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Farokh Shahabi Nezhad

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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 14 2013: The believers forget that they are only the creature of GOD and not the GOD himself in all religions
    and everyone in this world want to believe in GOD (and upto some extent have that belief ) so by debating we all want to know how to strengthen that belief by seeking answers which we dont know and the person fighting will always be the one who is unable to answer or justify that answer.

    and "Belief" ( in this content religion ) in itself is the most powerful attribute of a person. .
    The difference (argument/fighting) comes when he wants to prove to others that he believes, by his actions

    Hope to get your views on this.
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      Feb 14 2013: They really forget sometimes....
    • Feb 17 2013: sumit sharma,

      I agree with you.

      Debate of any subject at all, is exactly the same as you've described so well.

      May I take license with this remark?
      "and religion in itself is the most powerful attribute of a person."

      I would however take exception with the word religion.
      Might I suggest instead "belief"?

      Would you perhaps allow this change?

      "Belief being the most powerful attribute of a person, and religion the vehicle a person uses.
      The argument/fighting (difference) by his actions, comes when he wants to prove (to others)
      that he believes...

      I hope this change will not offend you.
      • Feb 18 2013: Frank Barry

        I am grateful for this suggestion.

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