01-08-2012, 08:15 AM
Join Date: Nov 2009
| | Re: Debate Forum
I am with you SockPuppet, I so enjoy Debate , "Playing Devils Advocate" . The offenses do not really bother me -when others get heated, it helps if they can calm down some but if not I enjoy the challenge of finding some common ground with them ...I feel we should all be able to come to an "agree to disagree" state & hopefully learn a few things along the way in anothers view.
I have even changed my views in a # of areas in my lifetime, because I get off on "thinking" so much. I love to hear different opinions, even if some may irritate me a little... they push me to think , learn, and question myself.
I believe the act of debating has helped me be more "tolerant" even, though it does seem many are totally annoyed by such things, and want to run the other way.
I like some of these quotes:
| No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy. |
If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress..
I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right.