Should Debate About Religion Be Open And Without Restraint?


I believe it is fine to debate religious ideas, within reason. However, we need to understand that when people’s core beliefs are threatened they become defensive and inflexible regardless of the content of those beliefs. To pound, willy-nilly, on issues they find threatening will only stifle debate, not extend it. Furthermore, to attempt to alter someone’s core beliefs without offering something that will adequately replace the framework of his life is to attempt cruelty of the first order.

Should Debate About Religion Be Open And Without Restraint?

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Author: Bill

Old guy. Native Floridian who likes to take a snapshot now and then.

Got an opinion? Keep it clean. Don't ask open-ended questions, like "Does the Pope belong to a coven?" Make it pertinent.

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