I love to debate. Talking about controversial topics is the high-light of my life, but there is a reason for it. If it’s controversial it’s important, and if it’s important it’s important to talk about it. I don’t like when people say, “I don’t get into that.” Why not? When people are arguing over what’s right or wrong why not get into it?
We shouldn’t fear change, it’s the only constant. Aversion to controversial topics does no favors for a world desperately in need of solutions. When you say, “Keep your opinions to yourself” you are saying, “Don’t analyze the experience you are having now and share your insights with me.”
Debate away! I have no problem with people who have different opinions than me. This blog is constantly on the subject of atheism—a highly controversial topic—but I do not want its content to be only read by atheists. I would love other readers to read comment and point out mistakes I made in an argument. That way I can stop using refutable arguments! You have to convince me, but I am willing to listen.
Though it must be mentioned that we should remember some basic manners. I debate to grow, not to shame my fellow human beings. Is foul language and name calling ever helpful in a serious discussion? It is not. Patience and reason are both essential to productive discourse.
It is time to drop the curtain and reveal all the thoughts in the world. It is time to share those thoughts and talk about them. We are civilized beings. We are grown-ups. We can argue without name calling or killing each other. Speak out, because what’s more important than what you care about the most?