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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 18 2013: Sub; DVA-SUPARNA
    A bird takes a shelter under a Tree and Unable look beyond. Another Searches for the Spirit. This Syndrome is addressed as DVA-SUPARNA in ancient philosophical Texts The Common Element is Unity of Thought and Mind to Conscious spiritual Enlightenment Index- Cosmology Vedas Interlinks-Knowledge Base -crate Centers of Excellence..
    Wisdom is to addres the issues through Spirituality- conferences..Cosmology World Peace
    • Feb 19 2013: Vidyardhi,

      I find it exciting when someone expresses ideas whereof I have no knowledge.
      The truth is, I shy away from the enlightenment of spirit. But, I just don't know.
      I will research DVA-SUPARNA for my personal enlightenment and benefit.
      Thank you.
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      Feb 20 2013: A skeptical monkey may admit the universe is an amazing place and there is much unknown but looks for evidence of claims. Another relies heavily on intuition and subjective experiences.

      I suggest there are forms of enlightenment that don't involve mysticism, magic, the supernatural.

      The spirit may be a useful metaphor for our finite consciousness and being, rather than something magical and eternal.

      Each to their own I guess as long as they don't harm others.

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