So you want to have a discussion?

1 Jan

I came across this amazing flowchart on OneFuriousLlama’s blog and then found out about this awesome website Atheistresources. Even though it’s titled “debating a christian” it’s applicable to all discussions. I never cease to be surprised at how many people don’t understand these basic rules for having a rational debate, no matter what the topic is.

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6 Responses to “So you want to have a discussion?”

  1. humanitarikim January 1, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    I like it, but I don’t know many people who would make it past the few rounds, particularly when discussing religion.

    I think this means I need to know different people.

  2. greengeekgirl January 4, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    That is a great flowchart 😀

  3. stephaniesomething January 14, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    If Christians can’t argue that they don’t “need” evidence, what have they got left!

  4. godlesspaladin January 14, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Nothing but logical fallacies and appeals to emotion.

  5. catdog May 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    gee…I wonder where people get the idea that atheists are arrogent assholes…this flowchart proves it (even if it is correct)…

  6. RedHotMoon May 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    This would be good but only if BOTH parties agreed to it. Yes, us atheists use logic in our arguments but in a universe with no point or purpose I think being happy (even if it’s from a delusion) is more important than logic or reason.

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