Existence of Santa
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When I was younger, I believed in Santa, but now, I know better. Santa Claus is simply a ruse to get kids to be good, because if they are bad they will get "nothing but coal" from Santa. This is not only a lie but it has transformed Christmas from the celebration of Jesus' birth to the obsessive rush for presents. Children are spoiled, and bad parents give them everything they want. Self centered children find presents more important then the birth of Jesus. This is wrong.
Different people believe in different things, but the Idea of a fat man in a big red suit, landing his flying reindeer on roofs, squeezing down chimneys, and giving toys to people from his never ending sack of toys, while eating cookies, is just ridiculous. Though it does contribute to holiday fun, it also contributes to overeating, and Christmas-related accidents, such as children getting stuck in their chimneys, men in Santa suits getting drunk and thinking they are actually Santa, thefts and burglaries, and angry mall-Santas turning down children with mental issues.
FrancesR forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by Chrysippus 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con concedes Pro's (rather underhanded) argument - Santa the concept exists, although the person does not currently exist. Bit of a bait-and-switch there, Pro; bad form. Con then forfeits his last round. Arguments to Pro for concession.
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