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Re: [atheists-27] Civility

From: friend of Smokey the B.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:00 AM
personally, it was him or me.


earlier, it was me or Woody.

it's my time when it comes to caring to the caregiver.
and i am a creature of comfort.
and when it gets uncomfortable, i shift and move.
i am not uncommon in this regard.
you can pick yer friends; i do (and yer not even friends).



On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 9:20 AM, Diana Lynn <[address removed]> wrote:
It's about respect.  Some words are horribly offensive to women.  I'm quite open-minded, but the C-word (for instance) makes me cringe.  (As does calling us "whores."  Guys can have sex freely, but when women do, we're "whores.")  So use respect and don't use those words.  Thanks. 


On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 9:02 AM, Woody Lipinski <[address removed]> wrote:
Rob,

why you are so exited about bad words. Ugly words are human expression and used for many reasons.  For me the person can have serious arguments against expression of some feminists that are more offensive in meanings than one his ugly word.

Do you watch any comedian or speaker who are using often bad words?  If human life is always clean and pretty? We have to deal with bad things too.

Woody



On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 8:01 AM, Robert W Ahrens <[address removed]> wrote:
If people cannot maintain a civil tone without ugly nasty name calling, then we deserve not to have a discussion group, it is then merely a shouting match. 

Woody, calling women the C word is exactly that, ugly, nasty and does NOT advance the discussion, it closes it down!  

Which is exactly what it is intended to do. Which is why we cannot tolerate it. 

Sent from my iPhone 4S!

On Aug 21, 2013, at 7:53 AM, Woody Lipinski <[address removed]> wrote:

Don,

you will kill your forum for discussion if you started censure human being expression by labeling incivility or civility and you do not let person to defend reason for such expression.  Let people take responsibility for their words not you. Are you able to tolerate other points of view and variety of human expressions or not?

Woody




On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 11:18 PM, Don Wharton <[address removed]> wrote:
Obviously I have been forced to respond to the recent incivility.  I will not guarantee that the person involved will not return to our on-line community.  In fact I made it clear that I will consider inviting the person back if that could make sense based on contrition and understanding from that person.
 
We are not a social work group.  However, if we can succeed in moving people toward social values that work for them and the rest of society it is worthwhile spending some time in responding with our best wisdom and compassion.
 
Don




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