Black Spirituality Religion : DOES DEBATING REQUIRE MATURITY???????

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ARE THERE RULES TO HONEST DEBATING?

    IS IT COOL TO LOSE EMOTIONAL CONTROL IN A DEBATE?

    CAN WE DISAGREE WITHOUT BEING DISAGREABLE?

    ARE WE MATURE ENOUGH TO DEBATE BY RULES?



    Debate Rules and Suggestions

    Advice on Debating with Others

    Avoid the use of Never.

    Avoid the use of Always.
    Refrain from saying you are wrong.
    You can say your idea is mistaken.
    Don't disagree with obvious truths.
    Attack the idea not the person.
    Use many rather than most.
    Avoid exaggeration.
    Use some rather than many.
    The use of often allows for exceptions.
    The use of generally allows for exceptions.
    Quote sources and numbers.
    If it is just an opinion, admit it.
    Do not present opinion as facts.
    Smile when disagreeing.
    Stress the positive.
    You do not need to win every battle to win the war.
    Concede minor or trivial points.
    Avoid bickering, quarreling, and wrangling.
    Watch your tone of voice.
    Don't win a debate and lose a friend.
    Keep your perspective - You're just debating.

    You need to be very polite when disagreeing with someone in English, even someone you know quite well.
    With someone you know very well, you can disagree more directly.



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  2. A007

    A007 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Many people dislike debate. They believe it to be futile. However, a well constructed, factually based debate is one of the highest forms of learning. Maybe it is that we are not in the mindset of "learning". Truth REQUIRES the willingness to change. Going into a debate (or any form of communication) saying "I am not changing for anyone or anything" prevents reasonable, rational, logical, and factual communication from being productive. It turns into attacks, dishonesty, deceit, denial and ultimately futility.

    I wish we could have peaceful and productive debates more often, because I am sure I still have a lot to learn.

    Peace and Love
     
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    maturity would help

    debating requires objectivity and the willingness to expose the core truth. IMO
     
  4. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you brother.

    Even if folks do not change, it would create understanding among a people who have been divided by White Supremacy.

    If 2 men who both said so much against each other and each others methods could get along, then why can't we

    And realize they became a threat to white supremacy when they united
     
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    awo dino Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes it does. That's why no one takes you seriously.
    :SuN030:
     
  6. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    uhm likeI was saying ae some folks not mature enough to debate without getting personal
     
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    awo dino Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lighten up OG pimp gangsta!
     
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    info-moetry STAFF STAFF

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    you could start by leading by example..& stop purposely misspelling wrods and maybe you will start to earn a little trust & respect 'round he're...

    P.S. stop getting so EMOTIONAL and taking it PERSONAL when people speak about christianity. They are talking about a system, not YOU!
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    are you OK bro I have been personally attacked over 26 times this week, what are you talking about and there has not been a post about Christianity in 2 weeks, what is this about, my heart is light !

    It is folks living in glass houses that get like Sean Hannity

    if,

    you ask simple quesions, and respond with infalmatory steements, name calling aand anything else Rush Limbaugh loves to do.

    You never see me cuss here and never wil, or name call!!!

    Have you been reading the posts?
     
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    Haven't you heard?!

    No one is responsible for his or her debating behavior!



    It's the MERCURY RETROGRADE!




    roflmbo
     
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