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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 20 2013: Thanks for asking. I would say, no based on years of observing incidents in the Church and Seminary forums.
    • Feb 21 2013: Heh, yeah, I know the feeling. But it only takes one positive example to demonstrate that it's possible. And I've experienced many. It's a heck of a lot easier when everyone understands that they're respected by everyone else (and are eager to forgive and be forgiven). And you can't go wrong with a little Love.

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