How to have a religious argument

Bishop Robert Baron gave a talk at Facebook HQ. How to argue, rather than fight about religion. Argument is the path to peace. Top tips for real, rational engagement around religious topics. Here it is!

  1. Faith is not opposed to reason
  2. Overcome scientism
  3. Be intolerant about mere toleration. Don’t just privatise or subjectivise religion.
  4. Avoid voluntarism (the overcoming of intellect by will)
  5. Really listen to the other person’s point of view and find something positive about it.
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