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    missing dimension

    What is the missing dimension that turns prayer requests into answers?

    What does missing dimension mean in the above sentence?
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    Re: missing dimension

    Actually, it means nothing, but I'm sure the speaker/writer of such a sentence will have an answer ready, and it will soon follow.

    It's just the kind of line that televangelists, politicians, and other BS artists throw out. The trick is to quickly provide the answer so their listeners say, "Oh yeah, right!" before they can say, "Wait, what???"

    Writers of this kind of line are not trying to attract deep thinkers...

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    #3

    Re: missing dimension

    As always, sitifan, we can give better answers when we know the source of your quotations.

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    #4

    Re: missing dimension

    facet, aspect, part, ingredient, thing

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    Re: missing dimension

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    As always, sitifan, we can give better answers when we know the source of your quotations.
    Three Times Three Equals Twelve
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    By Mrs. N. BROWN-DAVIS on 8 May 2006 This book is outlining the idea of using prayer triplets in a church setting, ie, groups of 3 people getting together on a regular basis to pray for each other and people they know.
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    Re: missing dimension

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    facet, aspect, part, ingredient, thing
    Thank you for your explanation. But did you explain the meaning of dimension or missing dimension?
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    Re: missing dimension

    Having read post#4 above, I think a missing dimension could be a missing facet/aspect/part/ingredient/thing, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: missing dimension

    Dimensions are measurements. They are measurements of reality:

    One dimension gives the length of a line.
    Two dimensions provide the shape of something on a page, giving the area. Two dimensional objects are flat, such as pictures in a book.
    Three dimensions give an object "volume" (not as in "sound", but as in "shape"). Objects in real life have three dimensions, they are not flat.
    The fourth dimension is time.

    Scientists are always looking for extra "dimensions" to expand knowledge. A missing dimension is one beyond the ones listed above that has yet to be found or discovered. (In the same way that if a person is "missing" they can't be found).

    The writer is proposing that one of these "missing" dimensions is the one which turns prayer requests into answers.

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