posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 02:53 PM
I try and respect others points of view and opinions based on how they are formed, the information and evidence involved and such, as it were. I like
to consider myself rather diplomatic where it concerns stepping on others toes and creating respected friendships.
I "LIKE" to consider myself tempered mentally enough to know when to back off as to not incite flame wars that degrade to personal assaults on
intelligence and wording in the most detailed manner.
However, you know what I do find humorous is the pattern and anti pattern that emerges in its vicious cycles here on ATS that go as such.
Thread that states "aliens are real"
Anti-view thread that states "aliens aren't real"
Thread that states "oil spill is not that bloody important"
Anti-thread that states "oil spill is bloody important" in opposition to previous thread.
Is it really necessary to create a anti-thread in comparison to a post that respectively points out your opinion and leaves it at that?
Now I know we have our opinions and I know we like to make them known but part of me asks is it really for the enlightening of ourselves or is it due
to the childish nature of collecting member backing to prove our point true beyond a doubt instead of harnessing it as our "own" personal view?
I know I'm pointing out the obvious to most where it concerns these patterns but I think we all really need to practice some more tolerance and less
"I have to methodically and strategically ram my views on you by backing of flags and members because I disagree".
Simply to suffice, even though this thread is of my opinion, I respect yours and I think it's high time to collectively notice this pattern on ATS.
Why? Because admission and recognition is the first step to change, even collectively.
To those of you that will say it's all a part of the debate for enlightenment, I agree to a certain small extent and respect your view on that
because that is how you operate.
However, what happened to agree to disagree?
[edit on 16-6-2010 by Crossfate]