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  1. 1. Which topic

    • Pro-life
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    • Get rid of X-Mas and only have Christmas in holiday ads
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My English teacher is letting us pick the topic for an argumentative essay we have to do I have two topics in mind.

1. Pro-life

2. Get rid of X-Mas and only have Christmas in holiday ads.

 

Which should I choose? 

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I'd say argue a pro-life position. It'll be difficult and possibly get you more negative backlash but the whole X-mas/Christmas thing is ultimately pointless.

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I'd say argue a pro-life position. It'll be difficult and possibly get you more negative backlash but the whole X-mas/Christmas thing is ultimately pointless.

Also because X-mas actually has a reasonable history what with capital "chi" being the short hand for Christ back in the day. 

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Also because X-mas actually has a reasonable history what with capital "chi" being the short hand for Christ back in the day.

This.

Pro-life could be a fun topic since so many (including myself) are pro-choice in this day and age. Kind of a pushing against the tide sort of thing.

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Pro-life. How's is it when someone kills a pregnant mother it's double homicide, but when the baby is aborted, it's not considered homicide?

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Ugh, the whole abortion issue has been rehashed countless times over the last several years. Pick something more creative and less banal if you can.

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Ugh, the whole abortion issue has been rehashed countless times over the last several years. Pick something more creative and less banal if you can.

I was going to say something like this, but didn't want to sound mean.

Of the two choices, pro-life is better. But try doing something else.

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Pro-choice because your personal beliefs shouldn't be laws against someones body and difficult decisions pertaining to their possible health or death.

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Pro-life, because the other option doesn't make too much sense.

Pro-choice because your personal beliefs shouldn't be laws against someones body and difficult decisions pertaining to their possible health or death.

I'll debate you on this later. :)

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Write on the banality of the public education system.

Edited by C. Ingram

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As tempted as I am to say the Christmas one just to be festive... of the two options given, Pro-Life. 

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I'll debate you on this later. :)

I genuinely look forward to this. Although I'm sure a civil discussion is all that's required. ;)

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Do yourself, your sanity, and everyone who's ever cared about you a favor. Find a third option.

Edited by Yves

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Do yourself, your sanity, and everyone who's ever cared about you a favor. Find a third option.

 

Seconded.

 

When I was in college I took two philosophy classes where I was assigned arguing the pro-choice position.  I won the debates simply because I took a platform of subjective morality. You would, most likely, lose to this same argument - it's a nasty sleight of hand.

 

If you choose to argue about the semantics of x-mass and Christmas you'll get bored.  Now, if you can somehow argue between Christmas as a feast Holy Day vs Christmas as a commercial holiday, then you'll have more fun.  If this is the case, I suggest reading a short story C.S. Lewis wrote called, "xmas and christmas: a lost chapter of herodotus."

Edited by JAG

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