Its not my cup of tea joining debate groups...
November 21, 2011 12:18am CST
I think most atheist like joining a debate group. Most of them become argumentative rather than kind-hearted, they were so much critical to the point of becoming irrational. In most cases if you will analyze this people who join in a debate group they all wanted to voice out their opinion regarding some or certain issues which they think affect them or the world itself. Well it is not a bad idea but I think there is a deeper reason why a person would like to voice out his opinion regarding some issues, let say: An Atheist debating against Muslim. based on my own experience they were trying to change someone like their friend who they can't change,for eg. I have a friend and her former crush is so in love with wearing Hijab and Burga, so prolly that was one reason why he is so upset with Muslims, and wearers of Hijab. But for me he shouldn't be affected because his crush might like the idea of wearing hijab but she isn't some kinda saint while wearing one. "its just a clothing or a costume that she wraps around her but doesn't affect her.. jeje. This must be a reason why they end up finding a place where they can say their piece and that is the mere reason why they become so persistent. I think its a waste of time and energy being in a group, esp if you will do nothing but debate. I'd like to spend my time in a more productive things rather than spending it there. Since we all know we can't change anyone and shove down our ideas in their throats. I think if they will realize, they will realize it by themselves.
21 Nov 11
I think we all are doing the same thing no matter if we are atheists or we believe there is a god,or even if we are ignorants and never thought deeply if there is or there isn`t a god .Atheists can be as fanatical and illogical as some of the believers are there is no difference because in fact one way or another you still have beliefs.Public debates and especially these internet debates where you can hide behind your computer are a pretty bad idea but since we don`t have anything better to do we keep writing our crap and the good news is we will get paid for it too .
30 Nov 11
jeje but there are some debates that doesn't earn you money except enemies :D..I think everyone becomes illogical. All of us don't have any proof that will dismiss that there is no God or there is God. I just think we should just respect everyone, whether we do not hold the same belief.
21 Nov 11
I'm not really sure if most atheists do in fact like joining debates, but I guess everyone is entitled to voice out their opinions. Actually, I think it's okay to try to change someone else's belief or opinion. I mean, if a person's belief in something is strong, then no debate whatsoever would change that person's mind. It's only when your belief is weak that you succumb to the influence of the debaters. What I noticed, however, is that some people use more of the emotional aspect rather than reasoning when they engage in religious debates, which I think is wrong. You try to convince a person using logic and reasoning, not through personal attacks or something :)
30 Nov 11
Jeah right everyone is entitle to voice out their opinion including myself.I don't think so,We can always share our thoughts but changing is a bit harsh.A person should come to her/his own senses and change his own belief. Nah, I didn't notice that :P what I notice from all debates people just tend to create riffs between religious and non-religious people which I think is wrong. There are no debates that doesn't end up having personal attacks. Its part of the game.