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Re: Right to Speak

Posted by v on April 12, 1999, at 17:32:11

In reply to Re: Right to Speak, posted by Elaine on April 12, 1999, at 8:12:15

no, but she refers to gay people as an abomination and holds the wrath of god up to scare her half to death

you may not agree with me, but i find that abusive

many people become passionate here and do sometimes lose their tempers... i'm not saying that it was right for harry to call anyone names but really, he certainly isn't the only one to do so and has ALSO contributed often in a postive way to many people

we don't have to like everyone here... we don't have to agree... we don't have to read their posts...

i'm not saying cheryl should be blocked for her point of view either... and you know how i feel about it... :)

i do think the situation could have been handled differently, that's all... i think harry got backed into a corner and punished when he came out fighting...


> I think there is a difference between being offended by someone trying to pass their beliefs on and someone who is putting someone else down. I know religious issues can be a sensitive area, but I think the issue here is WHAT is expressed versus HOW it is expressed. Cheryl has expressed what she believes (which is, after all, another form of an opinion) without condemning. Harry was abusive in the MANNER in which he expressed his opinions. Everyone who has commente in the earlier thread agrees that harry has a right to his opinion - but not to express it in a manner that is abusive to others. Do you really think calling someone an "ignoramous" entitles someone to keep posting? I think the "line" is being harmful to others. Cheryl is trying to help. Why can't expressing religious beliefs be considered in the category of suggesting something you think would help someone? Like medication, or meditating, or EMDR. Again, it was the HOW (degradation and disrespect for others) not the WHAT (content) that set harry apart from everyone else. Please look at Dr. Bob's intro to this site that says "Please be civil." Harry was unquestionably not. I hope you can see the difference between the postings of these two individuals. One is entitled to express what one believes as long as it is done in a manner not harmful to others. Cheryl was being passionate, not degrading. Everyone has the freedom to accept or reject any suggestion, but not to be hurt in the reading of it.




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