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Farokh Shahabi Nezhad

CEO & Co-Founder at Idearun, TEDxTehran


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Is there any way to prevent religious debates from turning into a big fight?

People discuss lots of things, politics, sports, anything
But when they discuss religious opinions, most of the time, they get all angry and try to win even with fight.
why is that? why that can't be a normal subject?
and more important, How can we prevent this?


Closing Statement from Farokh Shahabi Nezhad

Tnx everyone for their replies. I enjoyed learning from different aspect for this problem.

I can only conclude this : Don't argue with someone unless they are open minded and ready to be changed and challenged.

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    Feb 11 2013: Farohk, have you ever been involved in a religious conversation, when it broke out into a fight?

    And is your question about people of the SAME religion discussing something inside their religion,
    OR people from DIFFERENT religions talking about their own beliefs?
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      Feb 11 2013: Yes I'v been, a lot.
      same, different and even between none believers and believers. The result is always the same.
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        Feb 11 2013: Were the religious conversations that broke into fights between you and one other party, or was there a "group" discussion?

        I would love to hear an example of what happened, if you would care to share.

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