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Mysterious_Stranger
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6/20/2013 10:27:39 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
In my opinion no person can properly be persuaded to change their beliefs, or if they do then they must not have had a strong faith in the first place. What do others think of this?
Turn around, go back.
Fruitytree
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6/20/2013 1:27:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Well there are people who were priests, Rabbis , preaching their own religion and did revert, eventually to Islam, and some say they were actually believing their faith, but did research, it took some years, some decades.Well I don't thin I need to provide evidence for you could find plenty online. But this is a counter example and should be enough to break your statementThere is hope...
bladerunner060
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6/20/2013 2:21:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I doubt instant conversion is likely with those who hold strong beliefs; they're too entrenched. But at the same time, I do think that the ideas of a debate can percolate through, and can eventually cause a shift.
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Mysterious_Stranger
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6/20/2013 2:53:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/20/2013 1:28:48 PM, Fruitytree wrote:
You should have called it "reversion" right ?

Probably.
Turn around, go back.
wiploc
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6/20/2013 3:34:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/20/2013 10:27:39 AM, Mysterious_Stranger wrote:
In my opinion no person can properly be persuaded to change their beliefs,

Why would you think that? Would it be improper for someone to give you significant information?
bulproof
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6/20/2013 9:14:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/20/2013 1:28:48 PM, Fruitytree wrote:
You should have called it "reversion" right ?
If one was to revert one would revert to atheism/agnosticism.
Religion is just mind control. George Carlin
Rational_Thinker9119
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6/20/2013 9:20:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/20/2013 10:27:39 AM, Mysterious_Stranger wrote:
In my opinion no person can properly be persuaded to change their beliefs, or if they do then they must not have had a strong faith in the first place. What do others think of this?

This does not follow. Why can't you have a strong faith, but then be persuaded to the opposite direction?
philochristos
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6/20/2013 9:46:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/20/2013 10:27:39 AM, Mysterious_Stranger wrote:
In my opinion no person can properly be persuaded to change their beliefs, or if they do then they must not have had a strong faith in the first place. What do others think of this?

Experience tells me otherwise.
"Not to know of what things one should demand demonstration, and of what one should not, argues want of education." ~Aristotle

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~Aristotle