4.REBUTAL PREP: . nothing more.Witchcraft is an invisible crime possible(p. only watched. The other girls were fabricating the sickness to draw attention to themselves and to avoid punishment by pretending to be ³ill´. Mary Warren is easily influenced . did not participate Laws! . urges Abigail to tell the truth.

´ . It is typical of all humans to be caught in such situations.The needle stuck inside it was either a coincidence. everyone should be a witch. ³For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Have you ever done something with good intensions? Have these good intensions ever been percieved wrong? This is the same experience that Mary had with the poppet.. Let either of you breathe a word. Have you ever done anything against your will such as been forced by parents to clean your room even? Mary was forced by John Proctor to try to prove Abigail fraud.´ Would you agree that this verse means that all humans sin? You have said that because Mary Warren sinned she is a witch. singing ..Abigail. and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. but going by the questions you just answered. ³And mark this.. therefore putting yourself into a situation you didn't even want to be involved with from the very beginning? You believe that dancing. Have you ever been pressured to do something against your will. . being misunderstood is not a form of witchcraft. about the other things. or the edge of a word. or inserted deliberately by Abigail¶s command. Page 20 CROSS Would you agree that puritans are human beings? Romans 3:23 says. making potions and drinking chicken blood are witchcraft actions correct? Mary Warren was too scared and therefore only watched the night the girls were in the forest correct? Then would you say that watching is witchcraft? Therefore you have agreed that Mary Warren was not involved with any witchcraft actions.

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