I've thought some more about my problrm with getting into arguments on the internet. I think that the internet has fueled a certain type of ugliness in arguments, with its tendency towards short comments that snipe at miniscule errors in one's posts. I want to walk away, and yet I hate the idea of the bullies winning the argument.
I find that in religious discussions the "internet atheists" (a specific term for these type of arguers, not all atheists) tend to crowd out people who want to sincerely discuss religion on particular forums, so I get frustrated. But here's where the ego comes in. Obviously, there is ego involved in winning an argument, but there is also some ego in leaving. I feel like I'm saying "i'm taking my ball and going home." As well, i'm very insecure about my beliefs, and I feel like I'm somehow not worthy of my arguments. How does insecurity relate to ego, or is that a completely different question? ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/