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The Ventura Atheists Meetup Group Message Board › Counter Productivity

Counter Productivity

A former member
Post #: 3
Yes. I agree with the counter-productive nature of open debating. The guest must speak and be able to reserve the balance of time to field questions and/or defend his or her position stated. I really would have enjoyed the presentation more if the pastor had the opportunity to present enough of his logic to establish a position.
This is an important subject now dividing the non-believing community. There is a straight forward agitative Dawkins approach as well as the intellectually passive Harris group. I would like to hold a meeting to debate and discuss the nature of militant atheism when engaged in a dialogue with a believer as well as meeting decorum. Perhaps we could meet early at the next meeting.
A former member
Post #: 2
I agree. I am an ex-Jehovah's Witness and it's really annoying when a JW comes to my door and I have to explain my atheist position. I don't think it's good manners to tell people that what they believe is wrong. (Now, I don't have a problem trying to convince a borderline Christian, but I don't think it's very productive to try to convert a deeply religious person, and there is not too much decorum in that, either). Just my two cents.

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