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How to Debate Religion or Politics in Four Steps

April 3, 2013
By LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!


How to debate religion in four easy steps:

"You are stupid."

"Your ideas are stupid."

"People from your group are stupid."

"You shouldn't judge me!"


How to debate politics in four easy steps:

"You are stupid."

"Your ideas are stupid."

"People from your group are stupid."

"You shouldn't judge me!"


Then just walk away. And that's all you need to know.


The author's comments:
This is not how I debate politics or religion, goodness no! XD But this is the gist of the comments I see on religious or political debates. Rather than the ideas being attacked, the people making the statements are attacked, which is one of the first no-no laws of debates and logic. Debate over ideas, people, not who says them. The representation rarely meets the message, and an entire group is going to have bad apples in it; don't see one faction as the whole population of those who hold such ideas. Give the truth a try, and dig for it.

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on May. 23 2013 at 9:56 pm
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LOL!! Sad but true....except oddly enough the debate forum on here is really civil and fun lol

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on Apr. 18 2013 at 12:22 am
ZoieRose GOLD, Olympia, Washington
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People don't always put up walls to keep other people out, sometimes they put up walls to see who's strong enough to break them down

I have to show this to my step-dad, he will love it