Let's get some shit straight, even if some dipshit tried to put gays, include our troper pals, in a concentration camp, it wouldn't happen, because we'd
No that that's cleared up....there are several reasons to understand someone's point.
1) Someone who says things you don't agree with might yet be your ally.
2) As Taoist said, even if they can't be convinced and they are your sworn enemy, knowning their talking points helps you defeat them, especially in an issue like this that's being fought over water-coolers, in bars, and at coffee shops. One thing people do in an argument is that they'll dismiss something that's right just because a small detail is wrong. Notice that on these very threads, we can disagree and still get along precisely because we show respect
to our opponents by bothering to know what they said.
3) As I mentioned before, it doesn't require great intelligence to know that putting people who like others of the same sex behind fences is fucking stupid. It takes patience and wisdom to actually bother to know why someone would say such a thing. Thus proving
you're better than they.
4) Because you do make mistakes
. People in these threads have said I've said things and done things and when I challenge them to show me where they're like "Oh, well...I guess you didn't". I've
had to have other tropers show me where I
was wrong regarding my OWN posts