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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?

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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 21 2013: I generally agree with Arkady," Beliefs are closely related to our identity. When our beliefs are challenged, we take it as a personal challenge." What I've noticed are logic blocks, so to speak, where understandings reach a point and go no farther. It's up to each individual to expand their own understandings themselves. Arguments are counterproductive to understanding and when one ensues I feel, the topic should be left alone.

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