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← Can theists be convinced by reason?

GrunnenEnSeyst's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by GrunnenEnSeyst

Perhaps you could try to figure out what is tying them to their own beliefs. These people are really close to you, some of them, so you might have a chance to actually find out. If you know this, you might be able to take away those bonds, and then things might change. Very likely, those things will at least have an important emotional component. You could perhaps try to make them feel the way you feel about certain issues. For example, if they think one can't be good without god, try to make them realise how morality works within your intellectual and emotional framework. Well, that would be my take, I think. And I have not had success talking people out of religion myself...

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 23:02:13 UTC | #897314