reply to post by shaluach
I don’t normally quote anything outside of Jesus own words, but here goes…
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you
have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
I think you are right about people just looking to stroke their own ego’s, in debates, but having said that, sometimes people are genuinely seeking
for truth and answers. There can sometimes, of course, be a fine line, between negative debating, and discussing a subject in a civil manner.
You say you were once “an ex-atheist and former debate junkie”, so I presume, you must have had a change of views during one, or some of your
discussion/debates with Christians? And if that’s the case, then is debating such a bad thing, if it helps to compound someone’s position, or
helps lead someone to the truth?