There’s a blog called Measure of Doubt that I’ve recently run across. It’s not primarily concerned with religion — it’s mostly concerned with philosophy and science. Anyway, they recently uploaded a video that I think is excellent, and I decided to share it.
In the video, Julia shares some tips on how to prepare yourself for a debate, or any situation in which you’re going to consider a new perspective. It’s easy for all of us to become defensive when we discuss religion, politics, etc, but in the end we should all desire to know the truth, not win an argument. So here are her tips on how to short-circuit our defense mechanisms so we can try to achieve true objectivity: