—“There is no point in arguing with someone with a closed mind”— Anon
The problem is knowing when you are asking for an open mind : meaning “time to consider the argument”, and asking someone to agree, believe, or express faith in that which is not an argument but a fraud.
The only non-fraudulent version of that statement is:
–“there is no point in arguing with someone who is intellectually dishonest”–
Appeals for an ‘open mind’ are always frauds. ALWAYS. Either you have an argument or you don’t. Either the you AND the other person(s) are intellectually honest or you are not.