It’s Gotten Off Topic

Posted: April 9, 2013 in Reflections, Social Activism
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Not too long ago I wrote a post about how some people, while passionate about their beliefs, get too passionate and end up being divisive and rude to others whose beliefs may not match theirs. Since that post, I’ve gotten several commetns from people explaining why they feel circumcision for males is mutilation, due to the fact that I listed a recent experience of mine in the post involving an online controversy about female circumcision vs. all forms of circumcision.

Look, I’m happy that people are passionate about their beliefs, and I respect all veiwpoints, provided they are not racist/sexist/homophobic/anti-Semitic or anything of that nature. However, I wrote that post to draw attention to people who take an attitude that says “It’s my way or the highway, and if you disagree, then I’ll outshout you until nobody can hear you”. It’s rude, it’s upsetting, and in the end it’s more likely to get people against you than with you. That was the point of that post, not to debate about male circumcision.

I’m also appreciative of all the comments I’m getting, I like to hear from people reading my blog, but I’d be happier if people would please refer to the real issue of that post, which is certain attitudes do more to hurt than help your cause and by adopting athe right attitude, perhaps you can at least have a meaningful discussion, if not exact positive change and compromise. The fact that so many people saw only the part about male circumcision worries me and I’d like to remind them about the issue stated in that post, not the examples I gave.

Thanks for reading, and please send hate mail/hate comments to Westboro Baptist Church in Westboro, Kansas. They’ll be much more lively in a debate than I’ll ever be.

Comments
  1. I sincerely wish you could’ve used the comments to make your point. I would like to think that it should concern you most when you receive no comments, as opposed to receiving those that you think aren’t relevant. I will not comment again, and I wish you the best of luck.

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