Comment: I agree with shark's comment:

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I agree with shark's comment:

"Verbal criticism becomes force WHEN THE MOTIVATION OF THE AGGRESSOR IS TO DESTROY..and not CORRECT."

I think a lot of it has to do with "INTENT". Are you debating someone simply to try to "humiliate" and make yourself seem superior, or do you have noble intentions with the sole purpose of sharing ideas and opinions without judgement? The idea being that either person involved in the debate can look at a topic from a whole new different perspective one may have never considered before, and being humble and open enough to accept the possibility that you may have been wrong and now you get to learn something, in turn making you a better person. One should never be ashamed or feel ridiculed for being wrong. On the contrary, I think one should be thankful that someone was there to help you see things in a new perspective, and the possibility of having learned something you didn't know before.

Something I'd like to add as well is "emotion" and "assumption". If you can debate your points without "LETTING" emotion, prejudice/pre-conceived notions, and assumptions get in the way, then tolerance should come fairly easy. What do you think?

What was the point of your questions as far as "initiating" force?