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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?

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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 13 2013: Sure there is - don't have a religious debate at all! I'm not trying to be cute here. The simple fact is that any conversation, let alone a "debate" on religion, sex, region, cast, creed and what not can only end in one way - in a big fight. When that's the case, why have a debate at all? Isn't tolerance an option?

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