Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Basic rules of discussing Islam with a Muslim

Discussing Islam with a Muslim is like going through the Five Stages of Grief over and over:

Five Stages Of Grief.
1. Denial and Isolation.
2. Anger.
3. Bargaining.
4. Depression.
5. Acceptance

The one caveat is you rarely get past 3. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad. No matter how many Islamic errors and contradictions you show a Muslim, they will either deny the facts, get angry at you for pointing them out or start lying and bargaining their way through it in hopes that everything will go away. They lying can go on a long time, and I've found a common theme of dishonesty when arguing religion with a Muslim.

With about 75% of them, I've found that they run away when faced with the facts. The pattern is repeatable. They will initially argue back using many logical fallacies. Once you point out the issues clearly a second time or third time, they will start name calling and halt discussion simultaneously.

I've had one Muslim come to terms with the facts and admit that there's an issue. However, in the next message, his family forced him to cut off all contact with the stranger that proves Allah wrong.

Next post...the fallacies.


Dajida said...

Great work, keep it up!

K.e.n.n.e.t.h. said...

You should come to the challenge page.

There is someone there who has used all 5. Their name is The-Jihadist. You will get a good laugh reading their posts.