Originally posted by telerion
Well, I've double posted yet again. Now I must say something interesting.
Is it better to confront xtians in the discourse of metaphysical matters lest their position become the subconscious default or norm, or should we ignore them trusting to the critical thinking skills of our fellow man to see through the arbitrariness of xtian arguments -- figuring that it probably doesn't matter anyway?
wow, that's a good question.
in my neck of the woods, the xtian stance is already the default, although i imagine it is not that way everywhere.
wow, how to answer that question... i guess my fascination with the arbitrariness of faith is just that -- a fascination. in that sense, i would ultimately say it doesn't matter anyway and my attempts at debunking the myths would be shelved away and dusted off only periodically, sort of as a hobby.
however, it does get to me when children get arbitrary crap shoved down their throat and get taught that it is really how the world works. something in me takes offense to that and it's like i feel the need to somehow step into debunking character, like a superhero who puts on his costume when he hears the young woman scream. i think people should be allowed to make up their own minds.
so in short, i would take the stance that there are times to confront the myths and times to say whatever. i'm not sure that's much of an answer.