posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 11:24 PM
OK... So once again, in a different guise, or perhaps not so different ... The use of the Swastika issue rears it's head. Perhaps, and this is just
a thought, that people who feel the need to express themselves by presenting the Swastika should be allowed to do so. Then, at that point, it becomes
a matter of personal responsibility and not one of all the other members of ATS finally giving in to a continuous battering diatribe. Then the folks
who feel the need to fly in the face of generally accepted reason and consideration for others at large, can hold their heads up in public, feel
lucky, feel Hindu, feel religious, and feel like they are educating the world on an all important point of icon worship.
Maybe, on the other hand, we are just not understanding what they are asking, or saying. It comes to mind that if we really understood then the
majority of people who are offended would suddenly become enlightened, not feel any negativity toward a symbol that is most recently associated with
barbarism, butchery, mysticism, pseudo-science, mass-murder and anti-human brutality of the most heinous sort, just to allow a few to attempt to prove
some sort of religio-nebulous point about an imaged representation of a universal concept.
Or ... If it is such a horrible thing that the moderators and owners of this forum are doing ... There is always the option of creating your own forum
and doing as you wish there. Otherwise, I suspect that you might wish to not try to display the swastika in accordance with the forum rules, given
the previously mentioned association of it, and simply wear it in your everyday coming ins and going outs. That way, what appears to possibly be a
majority of users here won't have to deal with it and can get on to other things.
Just some thoughts.