posted on Jan, 21 2007 @ 11:45 AM
Some of us need to understand that a change in stance is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength. Being able to look at the facts right in
the eye, understand that your views on the subject may be flawed, and then correcting them in ordinance with the new found information. You see some
individuals posting some blatant ignorance, which may be politely followed up with some factual information that undermines their position. Rather
than acknowledging the material and understanding their misguidedness, they simply move on with an ignorant, "I Don't Care!" or some other petty
drivel that is a lame attempt to insult the author.
So again I say, the ability to change one's mind is a form of strength, not weakness. If you weigh the facts and still come down on the same side of
the fence, so be it. That is your right and nobody is in any position to tell you otherwise. But if you fail to weigh the facts and continue to post
your "thoughts", than that is where have a problem and, I believe, what intrepid is growing frustrated with.
If your willing to post an opinion, you should be willing to read others. At the end of the day, it is only we as the individual that is going to
grow. When we as individuals grow, ATS will grow.
I initially read this a few days ago, and wasn't exactly sure what intrepid was getting at. But rereading it several times, and reading the follow
up posts, it became quite clear and I agree.
Read the posts, weigh the facts, make a decision. But weigh the facts.