Identity or logic?

Before we lay out a logical argument, it’s worth considering whether that’s what’s required.

Is the person you’re engaging with coming from a place of logic, or from an identity?

If it’s an identity then logic won’t win the argument, because they aren’t looking for logic, they are looking for information that supports their identity.

The other day I wrote a blog saying we are all bigoted. I had a response from someone saying they weren’t bigoted, they were from the ‘school or Informed Enlightenment’.

The fact that the ‘school or Informed Enlightenment’ is actually a form of bigotry meant that I knew I was dealing with an identity, not logic, so no conversation was entered into.

Is there any point entering an argument that can’t be resolved?