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Educate or Retaliate?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Lightkeeper, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Lightkeeper

    Lightkeeper Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    This forum is a microcosm of the world. It is very difficult to discuss and debate religion and politics and remain calm. We can learn from anyone of any religion or political position. When we stay calm and listen we can gain more wisdom. We have the choice here all day long of listening, calmly educating or retaliating. If we learn it here this should fan out to other people we associate with. I have noticed myself being more tolerant, since I have been on this forum. What are your thoughts on this?
  2. Jaiket

    Jaiket Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Something else
    I agree. But I still tend to rant at times. I've always considered myself quite tolerant though I can get carried away (I had a bit of a turn earlier in one thread, but I decided to delete it). The good thing about a forum is nobody can butt in while you're making a point (or not as easily) so you can get your message across and others can, as you say, retaliate.
  3. Rex

    Rex Founder

    Mar 15, 2004
    I won't tell
    There is a fine line between defending your beliefs and learning from others. I think this is what most of us are learning while posting here. Very hard to do, but that is the point.
  4. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

    Mar 27, 2004
    I do try to listen and learn, more than I debate and defend. In fact, except for a very few issues, I don't like to debate at all, and rarely feel the need to defend my beliefs. I do feel I am a very tolerant person, but could be more so, and I'm working on that. :)