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Caringheart
 
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Quote Caringheart Replybullet Topic: a word about debate
    Posted: 09 January 2013 at 6:26pm
A friend of mine wrote this on his blog and I thought it worth sharing here.
 
"I really don't mind debate, as long as the exchange is amicable and respectful. Once is becomes clear that ones premises are not being considered or debated, but that name-calling and irrational statements begin, the debate is no longer a debate but a brawl.

...And, it is irrational to expect to "win" every debate. That doesn't mean your premise has been disproved, but that you have failed to convince the other party. As I often say, " a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still." (I don't know the author of that quote.)"

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Quote Matt Browne Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2013 at 4:53am
Very wise!

A religion that's intolerant of other religions can't be the world's best religion --Abdel Samad
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people--Eleanor Roosevelt
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