Great replies, stars for everyone
Seems to me this thread was a good way to notice those who are NOT guilty because I didn't see anyone take serious shots at the points I made - I
really laughed at the mom vs mum
I picked that title because I thought it might get some attention. I actually did google to see where that quote came from but I couldn't connect it
with anyone specific, and everyone knows their Mom
Personally, I do very much appreciate opposing opinions - we really can't learn without them.
The only problem with some of those is when they're littered with snide comments that are just mild enough (or end with a "?") to avoid being
No matter how good or logical an argument seems, I find it difficult to take seriously in those cases.... and someone 5 posts down (or up) probably
said the same thing in a more mature context. That person gets my star.
They may fit into this somewhat, but I feel its important to say that those particular types, weren't the focus of my rant. Maybe the next one
The focus of this rant is the "one liner" who takes a stab at the OP, and plays it off as being funny. And sometimes it is funny (pics or it
didn't happen? we all know its a running joke, most of us giggle a little) - but when THAT one liner becomes the focus of half the thread with a lot
of back and forth about how "stupid/idiotic/ridiculous" the OP and their supporters are for believing anything without having proof... completely
ignoring the effort the OP is trying to put forth.... and failing to present any real opposing evidence, its just disturbing - and I was hoping this
rant would remind those posters that: insults never convinced anyone of anything, anywhere.
Summarily, I just think anyone who puts their ideas out there should be shown respect. If the OP is completely wrong and someone has proof that
they're wrong - it wouldn't kill them to be diplomatic in presenting that side of the argument. If I know someone is wrong, but I have no sources,
I subscribe to the thread to wait for someone else to present the other side in a MATURE manner, without insult. I wouldn't post something like
"are you an idiot? have you done any research at all? google is your friend".
Its just rude.
I didn't mean to make this so long ♥ Thanks for reading!! Though if you read it, you most likely didn't need to. The ones who can and should
learn from this, probably ignored it altogether.