Friday, February 29, 2008

Dire circumstances are imminent, and in this shadow of impending catastrophe I fly unto the indefatigable Chesterteens for aid.

MISSION: PERSUASIVE SPEECH

TOPIC: CHESTERTON

AUDIENCE: CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOLED TEENS

COUNTDOWN: 3 DAYS

HELLLPPPP!

I'm trying to think of 3 main points, and collect some poignant quotes. Chesterton converting C. S. Lewis is probably going to prove most effective on this non-Catholic audience, but that's only one point. I would be greatly indebted to anyone who has ideas for possible arguments.

3 comments:

Nancy C. Brown said...

You could site Chesterton's arguments in the Illustrated London News which was read by M. Ghandi and which started his non-violent protest against British rule of India.

You could say that although Chesterton and Shaw didn't agree on anything, they were friends. That's amazing.

But what is you main point? That Chesterton is persuasive? Then how about the fact that Joseph Pearce, an atheist skin head, sitting in a jail in Ireland, wanting to reform the big bad world, is given a book by Chesterton, told to read ONE PART ONLY (the chapter on economics) and warned NOT to read the rest. Well, he's in jail with nothing to do, so he reads the rest. Converts. Now, he's a college professor writing books. His first book? A THANK YOU to Chesterton: Chesterton's Biography, Wisdom and Innocence.

Good luck with your speech!

Algernon said...

I'll pray that the Holy Spirit procrastinates!

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