Endless Loop

Skeptic,
Here is a bit of history or doctrine that doesn’t make sense to me.

Believer,
That can’t be true you are looking at lies or misunderstanding.

Skeptic,
Here is the documentation of what I am talking about.

Believer,
Well that doesn’t matter because I trust my feelings.

Skeptic,
Feelings can’t always be trusted. Here’s why.

Believer,
I just know what I know, and besides, even if I’m wrong its a good way to live.

Skeptic,
So you don’t know now?

Believer,
No not that, I know, but it is spiritual.

Skeptic,
Like the same type of spiritual that the other religion that isn’t yours ‘know’?

Believer,
No not that way, they are mistaken.

Skeptic,
How do you know you are not mistaken?

Believer,
I just know! And besides you are negative toward me, why would you fight with me if I wasn’t right, persecution proves I’m right.

Skeptic,
What? You are not making any sense.

Believer,
I just know.

Skeptic,
Contrary to this and this and this documented fact as well and contrary to this and this previous statements you just made.

Believer,
han fridgeI just know, and hey I’m fallible, prophets are fallible, we all make mistakes. Memory isn’t always right, people can be confused, but on this one thing I AM NOT fallible, because my feelings tell me this is true no matter what so called ‘facts’ you quote.

Skeptic,
How can I argue with that?

Believer,
Exactly!

The believer wins because the circle of logic is complete.

 

 

3 Comments

  1. This post is exactly why I stopped debating with believers years ago. You can’t reason with someone who uses feelings to form and validate their beliefs.

  2. Yup. I don’t mind disagreeing, but I mind when the other person’s position keeps shifting, and when they wont re-evaluate how they are deriving a conclusion.

    1. If only they would recognized the fact that they just changed their position, that would be a step in the right direction. hmmm I wonder what kind of effect it would have to point that out mid debate.

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