We all know someone who enjoys arguing, but for the wrong reason. We could be holding a STOP sign and they’ll argue it’s not red. It can be a mind-blowing experience. We become frustrated and confused by why they fail to see things for what they are. Perhaps we need to be reminded of what the good book says. “Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.” Proverbs 23:9
The purpose of argument should not be victory, but progress.
It reminds me when Yuri Bezmenov said, “Exposure to true information does not matter any more. A person who is demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures, even if I take him by force […] he will refuse to believe it.”
The power of deception is fascinating!