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← Can theists be convinced by reason?

QuestioningKat's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by QuestioningKat

In this environment, I fight every day with my family, my friends, my girlfriend, her colleagues and her co-religionists. I really try to make them use their reason and consider my atheist arguments objectively. Even though the works of Richard Dawkins and others has helped me a lot in clarifying and organizing my arguments, I must admit to having had very poor results in this attempt. Of course, I don't pretend to be as clear and convincing as he is!

Of course! They think you're an idiot for picking fights. "I really try to MAKE them use their reason..." You sound unreasonable. You have a choice - Love them for who they are - or- try to force them to change their views. Perhaps if you model the "loving them for who they are", they will get the message and do the same towards you.

Sat, 10 Dec 2011 00:34:28 UTC | #897336