Originally Posted by Cado
I've given DerekB multiple neg reps in this thread, I'll admit to that. That's a bit petty on my end. I have excuses-I've not been feeling top notch for the last few days, I'm going through emotional cleansing, etc.-but none of that matters. I did what I did and good or bad, I have to live with that. None of my personal stuff is your problem, Derek.
On the other hand, I do stand by what I've said, and I don't think a few extra neg reps is all that significant when I haven't used it as a medium for insults or otherwise said things I wouldn't say right here in a public post.
Derek, just because you say "it's not sexist" or "it's not ad hominem" doesn't make it so. I don't like you. I don't like anything you've posted. I disagree with your stance but that is the least of my issues with you. I've gone out of my way to articulate what I think and why and if your only response to that is, "don't neg rep me because you don't agree with me" then we're done because you have completely missed the point.
I'm convinced you're here to troll. If you're not, step up your game and show us what you can really do. I want to hear good arguments from pro-lifers. I want a legitimate challenge. Address some of the posts which point out logical fallacies and ad hominems, show us why you have a case. If you can't do that, then what's the point?
I'm not a troll. I have made perfectly adequate arguments and countered every argument you've presented to me, though it seems you have either overlooked my answers or are ignoring them. I didn't say anything sexist, and I defy you to post a quote from me that proves me wrong. Also, I did specifically address your logical fallacy argument, as well as the rest. I'm pretty sure I replied to every post that seemed to be asking for one. It's all right there, black text on white background.
I think its sad that you are incapable of liking somebody who disagrees with you. Many of my best friends are very liberal, and despite my conservatism we get along swimmingly. In fact, we're better off as a result of being such close friends, because we get to hear the other side's perspective. You don't have to like what I believe or say, but you don't have to hate me for it either. I don't hate you. Also, just because you find my viewpoints as deplorable as you seem to doesn't mean I'm a troll. Believe it or not, many people feel the same way I do, and while that may not be the case with specific regard to this forum, it does hold true broadly.
By the way, as far as you being in an "emotional" time, my mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and my father only recently had open heart surgery, and to top it all off I'm at college away from them both, so I don't accept whatever your going through as an excuse for rudeness or pettiness.