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Farokh Shahabi Nezhad

CEO & Co-Founder at Idearun, BipFa

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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 19 2013: Emmett,

    Now you've won the coveted HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD award.

    However, a good Scottish Lawyer could find another argument,
    Each essential fact must be corroborated by two independent pieces of evidence.
    One piece alone cannot corroborate an essential fact, it must be corroborated by
    a second independent source.

    Every day.
    I handicap horse-races, to determine the winner, and find the two best independent
    pieces of evidence taken from past performance data, can determine the winner.
    It becomes logical to bet that horse.

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