How do you handle the frustration of discussing religion with fundamentalists

This is my first post, so first of all, hello to everyone! I hope that I will be able to learn a great deal here, and also that I might be of some help to you all as well. Now, to the subject at hand.

 

I live in a smallish town in Kansas. There is a large concentration of fundamentalist Christians here, and growing up going to a church school, I am friends with many of them. There are a few of my close christian friends with whom I can have a civilized, and rational conversation when it comes to religion, and why I have rejected it. But with a lot of people, it seems nigh impossible to have an intelligble conversation on the topic. Many become hostile at the meer audacity to not believe what they do, while others seem to have a mental block which prevents them from allowing logic to apply to their religious beliefs, and they tend to argue in circles. I find myself getting very frustrated with them, and so tend to avoid those conversations with most of my christian friends. And this would be an acceptable compromise for me, if it weren't for the fact that many people will take your lack of enthusiasm as an admission that you are wrong.

 

My question then, is how do you cope with the frustration of discussing religion with those who contradict themselves every two sentences, and are seemingly incapable of realizing this?

Tags: christianity, circular, debate, discussion, frustration, reasoning, tactics

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