Why do people insist on talking about Religion or Politics when in the end its just going to make everyone angry and dumber, AND no matter WHAT The debate is about it NEVER ends because NEITHER side is ever willing to back down or admit defeat or even CONSIDER that they might be wrong. I have yet to see a debate about religion or politics that doesnt end with someone just getting tired of replying, Why cant we agree to disagree???? OR better yet what is SO BAD about just admitting that you are wrong???
Its like I have this friend who is a hardcore republican, and he literally spends his LIFE trying to find logical reasons for the crazy shit that republicans do sometimes, I mean sometimes I think he is literally a psycho because he sees NOTHING wrong in ANYTHING republicans do. Now im not saying that democrats are saints, but as a democrat, if a republican came along that I could get behind, then I would do just that! I would support them based on their views and the fact that they are republican will not matter at all, I mean hell i was behind Ron Paul until I heard some things I didnt agree with, then I weighed my options and decided I agree with Obama more than Romney, but if Romney werent inconsistent and made a bit of sense every now and then I would get behind him.
But I digress, another example. I have a friend who is constantly trying to show me and my wife the "word of god" and me and my wife are hardcore atheists, to us religion is as about as real as santa claus and seeing people put so much energy into it makes it look like.... well seeing a 50 year old strongly believe in santa claus.. Not to insult anyone but thats just how me and my wife feel. My point is that people INSIST on trying to make us "see the light" when we are not even interested in the slightest of being involved in such a conversation, let alone "finding god".
So back to my original question: WHY even have a debate or an argument or a conversation about religion or politics when in the end no one is going to say something as simple and as neutral as "you may have a point."
Do we as humans ENJOY fighting?? I for one find a great deal of happiness when someone tells me that they agree with me. In turn I also find that same amount of happiness when I learn something NEW that is in fact true, I am not ashamed of saying "oh i didnt know that, I guess I was wrong" so if I can admit to being wrong why cant 80% of the world, and with that I repeat if they CANT come to an agreement, why even start it to begin with??????
Im sorry for the long post but this has been bothering me for MONTHS because its all people ever talk about, politics or religion.
So I guess my original question is Why do we SO enjoy fighting?!