The epidemic of 'offenditis'
Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Apr 25, 2009 at 07:39
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> Who is cleaner in this competitioner. No one is defending their ideas or actions, but everyone is blaming that the other is worse. <
I just wonder what sort of argument are you trying to introduce here ? For a person not interested in or rather ignorant of the subject all things said here must seem "harted" and "blaming [...] the other" although frankly they should remain as indifferent to him as they were before when he was living in bliss of ignorance.
> What kind of hatred is this website trying to grow? <
I also wonder what sort of an apostle of love are you endeavouring to represent yourself to be? Everyone who comes with this 'hate speech" garbage implictly pretends to be a preacher of love, doesn't he ?
>What good comes from this senseless, childish tantrums?<
More good than you can imagine, my friend. First , your comment here is childish and of a tantrum , yet -not to be unfair -without applying the word "sensless" to it. To take an example why I do think so, let's examine the 1955 pogroms in Constantinople mentioned by me. What do you know about them? I am afraid little, if not less. Now you read my comments on it and as you have nothing except your Western mind with all the rubbish of its shallow pop culture and its few pseudo-universal slogans to rely on , you come up with this statement of " senseless, childish tentrums". What a relief you are not forced to say a few senseful words about the Constantinople pogrom, what? What do you mean anyway ? That you know better , what? That I spread hatred, I slander a great nation by suggesting it was a mass phenomenon in 1955 to go and beat and loot the Greeks, the Jews and the Armenians ? Or what is happening in Northern Cyprus is a "sensleless and childish tentrum" of mine too? How happy you must be not to bother about that 'senseless tantrum' either!
To your mind it must be so , as - I guess- you are as ignorant of what is going there as unwilling to learn . Perhaps the Turks ( I mean 'statistical Turks' which is roughly the same as 'the Turkish nation') do respect Christian symbols and monuments and there are no desecrated churches and cemeteries changed into latrines or garbage dumps there and every Turk goes and lays flowers on the graves of those whose children and grandchildren he had expelled or butchered ?
> Ianus is blaming Islamic religion and the anti-democratic actions of the Turkish goverments. Well so do I, yet I can not help but being offended by the comments he makes about the nation in general.<
It's funny to see how widespread a certain new epidemic of mass nervous disease is. It's not described in most manuals of medicine yet I'd like to call it "offenditis". It's highly contagious and if unchecked can assume with time a very acute form with devastating and irreparable damage done to the central cognitive system. Offenditis results from the presence of dangerous microbial agents, including free speech, strict logic or anti-polical correctness, contempt for self-proclaimed authorities, unconcerned sincerity , disrespect for flattery, rejection of soft soap and unhidden hatred of accepted aburdities, even viruses of a sense of humour may cause offenditis. Symptoms include various forms of illogical speech, loss of self-criticism, rage and anger of various form, hightened blood pressure and disturbed heart rythm with brain centres responsible for sound and logical thinking blocked and ,if offenditis is protracted , impaired. All the observed cases of offenditis develop a strange and disquieting behaviour. All instead of consulting a doctor turn rather to a lawyer and other persons suffering already from offenditis to get help which usually consists in persecuting and prosecuting anyone suspected of causing or displaying any behaviour favourable for emergence of offenditis.
> On the other hand, what makes you think that jewish religion is any better? or wait...any different?<
It would take a few volumes to describe in detail why Judaism is BETTER than Islam.
E.g. you can't see any rabbis beheading gentiles or any Jews flying planes into towers or forcing anyone to convert to Judaism at the point of the sword and slaughtering the apostate referring to Jehova's will... But do I have to tell you that ? Are you so poor in spirit that you don't know even that , dear apostle of universal love and offenditis-patient ?
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