Is there Any Point in Arguing with Someone Who Doesn’t Understand What You Are Talking About?

Is there any point in arguing with someone who doesn’t understand what you are talking about?  If so, what is it?

Is there any point in arguing about the taste of an apple with someone who has never tasted an apple?  If so, what is it?

Is there any point in arguing about love with someone who has never loved?  If so, what is it?

Is there any point in arguing about the experience of god with someone who has never experienced god?  If so, what is it?

Suppose someone who has never tasted an apple somehow convinces themselves that they have tasted an apple.  Further suppose they are the sort of fool who thinks they know everything there is to know about apples.  Last, suppose they busy themselves with lobbying the legislature to pass unsound laws regulating the production, transport, and sale of apples.   Is there any reason it would be worthwhile arguing about the the taste of apples with such a person?

Suppose someone who has never experienced god somehow convinces themselves that they have experienced god.  Further suppose they are the sort of fool who thinks they know everything there is to know about god.  Last, suppose they busy themselves with lobbying the legislature to pass unsound laws turning the state into a theocracy.  Is there any reason it would be worthwhile arguing about the experience of god with such a person?

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5 thoughts on “Is there Any Point in Arguing with Someone Who Doesn’t Understand What You Are Talking About?

  1. Is there any point in ARGUING with anyone who has already decided that they know? — NO. Everyone experiences God.

    This experience can be described in a nearly infinite number of different accurate ways. A theocracy is illogical regardless of the “god” experience.

    God is an absolute truth like gravity and the speed of light.

    Religions are all incorrect by degrees and humanity is usually not able to see this. The Pope is not more correct than “Mohammad” but this human tendancy to ARGUE is the trouble.

    If you have decided you have experienced God in whatever way that you have there is no need to argue with anyone. No human is able to reject their PERSONAL experience with God or even describe it “objectively”.

    Your experiences with God could even result in a solidly valid “Atheist” position. Atheists, Catholics, Christians, Muslims, and Mystics are all EQUALLY incorrect if attempting to encourage a theocracy.

    ALL who are fanatical about their experience with God are fanatics.
    Keep that fundamental truth in your thoughts and do not bother ARGUING regarding your personal experienceS with God.

    God always continues to reach out and and the personal experience one has with God is ALWAYS valid and repeated.

  2. Many years ago after wasting an entire afternoon arguing with someone, I later looked in the mirror, kicked myself and said out loud, “Jennifer, you can’t argue with deliberate and arrogant ignorance. Knock it off!”

    No, there’s no point in arguing. But other less futile measures may be necessary when they start lobbying the legislature.

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