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Message 62 of 114 (36998)
04-14-2003 3:51 PM
Reply to: Message 25 by wj
08-23-2002 6:46 AM

Greetings everyone. I realize I have almost no experience in this forum, but reading all of the posts, I am ashamed at my fellow evolutionists. No one should be attacked, insulted, or criticized for WHAT they believe, no matter how incredulous their beliefs may seem. I am ashamed at the sassy and rude insinuations the creationists are receiving on our part. If we truly desire for them to accept what we know is true, the best way is gentle persuasion and thorough explanations. Responding to anyone in an offensive manner will only bring about defense from them, not consideration for what we believe. I would encourage all of us to approach these issues with a genuine concern for what the other believes, not a heated annoyance.

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Message 66 of 114 (37431)
04-21-2003 3:44 AM
Reply to: Message 63 by NosyNed
04-14-2003 4:22 PM

Re: Qualified agreement
Yeah, I'm new to this forum. However, I have already seen some posts that have had personally degrading responses to info that yes, may have already been covered or is not completely relevant or researched, but I do not have enough time to find and quote them...
You've said that being nice may not be all that effective, but it really depends on your definition of effectiveness. Some might think that being effective means making people angry and frustrated with their debates while others may feel that effectiveness lies in other means of debate. Even if the opposing view does not accept what our opinions are, not offending them purposely will certainly make them more respectful and possibly more open to a friendly exchange of ideas...
Just a thought. :]

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Message 68 of 114 (77377)
01-09-2004 3:06 PM
Reply to: Message 67 by crashfrog
04-21-2003 4:41 AM

Re: Qualified agreement
I apologize if I seemed to state that only evolutionists are rude, but I meant no such thing. I, as an evolutionist, really can only speak to my "fellow" evolutionists regarding this issue, because it would be quite rude of me to address the creationists. If there is a creationist who agrees with me, so be it, and they can speak to their own kind, but it stands I will not openly criticize them, only their theories. A person should be treated with respect whether or not their inteligence is high or their theories are ridiculous. When following your logic, one could say anything to anyone just because. For instance, "I can speak rudely to creationists because they are dumb." Under this logic, a parent could be very rude to their child who has not fully developed yet because they are "dumb," or one could behave rudely to a mentally handicapped person because they are superior in mental capacity. If one believes themself to have better or superior mental capacities or inteligence or knowledge, it would be quite humane to not abuse that power or act like they are indeed better. Cheers

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Message 73 of 114 (77466)
01-09-2004 9:32 PM
Reply to: Message 69 by crashfrog
01-09-2004 3:13 PM

I never said that you stated that, merely that "one could" under your logic state anything like that. Is the state of "lacking knowloedge" or "playing dumb" rudeness? I see no evidence in your statement that implies that you believe they are.
"The people who genuinely seek knowledge are to be treated with the respect that they deserve for they are the honest seekers of truth. Those, however, on an agenda to misinform draw nothing but sarcasm. I don't really have a problem with this. Although sometimes it's hard to tell between those who are genuinely lacking knowledge and those who are playing dumb. I admit we should do a better job of distinguishing between them."

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