||[May. 20th, 2006|06:25 pm]
Yea, I make sport of thee, and mock thee...
People in this community, and elsewhere on the net, seem to get into debates with people who will never change their mind on a subject. Why? Do you enjoy non-responsive answers and counter attacks?
The points that both sides of an argument seem valid to the posters but are not going to make a convert.
"Oh, I see your point about the infallibility of the Bible! I shall repent and go confess my sins to the priest tonight!"
Or; "Well, I guess I was wrong about 'The Book'. When I think of all the time I wasted trying to justify the contradictions, I get a headache."
I understand the enjoyment one can get from a discussion of opposing points of view, but most of the time I just see one side raise a valid point and the other ignore it and respond with an attack in another area.
Most people don't realize that this is not a question: "Do you want to go to hell?"
It is an argument. You have not established the existence of said place or how one may end up there.
"Do you believe in God?" What is 'God'? Of which religion?
Loaded questions with poor definitions of terms just end up being brawls not discussions.