To Noah - Why?
Submitted by Michel (United States), Jan 27, 2007 at 15:20
Why did you have to lower yourself down to the niveau of Susan?
In your philosophy you may see me now as a weakling, because I am not willing to respond to your very nasty insults in kind. If I would respond with expletives, call you an immature child, stamping his feet, when not getting his will, an annoying mosquito at best, a pinscher, pissing on the leg of an elephant, I'd be disqualifying our entire debate which I considered as refreshing and interesting - yet you probably would respect it as strength. or maybe you just tried to provoque me to betray my principles so you could call me rightfully a hypocrite?
I honored your work with much more truh about myself and background than it is smart to do in a wide open forum.Instead of as a minimum appreciating and respecting that truthfulness as foundation for my stands to various issues, you resort to offending me on a personal level? Why? Just because you can not follow my rationale? Just because I have a different opinion?
For the sake of the argument - let us suppose that everyting I said defies any logic, that I was a retarded person with no intelligence - wouldn't I neverthless deserve basic civility in your book?
Are you not one of the key representatives here, condemning the Muslims of the world for utter lack of understanding of the need to co-exist, cooperate in a civil manner, lack of respect and intolerance?
A couple of qualifications and expressions I used ( fanaticism, Hitler, racism) were understood as insult.
Now look at what you guys called me throughout this thread (Relativist, Mumbo Jumbo, Naive, Indiana Jones, Clown, hypocrite, stupid, idiotic, Muslim lover, Christian hater, Ignorant, dumb and so much more)
One single apology? Not in a million years.
The ugly muslim you depict again and again and again is the face of a person looking back at you when you shave, dear friend. The sad fact of life confirmed once more, that one hates in others exactly the qualities one manifests himself.
Not trying to sound patronizing, but I feel deeply sorry. Sorry for you, sorry for us as a society, sorry for thye many innocent Muslims, sorry for the children you will raise as indoctinated as they do in a refugee camp in Gaza radicalized by a fanatic Imam.
So much work I personally put in too, with only this one result? What a pity. What a shame.
If you are a man of class, honorable and strong, if you are the man you proclaim to be, then you have the spine to apologize for letting this debate degrade to an exchange of personal insults. This time, Noah, it is you who has the burden of proof that he deserves the respect I treated you with.
That however takes a ton of courage - much more than calling for a revolution or deporting muslims.
I will check in from time to time, as I am curious as to what Mo has to say in response to Platos excellently crafted questions. But other than that
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