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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 12 2013: Most things, especially religion and politics, are theories and theologies that people have to perceive for themselves. They may believe fully and completely and by debating them it brings out their lesser qualities. A discussion between a Christian Zealot and a Jihadist Muslim for instance would probably degenerate into a fight faster that you can say their names. Their likely not to agree on any topics...at least not admit to agreeing.

    In order to keep a discussion or debate from becoming an arguement all parties have to be warned that although their ideals may be polarizing they aren't allowed to disolve into squabbling. They need to keep and open mind and actually listen to what the other person has to say without judgement.

    Basically all I'm saying is that there must be a base maturity agreed upon before you even open up the discussion.

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