Originally Posted by County Mike
I'll avoid political and religious debates. Nobody ever changes their mind and sooner or later, feelings get hurt.
While I think it's rare that any political belief is changed, it does happen. I've changed my stances based on forum debates and I have one vivid memory of a gentleman whose username was PTBAL (proud to be a liberal) who did a complete 180 and became one of the most adamant conservatives on my forum at the time.
It does happen.