The rationalization of faith is such a great topic. If you want to kill time, get a creationist and an evolutionist and watch them argue about the after life. You see, the topic of religion is an endless debate and can polarize its audience in the ways of Republicans and Democrats, Boston and L.A., East and West, socialists and capitalists.

But however long the debate goes.. nobody wins. So to save your ears from such endless arguments, allow me to introduce you to what is absolute and divine. I call it the “Dozian Principle”

What is the Dozian Principle?
The Dozian Principle is a machiavellian belief that everything is debatable; and that the winner of any argument is relative only to human ascertains on who can deliver what sounds most rational; which is, to say, not necessarily factual. The Dozian Principle does not deal with the argument itself but rather with the manner of arguing.

[Wow doesn’t that sound smart …I should get copyrights for this. Quick! somebody put this on Wikipedia! If there’s anything that already pertains to this, we should replace it.]

Application of the Dozian Principle
A knowledge of the Dozian Principle allows one to win arguments easily. The religious will be able explain themselves, the politicians will be able to make better sounding promises, men can now win arguments with their wives.

Examples of questions that can go either way (Dozian Arguments): What is the right religion? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Why did the chicken cross the road? Are aliens real? Am I handsome? Am I fat? What is the meaning of life? What is the new black? etc.

Tips in winning Dozian Arguments

  • Be skillful in the art of raising your voice. Speaking loudly will give you more command. Use anger to support your points. If your opponent can be easily bullied, he will succumb to you in no time.
  • Learn the proper ways of interruption. A credible rival will swallow you easily. If you find yourself in such circumstance, be certain not to allow your opponent to fully express his point. Push your statements by constantly interrupting him. Before you know it, only you will have made sense.
  • Laugh at your opponent, he will look like a fool. Interrupt your opponent with random smirks; this will make him lose his focus, sometimes even question his own argument. If he is self-absorbed he will be pissed off and will act in such a way that should discredit him; and that’s exactly what you want.
  • Belittle your opponents statements. You shouldn’t make compromises when dealing with arguments; all statements other than yours are ‘absurd’ ‘horrid’ and ‘preposterous.’ If you’re charming enough you can even call your rival a liar. Remember, to win a trial, discredit the other side.
  • Use your opponents words to support your point. There is nothing better than making your opponent stupid by using his point to your advantage. Claim him to be adhering to your point and you will win. It doesn’t even have to be smart, people are abstract thinkers; your audience will relate to the most absurd ones you can come up with. Example: “You say there are no aliens, and that’s exactly the reason why I say there are aliens…”
  • Raise fear to gain support. What people do not know raises fear. What raises fear causes them to be vulnerable. Bully your opponent, make claims to the end times, tell them that his argument will affect others harshly.
  • Respond with a question. If your opponent wants an answer, maybe he should be the one to give it. Never be trapped in your rival’s argument, a question will most often drive to a point that supports his statement. Do not fall for it.
  • Respond with aphorisms. Wise words prompts one to look at himself. Interpretations are varied at this point and will often transcend your message with better understanding.
  • Drop names to support your argument. It is best to make sure that you follow your statements with names to show. Drop your names as if they were authorities in your field. The less famous they are, the more confused your opponent will be.
  • Claim something to be absolute. Even the sacrilegious hate being one. The rule of thought is that anyone who questions God is evil. Use this to your advantage. It may be your only good argument.

Here’s a video where the Dozian Principle come to play

End notes:
Sorry for another long post. Me thinks I should put up a cult now. The Dozian. ehehe..

20 thoughts on “THE DOZIAN PRINCIPLE

  1. ahahahahhaha! been laughing the whole way… goodness! i’d be the first one to be in your cult. the way you described your “dozian principle” almost caught me off guard because im definitely guilty with it. i argue with other people, or converse with them in a very (and i mean very) similar way.

    where do i sign up?

  2. Hehehe. I used to call it the High art of bullshitting. 😛 In contrast to the low art, which is only limited to talking and not arguing.

    Guess I’ll have to accept the greatness of Dozian then. Hahaha.

  3. whenever i’m stuck in an argument, especially with somebody like my mother (where i got my OC-tendencies), i always use the “respond with a question” technique. that ends the argument. she’s still fuming of course, but we’re no longer arguing. we level up to just ignoring each other. lol. =P

  4. I know somebody who can definitely benefit by using the Dozian Principle! *wink*


    Have you seen “THANK YOU FOR SMOKING”? The main character is a good example of the Dozian Principle.

  5. @rice gurl & jigs
    no i havent seen it, but i wanna see it now. it’s amazing that two people would make reference to the same thing.. definitey interested.

    thank you for this vid.. o’reilly really is one helluva arguer. watch his argument with letterman.. that’s good.

  6. Nice. Will practice Dozian first chance i get. I used to just use the other’s person’s statements against him, but this whole Dozian structure takes the game to a whole new level.

    One thing though: is there a prescribed fashion or outfit in Dozian principle that will help me win the argument as well?

  7. Dude, you completely lost me there. Thanks for making me feel stupid! Lol! Great post, by the way. Must not get the idiots at the office to read it lest they use it against me!


  8. now that u’ve mentioned it, i hate this principle. eto pala yung technical term for that principle kung san pilit na pinagpipit ang 2 ideas or concepts kahit hindi na sensible. actually di ko sha ganun ka-gets. pero di ko pa ren trip ang principle na ito.

  9. Haha! Great post.

    I agree that interruption really is the key in winning arguments. It’s also very true even for simple “alaskahan” among friends.

    The art of “pambabara.”

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