It is often best to not debate with ignorant, hateful people. It can be a colossal waste of time, time that could be better spent living creatively in the light of truth. Sometimes the goal of such people is precisely to engage you in futile argument. This scenario plays itself out with so-called “trolls” online and sometimes others in the flesh-and-blood world. Refuse to engage for long in an argument that goes nowhere. It will become evident if a person is engaged in dialogue with you, in a spirit of good will…or not.