Originally Posted by curiouslyrandom
Huh. Writing a post before I crash for the night is perhaps not always the wisest thing to do. I could have phrased things a little more clearly. I apologize. I was very tired at the time and my communication filter shuts off around 9 PM.
"Many" was too strong a word. I'd just finished reading several posts where replies had contained the opinions that were stated as fact, and it bothers me when people do that. I was raised to be a fact-checker, and that's what I do. If I don't feel I can win an argument with facts to back me up, I generally won't get into it.
The replies that bothered me so much were phrased in such a way as to make the poster feel like an idiot, saying "I'm right and you are wrong, therefore you are going to hell, as are all these other people who don't understand the TRUTH." I find that to be offensive. Why? Because I hold my own opinions, of course. And quite frankly, making someone feel bad about something they came here asking advice for is pretty cruel and petty IMO.
I'm not saying people can't have differing opinions, just don't shove them down throats. That's all.
...this is more understandable, but an example would be nice, and you don't
have to write who it was that was doing the shoving and in who's throat
something was being shoved
...just an example of the structure of the conversations that you are
relating to. This means the main elements, because obviously, it wasn't
stated like: "I'm right and you are wrong, therefore you are going to hell, as
are all these other people who don't understand the TRUTH."
Shades of gray, people. Lots and lots of shades of gray. In other words, |
nothing is as black and white as it may seem.
as I wrote in the post to Inri, there is no shades of gray, in the way you are describing
it in your original post. And absolutely everything is as BLACK and WHITE as it seems.
...This is because there is a clear DISTINCTION between one thing and another, and
black, white, shade of gray, or any other shade, are all distinctions. Maybe you're not
totally aware of distinctions, or the differences between one thing or another, and how
anything you perceive is distinct from everything else, or at least you haven't been aware of
it up to now, as you read these words, or the words I wrote to Inri in the next post.
...This is probably
why you feel PAIN from reading posts in these forums...you are not
making the distinctions between what the person is writing and your INTERPRETATION and
ASSUMPTION about what he/she is writing...the MEANING you are giving what is written.
...I really doubt you can show a few quotes of exchanges between members in this forum
where the exchange of words is something like you desribed in your original post. Since this
is a public forum, you can do this, and it would have actually made your original post, much
more clear, and there would be something
that could be discussed, except for what we
are discussing as of this moment...which is an assumption
of that what you wrote actually
happened...and not as a fact that it happend. This is because there was NO example, of what
you were talking about...just a general statement...with NO clear distinction.
...since there are really no distinctions to be made, since you wrote that all these things
you observed in some mysterious posts in this forum, I guess, this makes your original
post incomplete...to say the least.