“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with
people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?
I have had this trouble so often and it’s usually because I have a moment of weakness and fall head first into an abyss of hate. I am talking about the internet comments section where the many trolls live. Trying to argue points on religion and politics is pointless as they have no respect for anybody else’s opinions and cannot argue a point without completely disregarding the validity of your point.
You could go as far as providing credible evidence and rationale behind your opinions but they will not take any notice on this matter whatsoever. It can get very annoying and nerve racking and more often than not, I come out feeling worse than I had done when I first got the urge to argue a point.
Internet trolls are vile human beings who hide behind the protection of their screen to let their hearts of hate hurt other people without a thought or consideration of how they may or may not affect the other person.
So I strongly agree with the statement that it is not a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know as it just becomes such a troublesome situation because you’re not inclined to back down since there is not as much concern for the other person’s feelings considering you don’t really know them.
I totally agree.
I don’t like talking about religion or politics because of all the hurtful things that are said. If you try to prove your point, somebody else can top you, and you get in a vicious cycle of tearing down each others beliefs.
It’s always important to keep an open mind. 🙂
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Indeed. There’s not much point if you’re sensitive about the topic because it can bring out the worst in you.
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I think that discussing politics and religion is important for the very same reasons you bring up for not doing it. The fact that you do have a screen to hide behind is the reason so many people can voice their opinions no matter how wrong or inflammatory they may be. Even if no ones changes their mind from them or they are intended to simply wind people up, one can gain something from it, if only to ask themselves why they, or those responding to them, are reacting in such a way to the subject, whether it be in humor or hatred.
That is a fair point. Why do people react in the way they do. However if you’re passionate about your beliefs like most people are, you won’t see the phylosophical/psychological aspect to it but would rather get enfuriated by the sheer stupidity of some people and despite making viable points and excellent counter arguements, your opinions will be ridiculed. So if it makes your blood boil, then there is no point getting involved. Trolls like to see people react so there is no need to feed them.
Yeah, but some times people overreacting to something says more about them than the things they are overreacting to, though. I don’t see anything wrong with trolling or even online harassers, they manage to show the easily offended or upset people for the gullible or low emotional intelligence people that they are. Done enough times and maybe their self awareness will increase to the point where they can distinguish it earlier on in a discussion.