You've probably heard that the colloquial definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. Of all forums, I once again found myself trying to engage in serious debate on YouTube. YouTube. Let that sink in.
Now, YouTube is among the worst places on the internet to expect reasonable debate to take place on serious issues. Since I've gone there several times in the hopes that "maybe this time things will be different," I'm now questioning my sanity.
Here's the dilemma, though. If I'm insane, I shouldn't know that I'm insane, right? Crazy people don't know they're crazy. So, if I'm insane for expecting a different result from YouTube, but I know it, then I can't be insane. It gets even nuttier from here! If I now know that I'm sane, then maybe I'm crazy after all. Since crazy people believe they're sane, what if that includes me!?
Goodness! My whole world is crumbling beneath me! :)
Look, the fact of the matter is that whatever your religious or political persuasion, if you're looking for meaningful debate and or dialogue, you need to learn to choose your battles. That means avoiding nutcases who substitute personal attacks for sound philosophical arguments. It means not letting yourself get baited into debates that have nothing whatsoever to do with the topic at hand. Finally, it means not getting yourself worked up over the fact that "someone on the internet is wrong." We live in a complex world, filled with all kinds of ideas and philosophies. Be comfortable in your own skin and you'll be fine.