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arguing using facts and logic is quite often a waste of time, thought and energy

“A religion is sometimes a source of happiness and I would not deprive anyone of happiness. But it is a comfort appropriate for the weak, not for the strong—and you are strong. The great trouble with religion—any religion—is that a religionist, having accepted certain propositions by faith, cannot thereafter judge those propositions by evidence. One may bask in at the warm fire of faith or choose to live in the bleak uncertainty of reason—but one cannot have both,”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Friday

In my post card from California I marveled at the fictions the left-coasters hold onto with a death grip whilst judging those of other wisdom to be inferior.

The one thing they of the other persuasion have taught me from experience is that arguments based on fact and logic will not be accepted. Those arguments and the person putting them forth will, in fact, be deemed ignorant, abusive and offensive.

To those who suggest ways, means, words and links that I “ought to use” persuasively I can only say, “Been there, Done that.” Until you have run your head into that brick wall a few times it is easy to think that the truth will prevail. It won’t.

The School Of Hard Knocks is the only possible teacher they will grok… If’n they survive the hard knocks.

I’m rooting for them. But I am no longer wasting my wordsmithing, thinking and energy. Their religion prohibits learning from me. I am okay with that. I have to be. They insist.