I know people like to “argue” that there’s too much arguing in religion in politics, but wouldn’t it be scarier if everyone was listening to just one voice? Debate may be a better word but debates are usually moderated and organized–people tend to argue in casual situations or in confrontations. I don’t see anything wrong with it as long as it doesn’t lead to violence and if we can avoid personal insults (though I’m all for calling public speakers idiots when necessary, especially when they don’t allow for feedback). Is there such a thing as a civil argument? I think so.
I guess we should also consider if we are arguing about something worth about? You have to pick your battles.