Thread: A Call for Civility
July 18th 2003, 10:57 AM #1
A Call for CivilityOriginally posted by BeHereNow in the thread A call to Civility
<I post this here because this is where my target audience posts.>
Brothers and sisters, listen to me now. I have noticed two striking characteristics of the majority of people posting here: 1) They are very intelligent and good at writing; 2) They engage in superfluous name-calling! <Yes, I am guilty of it, too.>
WHY? Why is it that when someone asks a question or responds to a question, they feel the need to answer it AND add a little snipit about why the other person is inferior? It happens so much here that it's sickening, and I for one am sorry for contributing to it. Does anyone have any clues to the mystery of why we so incessantly engage in this harmful banter?
<Here's some wisdom both camps can enjoy> Words are to be used for teaching and encouragement. An ill-placed word laced with anger means that your heart is laced with anger. You individually will be better off for contributing only peaceful words to the world.
This post isn't meant to make me look good. I simply recognized a scourge on a board I enjoy, and it needs to be addressed. I'm sure the Christians will back me up on this, and hopefully the skeptics will, as well, when I say that your tone should connote love and patience. Please, concentrate on arguments and conclusions. Make your point and leave it at that. Stop telling people they are dumb, etc. If someone doesn't understand your point, explain it again and help them learn. That's it.
Thanks for reading and writing.
/ot Here's some more humble advice, from someone who is not afraid to share his mistakes. Never squeeze out a fart when you have diarhea! haha
July 18th 2003, 10:57 AM #2
Note: I did not see that off topic part when I picked this post /:-)
July 18th 2003, 11:27 AM #3
I think the off topic part added that certain...as the French say.... I don't know what!!
:gas:I may not yet be as old as dirt, but dirt and I are starting to have an awful lot in common... Stephen Donaldson - Author of my favorite series (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)
S'cuse me... oops, I'm sorry... I didn't see your sign - Bill Engvall
July 18th 2003, 11:34 AM #4
I agree with BeHereNow, good post man
There is no reason for me to post words that express the truth that I am smarter, better looking, more knowledgeable, funnier, cooler, and just plain better than everyone else
Sometimes my greatness causes people to burst into flames in person, and I see no reason why I should express my attributes to the point that a fellow poster might be harmed.
July 18th 2003, 11:59 AM #5
haha Russ.... I love facetiousness It gives your post that certain... je ne se qua? (eh.. French is for the French haha)
Thanks for the recognition of this post, but for real I just want the name-calling to end. I like logic, I like debate, and I like reading on the TWeb.
Peace. :rockon:The rain, it started tapping on the window near my bed.
There was a loophole in my dreaming, so I got out of it.
And to my surprise my eyes were wide and already open.
July 18th 2003, 09:01 PM #6
Great post BeHereNow!
/ot ummmmm..... TMIIf I have a mystical experience, an experience that's so overwhelming that I know now that there's a God, the cognitive fallout from that is irrelevant. The fact that that experience can be explained by psychologists in numerous ways is irrelevant to the fact that I now know.
July 18th 2003, 09:05 PM #7
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