Fundamentalist Questions

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Tenma
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Re: Fundamentalist Questions

Post by Tenma » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:04 pm

Dinsdale wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:46 am
I'm not sure I would even try to answer questions from a fundamentalist, given they are strongly attached to their own views, and not really interested in the answers.
Such people are so convinced about the rightness of their own position that they are not interested in genuine discussion.
For the sake of those who are still amateurs on the path looking into the other faiths, let's try to help them out.

Dinsdale
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Re: Fundamentalist Questions

Post by Dinsdale » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:18 pm

Tenma wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Dinsdale wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:46 am
I'm not sure I would even try to answer questions from a fundamentalist, given they are strongly attached to their own views, and not really interested in the answers.
Such people are so convinced about the rightness of their own position that they are not interested in genuine discussion.
For the sake of those who are still amateurs on the path looking into the other faiths, let's try to help them out.
If people are genuinely interested, sure, but I doubt very much that's the case with Christian fundamentalists.
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cookiemonster
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Re: Fundamentalist Questions

Post by cookiemonster » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:27 pm

Dinsdale wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:18 pm
Tenma wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Dinsdale wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:46 am
I'm not sure I would even try to answer questions from a fundamentalist, given they are strongly attached to their own views, and not really interested in the answers.
Such people are so convinced about the rightness of their own position that they are not interested in genuine discussion.
For the sake of those who are still amateurs on the path looking into the other faiths, let's try to help them out.
If people are genuinely interested, sure, but I doubt very much that's the case with Christian fundamentalists.
It's possible. I was once a Christian fundamentalist.

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