Remember my recent debate with my ever so educated friend in “Long Winter…”? If you haven’t read it please do. It won’t take long to understand.
Some of you may have been wondering what kind of debate I was expecting. Well, if you want an answer then you only have to look as far as CJ’s “Sharia law? Not in the US?” post over at An Angry American. Go there. Read the comments and understand that this is what intelligent discussion looks like.
We noted that we didn’t agree on a point and we still do not agree completely but in the end we both gave ground when presented with superior facts or experience.
We noted the differences in our experiences as interesting rather than “lies” and when there was inconclusive information we both sought external input for feedback.
We thanked one another for the insights and for the time, effort and thought spent crafting the dialog.
That, my friends, is how you have a debate. Online or otherwise. I respect her position more now than I did when I first read her post and we both learned something about the others views which is the whole point of debate.
Those skills are severely lacking in many who would argue on the side of the left. Not completely lacking mind you. I have dear friends with left of center views whose opinion I respect a great deal but they are most decidedly not in good company.
I’m off now to research my next comment for CJ’s blog. I think I can win this fight if I can just figure out a way to label her a racist. NEENER NEENER NEENER PPPPHHHBBBTTTT! YES WE CAN!