this whole thread is, and will continue to be, people flaunting their insignificant opinions on an incredibly broad subject which is debated and argued every fucking day and will be forever, thinking they are completely righteous, while ignoring the fact that everyone else who has posted doesnt give a FUCK
so whats the point
But you make a mistake in your argument, Snooths. If we take it to its logical conclusion, then we should all stop eating, visiting each other, breathing or whatever. Or if you want the less extreme version, then we should all stop talking to each other, cease the function of this forum and the IRC and go about our lives without communicating any more. Just because something has been done before, that does not mean it is pointless to do again.
Oh, you might say that, at the very least, those things I mentioned have a positive effect. However, so does the discussion of beliefs and religion, of world views and spirituality. It promotes understanding for others and their mind sets, it may convince some people that they are wrong or mistaken on some counts (I have yet to see an argument on religion that does not do this; it is never the main view that is changed but lesser ideas and thoughts are always changed), it opens up rather than bottling up, and no matter what you think about it is is not just anger. Rather, those who complain about the discussion are normally those who bring most of the antagonism to the talk. ^_^
Now, I can easily see the merit in disliking that no new points are made from one discussion to another. I occasionally do, too, but what you need to realise is that without opening for the possibility of bringing forth new thoughts, we will stagnate. And new points are actually made in discussions - they may have been made before, but none of the debaters have heard them.
So I would like to argue that a discussion of this topic is valuable, even though you may not have much fun with it. And besides, the same point could be made about any debate at all.
typed a bunch of shit just for you pal
Why, thank you. ^_^