posted on Apr, 28 2013 @ 09:32 AM
reply to post by AQuestion
I still fail to understand how I have been making hypocritical statements. It's pretty clear that we define words to mean different things, and
that's why I stated that your reality and my reality may define any chosen word to hold a different meaning. I've merely given my opinion on the
matters at hand. As you indicate, you can disagree with someone and still be labeled as tolerant... well, at least until a hypocrite such as myself
offers a contrary opinion to yours is what I am reading the situation to be. The contradiction I pointed out at first between unforgiveable sin and
intolerance has seem to have spread to a further contradiction between opinion and intolerance. Quite ironic!
I believe that person had every right to do what they want, say what they want, ask anyone they want to sign a petition, and debate with people about
a cause that is important to them... it is called freedom to have the right to do so. If I were in your shoes in that manner, I may have struck up
conversation about it, I may have offered my opinion on the matter, I may have listened to their comments on the matter, but it would have been a
closed door topic once I walked away. Just because they want a law to change does not indicate that it will happen. It is an intolerant action to
make an issue more than what is really is, as it creates divide for unneccesary reasons. If it shows true that the other person involved in the
conflict moved on from it, is living their life as they see fit, and isn't making posts online dwelling over the issue then I'd have to credit them
with being more tolerant towards the conflict that occurred. Personally, I feel you may be more upset that your logic was questioned than anything
else, but whose to say.
You can preach all you want, but you're stating opinions just as I am here. I have no desire to educate anyone... we are all adults here, and can
devise opinions for ourselves. Maybe I'm right, maybe you're right... it doesn't matter as I can tolerate being wrong. If you left my comments to
be I wouldn't be barking up a storm here over a senseless issue, but it seems my opinons just can't find the area of tolerance on your part. I
really don't care what either of us think on the matter, as I tolerate indifference at a much higher level. I'm simply responding further and
further to indicate the intolerance levels you display... maybe more subtle than most, but still evident in my opinion. As you defend your rant over
and over, you're only displaying to the other posters what I called out in a flaw in your op from the get go.
I really hope that you can tolerate my opinions on the matter, as my opinions mean as little to me as they do for you. There are much bigger issues
in life than trying to force my opinions on others. I'd define that as a tolerant behavior on my part. You're more than welcome to define that as
hypocritical or whatever you wish... it would be intolerant for me to get upset at another person's opinion of my opinion.
I still love you all the same!