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06-09-2012, 05:27 PM (This post was last modified: 06-09-2012 05:30 PM by Cardinal Smurf.)
RE: Facebook with theists
(06-09-2012 12:47 AM)sticks128 Wrote:  The girl I am debating with just said "I don't think God is responsible for making the earth rotate. I know he is." And the context was not a "he created the Universe so everything that happens naturally is because of him" but rather a "I feel every day he is spinning it on his metaphysical finger like a basketball" context.

It honestly feels like I just got punched in the stomach.

I don't have much experience yet with debating with theists. I myself was one many years ago and I've been reading forum posts a lot lately. So, take this with a big pile of salt if you must.

Did this debate begin spontaneously? Did you establish what you each hoped to come away from it with in the end?

From your last post it sounds like her continued interest in this debate is that she believes she will convert you.

No matter the outcome, you should both learn something from the experience. I would just take care feeding into her requests. Maybe just try to keep this verbal and not allow it to develop into each of you challenging each other with activities or involvement.

Also, as long as she continues attending church and spending most of her time with other Christians, all your work is likely for naught. If she shows no signs of doubt at all, then I would not expect your enlightenment to have an effect on her. Her fellows in Christ will likely "explain away" anything you say that may make her feel uncomfortable.

But, I could be wrong. We only have a small description so far of your dealings with her. Can you describe how she seems to feel about the subject matter you have so far offered her? Can you describe how she seems to feel about your continued debate? Does she seem inquisitive? Does she genuinely seem interested to know what your opinion is on religion? Or does she seem more eager to share more of what she knows with you?

EDIT: I read your last post again. It occurs to me that this doesn't sound like someone I would attempt to reason with.

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Facebook with theists - Red Celt - 18-08-2012, 12:09 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Erxomai - 18-08-2012, 12:30 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Vosur - 18-08-2012, 12:33 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Red Celt - 18-08-2012, 12:36 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Logica Humano - 18-08-2012, 12:35 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Stark Raving - 18-08-2012, 12:39 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Rahn127 - 18-08-2012, 04:55 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Stark Raving - 18-08-2012, 05:09 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - kingschosen - 18-08-2012, 05:10 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Chas - 18-08-2012, 05:15 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - kingschosen - 18-08-2012, 05:21 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Stark Raving - 18-08-2012, 05:23 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - kingschosen - 18-08-2012, 05:26 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Red Celt - 19-08-2012, 09:53 AM
RE: Facebook with theists - amyb - 23-08-2012, 05:51 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - calmblueocean - 27-08-2012, 02:16 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Seasbury - 24-08-2012, 11:04 AM
RE: Facebook with theists - SomeOne - 24-08-2012, 11:27 AM
RE: Facebook with theists - LadyJane - 27-08-2012, 02:25 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Vosur - 28-08-2012, 08:10 AM
Facebook with theists - Erxomai - 27-08-2012, 05:52 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - SlipStitch - 28-08-2012, 10:06 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - sticks128 - 03-09-2012, 12:16 AM
RE: Facebook with theists - Vosur - 03-09-2012, 08:14 AM
RE: Facebook with theists - Atothetheist - 03-09-2012, 12:48 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - SlipStitch - 04-09-2012, 05:50 AM
RE: Facebook with theists - Anjele - 04-09-2012, 06:06 AM
RE: Facebook with theists - sticks128 - 05-09-2012, 02:05 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - sticks128 - 06-09-2012, 12:47 AM
RE: Facebook with theists - Cardinal Smurf - 06-09-2012 05:27 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Cardinal Smurf - 06-09-2012, 05:42 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Chas - 06-09-2012, 06:03 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Cardinal Smurf - 07-09-2012, 11:28 AM
RE: Facebook with theists - amyb - 25-09-2012, 10:13 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - amyb - 08-10-2012, 01:55 PM
Facebook with theists - Cardinal Smurf - 08-10-2012, 03:48 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - amyb - 08-10-2012, 04:28 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Chas - 08-10-2012, 04:35 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - amyb - 08-10-2012, 04:38 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Chas - 08-10-2012, 04:44 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - amyb - 08-10-2012, 04:58 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - GirlyMan - 09-10-2012, 07:52 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - amyb - 10-10-2012, 11:35 AM
RE: Facebook with theists - Chas - 04-04-2013, 05:07 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - houseofcantor - 04-04-2013, 06:05 PM
RE: Facebook with theists - Erxomai - 05-04-2013, 11:07 AM
Facebook with theists - Cardinal Smurf - 05-04-2013, 11:50 AM
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