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Do you feel stupider after debating a Creationist? or even a Theist??

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Only from the perspective of being a member of the same species.
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I cannot really take it. I have great admiration for the people that have the necessary patience. I tried to debate just standard stuff here in an islamic forum and I just cannot stand it. Being constantly reminded about how stupid yet cock sure these people are and those are even ones who claim some amount of higher education. It lets you loose faith in humanity, not great for somebody who would like to claim to be a humanist.
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Particularly the young-earth creationist types. It makes me cry to watch data get mistreated so brutally.

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Only insofar as I wasted some of my precious time in a pursuit that was doomed to failure from the start. Debating theists is like debating rocks and trees. It's ultimately futile.
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Cephus wrote: Only insofar as I wasted some of my precious time in a pursuit that was doomed to failure from the start. Debating theists is like debating rocks and trees. It's ultimately futile.

That depends. I have seen a number of theists change their stance.. I have also learned a lot about how people tick.. , and it is certainly a joy to see people 'get it' when I explain about either the Jewish POV , or the atheistic POV... even if they don't agree. While it is nice to see people who are motivated to DO GOOD by religion, it IS personally disappointing to me to see how many people use religion to justify their bigotry.
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