Venting; getting it off my chest.
Bashing those with oppositing points of view.
Pep-rallying those on my ideolgical team.
Reaching silent observers who are not pursuaded either way.
Winning over the hearts and minds of those with opposing views.
No real objective other than shpening my communications skills.
Fun , I like seeing others people op's and how other human beings think . The more minds the better. It lets me see the different side on the spectrum when it comes to thought. One sidedness can be quite boring .
Sometimes as other posters say to mess with a few people , but only the ones who show a complete biased ( its just to easy sometimes and hard to resist )
Guinea pigs are amazing furry creatures !!
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Other : brainstorming solutions for problems that piss me off. And, of course, venting / cynicism / fun with online friends.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011