There is no "brilliant repartee" that can change your mind, so why should I make the effort. Your words show what you believe and as with many True Believers (tm) there is no rational means of changing those beliefs.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.