Sam Harris at SALT 2005 (source):
Religious faith is the only area of discourse where immunity through conversation is considered noble. It’s the only area of our lives where someone can win points for saying, “there’s nothing that you can do to change my mind and I’m taking no state of the world ultimately into account in believing what I believe…. there’s nothing to change about the world that would cause me to revise my beliefs.“
Amanda, commenting on this website:
When someone is a well educated atheist NOTHING will change there [sic] mind no matter how much you think your “god” is on your side.