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Are debates about religion often productive?

Envisage
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1/16/2015 2:59:10 PM
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At 1/16/2015 2:43:03 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Are they productive at all?

Depends on who you debate. I wouldn't bother debating though if it was purely for the purpose of changing other people's minds. I debate mostly to learn and have fun.
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1/16/2015 3:09:51 PM
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At 1/16/2015 2:43:03 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Are they productive at all?

Depends on the definition of productive and who you debate.
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1/16/2015 3:14:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/16/2015 2:59:10 PM, Envisage wrote:
At 1/16/2015 2:43:03 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Are they productive at all?

Depends on who you debate. I wouldn't bother debating though if it was purely for the purpose of changing other people's minds. I debate mostly to learn and have fun.

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1/16/2015 6:04:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/16/2015 2:43:03 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Are they productive at all?

Some are some are not.
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1/16/2015 8:13:03 PM
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At 1/16/2015 2:43:03 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Are they productive at all?

Very productive if you're into human psychology and sociology. It can be very informative.
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1/16/2015 10:37:52 PM
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At 1/16/2015 2:43:03 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Are they productive at all?

I think so, as long as both people treat it as an educational exchange instead of going on a Crusade.

Every person has a story, a world all their own, and a way of understanding their place in it. For many, religion is an integral part of that world. You cannot understand society, which is the intersection of the stories of a community of people, if you don't understand the common threads within the human psyche. Religion is one of the brightest threads in our tattered, dirty tapestry. It moves people to great lengths, for better or for worse, in ways that mundane affairs seldom can.
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