What do you do if you have been defeated in a debate on BaptistBoard? If your opponent makes a case that clearly proves your position is wrong, do you yield? Do you say, "Up until now I thought I was right on this but now I see I am wrong"? It seems that most people's m. o. is to just quit before admitting defeat; to simply stop posting and disappear. Or in frustration to start intimating that the person who is defeating you stupid, ignorant or unlearned to keep from humbling one's self. It seems to me that the honorable thing to do would be either to say, "I was wrong and you are right", or at least, "You know, I don't know how to respond to that. You have stumped me. I'll have to think about it and get back to you." Are we Baptists so proud that we cannot admit defeat? Are we such know-it-alls that in not one of many exchanges we embark on do we need to adjust our thinking? Are we Baptists that arrogant?