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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 18 2013: Come on ...
    Surely there is a way.
    You can accept all what they say peacefully !
    You even can postpone it to another world ! They will let you kindly !
    See, it's the nature of the most of the religions to say after a while "Do so or you are blasphemer" etc.
    It's about faith. They can accept they are wrong about some ideas, like cooking or driving, but faith cannot accept any doubt. It is no kind of "maybe you are right, too."
    Faith is a dangerous thing. In the best case it is like "Let all those blinds go to hell. I'm safe."
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      Feb 18 2013: The problem is most of them doesn't like the "Postpone" thing .
    • Feb 19 2013: Amirpouya,

      That last sentence was the best part.
      You to have won the HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD award.

      A quite vigorous ending, much appreciated.
      Thank you.
      ===
      I must get this off my chest... sorry.

      Solicitation into religion has changed from the inquisition era,
      where you were asked to participate or else be tortured.

      In today's world, A soap-box, a tent, a Radio Program, a TV show,
      all collect funds from anyone who will listen to their spiel.
      It applies equally to religions and politics.

      It kind of makes one wonder about the Media. The big Con.
      When there are only 2 political choices who pay for advertising.
      Who else can be elected Dictator? Not the independent.

      Voters are such easy marks for the Con Men...
      Ok, I'm done..
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        Feb 19 2013: Frank,
        Don't be like that !
        I, and Farokh (The guy who started the conversation) live in Iran. It is really worse !
        We have one and only one political choice, imagine, I can vote or I am allowed to just shut up !
        And this party supports the religion, so I have to have their religion or I am a God damn blasphemer and they help me kindly to send me to the fire of the hell !
        If a religion improves, it says: "Be my slave or you become my slave's slave !" You can believe in a religion or they will take anything from you by their "holy" power.
        But if does not, like in Iran, it's just like Middle Ages in 21th century ! Soon we'll start burning witches !
        And believe me, it is a really good feeling to have medias to fool you, instead of having medias that have assumed you fools ... They not even try something smart to make me believe them ! They are insulting my understanding !
        • Feb 19 2013: Amirpouya,

          Wow !!!, Dang !!!, and a few more words of surprise.
          I can see why the venom runs so strongly from your pen....

          Frustration is hard to bear. But like the slaves of ancient times,
          told in the holy books. You may have to leave where you live,
          like the nomads or gypsies, and try to get to a country that will
          treat you as a valued human being.

          There is just no other answer.
          Stay and be crucified, or leave for greener pastures.

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