posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 04:30 PM
reply to post by jeantherapy
First and foremost, read my signature as this will explain why I will not attempt to exchange personal attacks as you previously have. Simply put,
there is nothing to be gained by doing so and it would only stray from the subject at hand. I am sorry (not really) if I offended you for being
honest. At this point in time, I would like to also point out that honesty and pride are two completely separate character attributes and for future
conversations it would benefit you to be able to differentiate between the two in a correct manner. In addition to this, look up sociopath as well
because that is a serious term for you to be throwing around based off of a few sentences. You simply do not know me well enough to use such a term.
Do not get me wrong, you are free to do so, but as it has already been pointed out by other members, you are coming across as uneducated and IMO
blinded by your own personal bias of the situation that was presented by the OP. Once again I am not trying to attack you, but rather inform you on
how you can strengthen yourself for the future in terms of dialogue. Using a term incorrectly will devastate the rest of your argument.
Now, allow me to respond to the first sentence you wrote, "The actions of the world's armed forces devalue human life, so your attitude is no
surprise." I laughed so hard when I read this. In case you are unaware, the world's armed forces does a lot more than just wage war. Many
technological and scientific breakthroughs were a result of military actions. I could list them, but I do not believe you are the type to change your
opinion due a silly little thing known as a "fact" (
, sorry I had to do it) . Just an interesting side note, if war had never been waged since
the dawn of time and no human life was lost as a result, do you know what would probably happen? I will give you a hint, it is called "carrying
capacity". Beyond this, there is something known as "crimes against humanity". This is an issue being called into play, present time, on Israel
if you prefer not to dive into history books. Now for a more known example, the Nazi party. Are you to imply that war should not have been conducted
in order to rid the world of that evil? I would certainly hope not. In your next post try to be a little more open minded. You clearly have not
educated yourself on the subject nor do you have any experience either. In this type of situation, it is best to say nothing to save face. However,
if you do wrangle up a witty retort to any of the points I have listed, please do so. Perhaps, you may educate me on something, in which case I would
be happy to learn something new.
Honorable mentions: Raulken, Golf66, Echo3Foxtrot, Definity, and TDawgRex have brought some extremely good points for their arguments. Nicely done