Facebook Debating Is A Bad Idea

February 2, 2016

Recently I contributed an article for the Canadian Christian online magazine titled, “Facebook Debating Is A Bad Idea.”

You can check out the whole article by clicking here.

But if all you need are the cliffsnotes, here are six reasons why Facebook debating is a bad idea:

1. Everyone with an keyboard and an opinion can chime in

“It’s difficult to have a reasonable conversation with a high percentage of people on Facebook. And if we’re going to be honest, that sometimes includes us too.” ⇐Tweet That

2. Some people just want to debate

“When someone wants to debate, lives to debate, thrives on debate (for God only knows what reasons), they will never stop. They live and move for the last word.” ⇐Tweet That

3. It accomplishes nothing

“Almost nothing good ever comes out of debating on Facebook.” ⇐Tweet That

4. It destroys testimonies

“It’s a relational buzz-kill. If you’re trying to build credibility and relationships, don’t get caught up in petty debates.” ⇐Tweet That

5. A Facebook debate is not a debate ⇐Tweet That

“In real debates no one expects that either side will change their views (I don’t know that it has ever happened in a professional debate). The purpose of the debate is so that the audience can hear the opposing views and make an educated opinion on who has the stronger arguments.”

6. Faceless Facebook

“I have seen relationships ruined over a debate that could have been better served up and resolved over a cup of coffee.” ⇐Tweet That

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