This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.


← Religious conversation and the Socratic method

MAJORPAIN's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by MAJORPAIN

I had a "crazy" patient come through the ER the other night. He told me about god and jesus and wanted to know if I knew I could live forever.

I asked him, "do I have a choice...I mean in the living forever part? What if I don't want to live forever?"

It was if I asked him if he knew I was from Mars. The look on his face said it all. He had never thought of that.

I know this doesn't answer your question per se but it is my approach. I can't actually tell anybody they're an idiot to their face, but I've learned to ask questions that show up their naive approach.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:29:32 UTC | #945840