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← God and logic: help with theist conversations

chameleonpete's Avatar Jump to comment 45 by chameleonpete

"Never argue with idiots. They bring you down to their level, and they have more experience"

Can't remember were I saw this, but it's certainly true in my experience. My wife's friend once asked me, why I didn't believe in God..I gave the standard answer - I have never seen any evidence that god, or gods exist,. Simple. I should have known better but asked why she believed god exists. There followed about an hour of pointeless discussion. It didn't matter what logical arguement I put, anyone determined to be deluded, will remain deluded, so in the end I decided it wasn't worth it.

Did I learn - no! A few weeks ago I was accosted by two young lads. Amazingly polite Canadians (as I found out later), asking me what I thought about the relevance of Jesus Christ...another 20 minutes of pointless banter!

Arguments over anything are OK if there are valid points to be drawn, but when they can't/won't obey the laws of logic, it just gets frustrating, people get angry, and life's too short!

Sat, 12 May 2012 06:10:20 UTC | #941137