No, I'm here because Rebel showed me the website a few years back when we were both posting on Milnet.com. He wanted to show me how much of a dick Gator could be sometimes. I had been viewing and posting on the website for a couple of weeks before I even knew you existed, and spoke to Franksolich about the matter your bringing up.
And I've got nothing to apologize for, nor want one from you. I'd have to actually be offended by anything you have to say before I'd want one.
Have I brought the issue up since that day? Thought not, get over it. It was three years ago.
Now, that I've corrected that, I'm stepping away.
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For instance, my views on homosexuality, which some here find so heinous, are based on Darwinistic theory, I just have a more direct way of expressing them.
I'm not aware of the history between you, Jonesie and BC, but I know you are both assets to the board because you post interesting thoughts with conviction.
This is the only board anywhere that I care anything about. I'm glad you both are here.
No-one wants endless Kumbaya here... we can leave that shit to DU, that's what they're there for. We're here on CU to discuss and debate issues and have fun at the same time.
I think the thread has raised an interesting point about PC bullshit, which can be discussed independently of any beef any poster may have with any other.
And no, I have not always been tolerant. I was a very partisan Democrat for most of my life. I worked hard for what I believed in. The thing about that is, what i believe has changed over the course of my life, and a part of what changed my beliefs was conversation and debate as well as my own life experience. I went from being a Democrat to being a Republican. A lot of it has to do with "conversations" in real life and also on this board.
I have engaged in a conversation with people here and have found many to be well informed folks who put forth a persuasive argument for their beliefs.
I haven't found myself to be slipping in my attempt at civility and tolerance lately, because I have always struggled with my temper and have said many things I have later regretted.
It is an ongoing process. I work to maintain a balance between speaking up for my beliefs while attempting to respect the rights of others to speak on behalf of their own positions.
I would like to hear what basis in Darwinism that might be sometime, if you are willing to share.For instance, my views on homosexuality, which some here find so heinous, are based on Darwinistic theory, I just have a more direct way of expressing them.
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