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25-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Another convo with a theist
Just had a chat with a 'friend' on facebook. He posted something about gay marriage and how God abhors it. Well, I tried to debate it. This was my first time debating somebody I knew that wasn't a close personal friend or family member. And I think I'm ready to slam my face into my desk.

I think I got most annoyed that his only counter, which he used repeatedly, over and over and over and over and over, was "well that's just your opinion".

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25-06-2014, 07:26 AM
RE: Another convo with a theist
Ask the question :

What do think is worse:
Gay Marriage or incest ?
Men kissing or infanticide ?

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25-06-2014, 08:27 AM
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(25-06-2014 07:10 AM)=jesse= Wrote:  Just had a chat with a 'friend' on facebook. He posted something about gay marriage and how God abhors it. Well, I tried to debate it. This was my first time debating somebody I knew that wasn't a close personal friend or family member. And I think I'm ready to slam my face into my desk.

I think I got most annoyed that his only counter, which he used repeatedly, over and over and over and over and over, was "well that's just your opinion".

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Remind him that his religion is also an opinion. The only people that call his religion a fact are the people that share his religious beliefs. Tell him that Muslims believe that their religion is a fact just as much as Christians think that theirs is a fact.

Science gives us facts. Religion gives us opinions and requires us to blindly follow those opinions because it relies on faith, not facts.

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25-06-2014, 08:43 AM
RE: Another convo with a theist
lol, yea we went through that too. And it boiled right back to 'depends on your understanding...' and 'your opinion'. Could be worse I guess. He didn't set me on fire or throw rocks at me for being a blasphemer Big Grin

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25-06-2014, 08:55 AM
RE: Another convo with a theist
"You are a bigoted jerk who cannot think for yourself."

"!!! What was that for?"

"It's just my opinion, calm down."



Of course, whether or not someone hates something isn't an opinion to begin with. Did the debate shift a bit to whether or not gay marriage was a bad thing, or is that just another reason why the response is bad?
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25-06-2014, 09:03 AM
RE: Another convo with a theist
(25-06-2014 08:43 AM)=jesse= Wrote:  lol, yea we went through that too. And it boiled right back to 'depends on your understanding...' and 'your opinion'. Could be worse I guess. He didn't set me on fire or throw rocks at me for being a blasphemer Big Grin

It does depend on understanding, you understand what you're talking about and he doesn't.

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25-06-2014, 09:50 AM
RE: Another convo with a theist
(25-06-2014 07:10 AM)=jesse= Wrote:  Just had a chat with a 'friend' on facebook. He posted something about gay marriage and how God abhors it. Well, I tried to debate it. This was my first time debating somebody I knew that wasn't a close personal friend or family member. And I think I'm ready to slam my face into my desk.

I think I got most annoyed that his only counter, which he used repeatedly, over and over and over and over and over, was "well that's just your opinion".

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Well, depending on the arguments you have been presenting, you always have the zinger "Reality is not an opinion."

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