posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 04:08 PM
I guess I should point out why I started this thread. I wanted something interesting to help inaugurate the "Slug-Fest" forum, and this seemed to
fill the bill. And indeed, I think it does.
What better topic for a battleground among extremists than the topic of extremism itself?
So I hung the strawman of the "extremist idealogue" out there to see who would bite, and I must say, I am impressed with the results. Clearly, there
are some strongly-held beliefs among most of the contributors to this thread, which is excellent.
I must say that I already find this thread both intriguing and informative, which is never a bad thing, so please keep it up!
But I want to throw out these questions, to satisfy my own curiosity:
1) Are you an extremist idealogue?
2) If you are an extremist idealogue, why do you define yourself that way?
3) If you are not an extremist idealogue, why did you respond to this thread in the first place?
Oh, and for those worried about my "taking a pummeling", I say: fuhgettaboutit. The first rule of a fist fight is: Be able to take a punch.
Also, I find the decorum I am seeing in this thread to be both encouraging and inspiring. No reason we can't play by
Marquis of Queensbury Rules
, you know.
Jolly good show, and whatnot!