I would point out to the thread in general, that discussion, when done with respect and citing things like scripture, is one of the reasons that the board is here. We have a community of people here that likes to share and talk about things and when it is done out of respect and love it adds to understanding of biblical matters. Formal argumentation, which is debating, doesn't have to be negative nor aggressive in nature, but rather is a way for people to share premises (evidence and reasons) for their beliefs...plus it makes life a lot less boring.
Good point. I'm just used to seeing so many debates turn into much more than what the topic is about. Maybe I shouldnt have said debating was useless.