posted on Jun, 21 2004 @ 03:31 AM
You know I honestly have no problem with KOs in the forum, I'd like to think I've dealth the deathblow to some arguments myself, I'm sure we can
all agree that feels good.
My problem is not the intensity of the arguments but the fact that some people seem blinded by hate for the other side and start making childish
attacks. I'd rather win an argument with an impressive attack that shoots down every point that I disagree with, and maybe for sport finnish em off
with the rest of their points too, but I don't resort to attacking the person with innane attacks. I think it's much more dammaging to get your
ideas shoved back down your own throat with some chili sauce, and if they are nice an antacid, than it is to get told I've got a stupid avatar.
Lets remember what we are debating, the issues, stop attacking people for, the issues and ideas, not their political persuasion, screen name,
spelling, avatar, mother's maden name, or anything like that.
I've told people to "go back and talk to me when you've done your homework" and stuff like that, I get rabid on some threads but I do it with and
open mind and an adversion to sophmoric attacks. Now that said, I've probably made mistakes, and I am sorry for them, I will do my best not to make
them in the future.
Now go be intelectual warriors for your causes, love the fight, but fight with love too, don't become so blind by hate that you start to believe that
anyone who disagrees with you is somehow less of a person. If you want an idea of how, read my signature: Draw the arrow of verse from the quiver of
wisdom and fire through oration.
And Blessed Be, Everyone