Are you saying that I've been portraying blind hatred, or this thread in general?
Regardless, I hope you have the ability to distinguish words directed towards ideologies and religious systems and words directed towards individuals. Also, when someone disagrees with your reasoning, that doesn't mean they "hate you blindly". I do think many bad words have been directed to various proponents of various positions, and I'm guilty of saying such things. However, I believe the best thing is always to interpret everything as well as possible. If everyone is always looking for ways of getting hurt by what others say, it's only a matter of time before everyone is hurt and thinks everyone else is out for them.
This being said, I will not pretend like I do not have opinions about your religion. However, this opinion is not particularly unique towards your particular religion. But sometimes people seem to divide attitudes towards other thought systems into only two categories: Blind hatred and ignorance, or acceptance. My maxim is to love all human beings (in my attitude), but also to love the truth, as far as I feel it is revealed to me. With this mindset, I can be very opposed to a certain ideology or religion (say, Capitalism or Hinduism), while still loving that person (the Capitalist or Hindu) as much as I can! In fact, if I truly love a person who I believe is on the wrong track, it is less loving to entirely ignore that.
However, considering this is the "Debate section", with a big disclaimer on top, anyone who comes into this topic should be prepared for just that - people who question your beliefs. But those who ask questions need to be open for new ideas and not assume that they know everything about a person who claims to be connected to a certain religious tradition.
Anyways, I hope we can continue this conversation in a good tone, and not one of ridiculing or with a condescending tone!
No I am certainly not saying you are portraying blind hatred, I mean this thread in general. You yourself are actually quite open, informative, acceptive and reasonable with points. I can understand why people do not agree with my religion, why some dislike it, feel I'm "misguided" or some in fact hate it, but these things are personal choices and opinions.
And I don't mind people questioning my beliefs, or asking questions, but Rob is CERTAINLY neither of those. He has been antagonistic from the start, aggressive and just there to be argumentative. There is a difference between having a debate, and being argumentative just for the fact of being argumentative, which Rob is certainly being. I used some strong aggressive language in my last post which I shouldn't of done, so I will reduce that, but I have sent a PM to Rob, because I think that that is rather the place for the type of conversation he is looking for on this subject.
He'd probably be a little more ready to understand your system if you answered any of the questions he's asked you instead of just calling him a "fucking idiot" and an "antagonistic bastard."
He is asking questions about things you have said, and, rather than answering his questions, you are launching into tirades without actually answering his questions.
I have answered him and answered him, time and time and time again and he just doesn't seem to understand the answers or something. There is a limit to how many times one can repeat himself to drill points into someone. He has made about 5 posts just on one statement, in which he has just agreed was written to provoke people and nothing more. His last post doesn't contain a single question at all, and in fact it has no basis, everything has been clearly answered before. Should I just keep typing "read previous post"? It's obviously a mental block that I can't get through. Not really because he is stupid to be honest, but because he doesn't understand my point. BUT he doesn't CHOOSE to want to understand it either. His points have ALL been answered anyway, he is just being provocative and flame baiting just to fuel his aggression towards me. He has been aggressive from post one for no reason, he has no stance in any of his posts, he just wants to argue, and someone like that shouldn't visit the debate forum IMO.
Edited by Teh_Avatar, 06 September 2010 - 03:53 PM.