Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — April 26, 2012 @ 10:51 am
You do your thing, I’ll do mine.
I enjoy a good debate with a Hitchenist. I had a real decent one once that I thought was going really well and really was an interchange of thoughts and ideas. But it turns out he became pretty upset with me when I didn’t see things his way -I was suddenly guilty of taking away his rights and instituting a theocracy in the US.
I would that more Christians and Hitchenists would see it as old-hat and silly, because rarely does either side say, “Oh, I never thought of that before”.
We really can all get along until someone wants to force someone else to see things their way or suffer the consequences. I don’t care who it is, people need to make up their own minds. That’s the kicker about the Mussie’s theology: By Mohammed’s mammaries, If you don’t follow Allah they won’t rest until you do.
Para 1: i.e. a jackass
Para 2: Yeah, when it comes to deeply held principles, you can’t convince anyone during an argument/debate. They’re not considering the merits of your argument; they’re formulating their own. You’re asking them to admit that they’ve been wrong, sometimes for their whole adult life. They have to come to a new way of thinking on their own. Worth a shot try, though.
Para 3: Indeed. (see: First Amendment)
The European kill-the-infidels denominations/sects have “grown up” over the past millennia; and the Islamists will have to, as well. It’ll be messy, though.
Comment by DougM (jackassophobe) — April 26, 2012 @ 11:25 am
Actually, it’s between Islamists and everybody else. That’s just how Islamists roll, man.