I was going to leave it to Sierepica, but this is going a bit far. The only way a discussion would be futile would be if both parties stubbornly stick to their guns and refuse to learn from each other. While Sierepica has laid down several good points in favor of her arguement the only thing I've heard from you is, "It might hurt someone's feelings."
I must admit, my motherly side was awakened by Keaton's reaction to Law and Order. It took a comment from @Pig_Larkcape1 to help me realize that I was letting my emotions overtake my reason. Women generally want to protect others from harm, emotionally or otherwise. While this is good for young children, it is not so good for them as they grow. I shall borrow the words of Q the Insufferable since he can say it much better than I.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here."
Tread carefully, Ariella. Angels and sirens both sing sweetly, but have very different intentions. Similar words may be used for both good and ill intentions. Be careful of yours.
However, that is not my only warning. Discounting abuse, as you seem to have done, is not proper conduct for either a lady or a Christian. Sierepica's view is a very different one from yours.
Easy, darling, you are falling into a dangerous error. A single perspective makes a very narrow view.
You are being a voice of emotion, particularly of motherly emotion. We cannot and should not coddle members of one particular group. I had never read Sir Ironheart's reasons for closing down the subject. Now that I have, I must say that I do not agree with them. Refusing to discuss certain subjects does not show tolerance. In fact, it shows the opposite. Shutting down a topic because it might hurt or offend a certain group of people is, forgive the strong language, tyranny, not tolerance.
I actually liked it because I enjoy a lively discussion. However, I don't think I will like this one.
Perhaps it will be again when the new content comes out and we have something to talk about. In the meantime, read a role play.
You seem to be rather ignorant of how Fog can spawn. If you keep ignoring it, it will grow. The more you ignore it, the more it will spread. A little conflict now is much better than growing resentment and greater conflict later.
A lot of it, I've noticed, stems from emotion more than anything else. We don't want to potentially cause anyone distress. We're arguing about how not to cause people distress. As a result, we ourselves are becoming distressed.
Should we stop? Not until we've sorted this out.
We seem unable to agree on what tolerance is. Ariella, dear, why don't you find a definition before we continue.
Easy, darling, the forums aren't there, yet. I emphasize the "yet" because we could go there if we hold up tolerance and compassion as the ultimate virtues. Love is patient and kind, but it is also not sappy. I have no intention of being walked on by anyone who thinks with their heart instead of their head.
That's the intimidating thing about our resident schoolmarm. She's always calm, calm and reasonable as stone. I think we need a solid rock to keep our emotions from flying away with us and God has been so good as to give us Sierepica Fuzzywalker.
Why am I reminded of the time Miss E threatened to call Angels down on us?
If anything Sierepica wrote made it to the front page of the New York Times, they'd probably have a spike in their readership. Conservative news outlets would be rejoicing that they printed something sensible for once.
I know that song and I've got this to say about it.
Love is a lot more complicated than being nice to people and making sure everything is always lovely. Sometimes love is telling someone that they're making a fool of themselves and will be very hurt in the long run if they don't stop. Sometimes love is hashing out a problem with someone you love because your goal is to find the best solution possible rather than ignoring it and letting it fester.
Her nature is earth, solid and sound. If the ground seems a little hard, it is even harder to those who have a long way to fall.
That was not the reason Goku shut it down, but you get the picture. Innocence is a beautiful thing. In a perfect world, it would be preserved for as long as possible. However, you cannot guard against a danger you do not know is there. Innocence, like harmlessness, is not a virtue and should not be treated as such.
I'm all for the preservation of innocence. I have motherly instincts too. However, we should consider why we are doing this. Are we preserving innocence or avoiding giving offense to the guilty?
Respect, as I have recently noticed, has tended to stray into hero worship.
Once bitten, twice shy.
Is she? There may be a little, or a lot, lost in translation.
His words seem to suggest otherwise.
I would like to impose a rule before any of the two young ladies can continue. You must repeat the other person's argument to the other person's satisfaction before stating your case. If the goal is understanding, I believe this will allow us to reach it much more quickly.
If you made it to the end of this post without skimming, congratulations.
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