posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 04:35 PM
Originally posted by skeptic1
reply to post by Aermacchi
If that is true, then I feel sad for the people who can't see beyond their prejudices. Important, critical debates and discussions don't need to be
sullied by the actions of a few who want to spew hate for hate's sake,
Most of us aren't like that. We have all been in heated topics that managed to stay well above the lowest common denomonater. I just don't see why
this small group who are fighting this so hard just can't either tone down the hateful rhetoric or find another forum to frequent.
Most of who aren't like that ? If you have read this thread, I don't care what you think is hate when I don't think I hate anyone but I sure get
accused of it everytime I don't agree with same sex marriage or Obama etc and if it means I have to seek the approval of those with such erroneously
established sensitivities, ya know what, they can kick me out. Ill never know I am being hatefull and i have never met anyone that thought they were
That is my point skeptic, and yeah i can speak like Star Trecks Data or Mr Spock or flower my phrases with semantics but you know, I will just call
it on them as it is just as beligerant when someone just has to mention that I may need some remedial reading classes etc. Hey don't sugar coat it,
just say it like you mean it and call me an idiot.
Rules make those who cannot obey them find more devious ways to break them and what does ATS do? They bring the hammer down with a ZERO tolerance on
what I have thought was a slippery slope in the outside world as it will be here. The advent of what is commonly referred to as "hate Speech" may
be a threat to free speech and even thought itself but it is for the same reasons it will be here and your idea that humans all boil at the same
degree is naive in my experience.
The criteria you gave in that post and your belief it is so academic is an opinion you have and as fond of our opinions as we all are, each one of
those items listed has their own conundrum of sub categories I can guarantee you could be argued by others.
This is why courts do not like hearsay, or speculation and laws are so often designed as black and white ad why it is the punishment they are wise
enough to understand that is given on a case by case basis when such mitigating circumstances for gray areas exist.
Zero tolerance is just asking for the very confusion we have seen already