- Oct 17, 2003
The fundamental flaw in the above is that YOU cannot change the mind of OTHERS.I was so hopeful that this thread would be about logic, not belief or faith. Not it has devolved into the age old religious vs non-religious vomit.
To bring us back on track: Would it be illogical to state that majority of debates are a farce due to, IMHO, majority of people's inability to have their minds changed?
A person is either receptive to having new thoughts and change their mind along with it, or they become entrenched in their previous thoughts and refuse to budge.
Trying to change someone else's mind is like trying to change a wall into a horse. While not completely impossible, and somewhere there's a very surprised spontaneous horse, it is very very unlikely.
Some people mistakenly think that changing someone else's mind is a win of some sort