posted on Apr, 9 2004 @ 08:36 AM
You cannot blame the authors of the site for what is posted on the forum. It is not "their" forum. It is a completely open forum where anyone can
post a topic, so you are bound to get silly comments just as you are bound to get wise comments. You get stupid posts on this website but no-one would
assume that the creators of this site share those views.
The Pacifism section makes complete sense. It is all about using peaceful means other than in self-defence or in the defence of others, and that has
to be right and an acceptable definition of pacifism. That's why states that create war have to be met with military resistance- those states are
killing people and it is acceptable to use violence in defence of those who would otherwise die- that's a perfectly normal definition of pacifism.
Only very few pacifists would believe in never using violence, i.e. not even in self-defence or in defending others, as that would mean simply
standing by and watching people die!
I have looked at the site and I like it. Some of the ideas are good. People who make spurious comments about the authors of the site or try to
belittle the site seem to be quite ignorant people who cannot come up with solutions to world problems themselves, and are consequently insecure about
their own intellectual abilities. If that's the case, don't try to boost your self-esteem by making petty criticisms about people who seem to be
genuinely trying to help, i.e. the authors of the site.