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Why do we have to argue with religious people?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris G Dec 23, 2010. 73 Replies

Really people, I don't get what's the point in arguing with really religious people... is like yelling at deaf people. Is as useful as praying for atheists to become catholics. I guess the only way…Continue

 

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Chris G replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"Because they control the world. They are deaf, and we are blind."
Dec 23, 2010
James replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"Aw shucks! :)  I do wish I had more time to comment, but at times it is already somewhat late when I get on. So I do a quick skim of the topics for the most part. By the time I roll around the great TA community usually has the topic all…"
Dec 22, 2010
Mo Trauen replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"That is the problem.  They can't abide living in a free country.  They want theocracy.  It is the only form of government that is consistent with their views.  Freedom and diversity are weeds in their mental garden, itches…"
Dec 22, 2010
Cathleen Sessions replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"I don't argue with religious people unless they start it.  And then I don't argue except with civility.  If they can't be civil there is no point in an arguement."
Dec 21, 2010
Jean Marie replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"//"OK, I can see your point, I am willing to conceed that its possible given enough time that legislation can change minds. "//   uhm, Ben, what kind of freakishly rational and easy going type of member are you, anyway?  WHO LET…"
Dec 21, 2010
Ben replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"OK, I can see your point, I am willing to conceed that its possible given enough time that legislation can change minds. I would definitely agree with you though that in matters of civil rights we should never be concerned about the feelings of…"
Dec 21, 2010
Jennifer Ulean Breedlove replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"I completely agree that we need to be active. I even sometimes see the need to argue with some of these religious people, How ever I think we are better off putting our arguing tactics to the things we are being active about. I agree with everyone…"
Dec 21, 2010
Mo Trauen replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"No, sorry.  I stopped reading fantasy right around the time his career started to take off.  The name was vaguely familiar but I had to google him to remember him."
Dec 21, 2010
Jean Marie replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"Matt, i so so agree, with your post there, and many other posts here, too.   I so agree, that activists putting pressure, can impact our legislation.  Yes, it can! Even one person, can make a difference....start a wave.  sometimes,…"
Dec 21, 2010
Jean Marie replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"//"Yes, legislation can improve things but I do not think that social change comes from a trickle down effect - it has to start at the bottom first. "//   this might be true for some things, but, look at abortion.  When first…"
Dec 21, 2010
Mo Trauen replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
Dec 21, 2010
Mo Trauen replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"Yes, they certainly do that.  They tell us to keep our opinions to ourselves, then make it impossible for us to do so.   Be careful about cornering them, however.  They can become very dangerous when you do that.  They may not…"
Dec 21, 2010
Michael L replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"It is possible to sway people, not overnight perhaps, but we can plant seeds.  The trick, in my experience, is to play upon the better nature of others.  Christianity is evil. (among many other religions)  To be a Christian, one must…"
Dec 21, 2010
Mo Trauen replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"Missy,   Thank you for mentioning this:   " The main reason people like to come to our house to play cards is because it is safe for them and they are searching for propaganda to use against you!! Have you ever considered that they…"
Dec 21, 2010
Mo Trauen replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"That's a great observation!  Is it yours?"
Dec 21, 2010
Michael Sizer-Watt replied to Dano's discussion 'Why do we have to argue with religious people?'
"Because they get in our faces and the only way to make them go away (without doing something immoral) is to argue with them until they give up on us."
Dec 21, 2010

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