posted on Apr, 7 2007 @ 10:34 PM
I appreciate what you are saying, and even agree.. to a point...
One of the first things one learns in a debate, especially an emotionally charged one, is the necessity of a thick skin.
When I was debating on a team at WVU, the professors would at times intentionally try and get under your skin to judge your reaction. If you lost it,
you were tossed off.
That is the one singular reason I will not reply to those that choose to use "sniping" language, "gutter" words and other improper use of the
However, for those that choose to debate intellectual, or at least are able to, I make sure I come here with a thick skin.
I AM NOT saying that I am not as guilty as the next person of "blowing" my top. Of course I am, I just try and try and try to ensure that it is not
a regular pattern with me. There are those that are not so concerned and take any usage of any term and claim to find it offensive.
I will not allow this inflammatory behavior to regulate my posting style, use of my language or attempts to clarify an issue. If the word or phrase
is the one that fits the situation, I intend to use it. (within the t&c of course)
I will gladly explain the usage at the time for anyone I offend the first time. It just gets old having to defend the usage of a phrase because some
one person does not care for it, or reads more into it then there is.
Just my .02