Debate on regilious topics?

India
February 2, 2007 11:38pm CST
Would you involve yourself in topics of regilious importance, when among friends or in parties? I have personally felt that such topics always end in heated arguments and develop ill feelings.
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@merkava (1225)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Before I've had countless debates with my friends from different faiths. We all say that our God is the original and one and only God. I learned one thing, You can get through a man by talking about his religion and not through yours. Don't force them or shove it in their face that your religion is the alpha and omega. Everyone is entitled to choose the religion they see fit.
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@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
When among friends and parties, a friendly inter-faith dialogue is good rather than debate or argumentation. It is informative and helps develop friendship. As long as one will approach the subject with an open mind and no holier than thou attitude, no religious fanaticism and dognatism, dialogue is a healthy exercise of the mind.
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• India
3 Feb 07
I do agree on what you got to say, but many a times certain issues that arise in the course of your discussions might hurt a persons faith and this would lead to acrimony
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• India
3 Feb 07
I do agree on what you got to say, but many a times certain issues that arise in the course of your discussions might hurt a persons faith and this would lead to acrimony
@RebeccaLynn (2256)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I do all the time. Personally I feel that if you know your particular religion well and are comfortable in it then there is no reason for heated debates. You can tell it the way you believe but you don't have to push it on ther people to believe the same as you do. That is what causes the fighting.
• India
3 Feb 07
As you say, when two individuals who have expertise in par in their faith and never wanna look at the others viewpoint, rationally leads to problems, dont you think so?
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• United States
3 Feb 07
I think it is important to listen to what another person has to say regarding their beliefs. You might just learn something! Heated debates are useless. Noone is truly listening to the other. They are so intent on getting their own point across that they never take the time to hear what is being said. I am comfortable in my religion, but I don't expect you to instantly believe the way that I do just because I think it's right. All of the arguing is just ridiculous as far as I'm concerned.
• Canada
3 Feb 07
I have done this often, and invariably the debate gets a little toasty (heh), but I consider myself a 'student of faith' in many ways and I love to learn about other religions. I was raised Catholic, spent most of my time in my childhood with a mormon best friend, and most of the kids I went to Catholic school with were either United or Presbyterian (go figure, eh?). As an adult, I delved into the study of Buddhism, a little Islam, paganism in general, which is where I finally settled.
• India
5 Feb 07
I appreciate your knowledge of on all faiths. Good, it helps you to be a complete rational being untill you dont become a fanatic of any one of these faiths.