What happens when Talmudic scholars hold opposing views?
They argue. It's part of the process. Like dragging a knife blade against a wet stone. Their wits get sharper.
It's safe enough to argue with them. Just not enjoyable. Sort of like arguing with a hyper intelligent Jehovah's Witness. Not my idea of fun.
Well, it can be. On my last job I ran into a bunch of them on my way to work. When I was invited to one of their meetings, I tried to be nice. I told him that I didn't live there. I only worked there. He asked me if I ever ran into any of them. I couldn't help myself. I told him -- "Only when I'm driving.".
Edited by jonathanlobl, 12 February 2017 - 07:32 AM.