Posted by Sabina on May 16, 2005, at 11:15:48
In reply to » Dr-Bob » Which Faith? » Dr. Bob, posted by 64bowtie on May 16, 2005, at 1:34:15
[I will clarify from the start that I have no desire to begin any sort of labored discourse with you. That's just my choice. If you do have anything you must say, please post it to the board only. Do *not* contact me off the board.]
Another point needs to be emphasized that has not been brought up in this matter. Sentiments of self censure were expressed over the subject matter of the original "anecdote" *three* times.
"I hope my following anecdote doesn't disgust you about me....."
"What I have here to share is horrifying... Please don't scorn me, I'm only the messenger......."
"(I almost disgusted myself even relating this story!!!)"
Then I started thinking about myself: If I were to apologize for a story three times *whilst* telling it, would it feel like something I should really be saying? Will there be repercussions for what I am saying? Maybe this is something best kept to myself?
Speaking from memory, any PBC resulting from relaying stories featuring potentially disturbing subject matter was given as a penalty for a lapse of discretion and good judgment, if anything. I don't remember now what wordings Dr. Bob used in those cases; i.e. Please be supportive, etc. (Forgive me if I don't go deep PB diving to find one.)
As for your insistence on wanting to know the names of the Babblers who agreed with your PBC, I'm stepping up, for what it's worth...but not for my religious beliefs.
I've also heard and seen some terrible things in my life, but that doesn't mean that they should be aired in this forum. There are plenty of other sites for that sort of thing (and no, I won't name them.)