Originally Posted by Rhythmdvl
dngnb8, you're either in for a large forehead-smacking moment or everyone is talking past each other and actually saying the same thing. Here's the whole chain of events; perhaps that will help. CR and Q posted in a thread about religion. They received a note from TnD telling them to take it to another thread (a note, not a warning). CR opened an ATMB thread questioning it. As a side point, it was pointed out that, among other things, CR' and Q's noted posts came across as racist. A bit of back-and-forth ensued about whether or not the were/were not racist (mhendo was involved, which is why I think he took this thread as a personal attack; hopefully he now understands it wasn't intended that way).
To highlight the issue, I merely changed "black" with "Jew." The question over racist/not persisted, and thinking it was a) a sidetrack to CR's ATMB thread, and b) likely to stray from what's allowed in ATMB, I put it in the Pit. Not to vent at anyone per se, but to carry on in a less constrained fashion.
So in an attempt to remain as neutral as possible (whether fully successful or not is irrelevant), I remained as true to the original posts as possible, only changing terms that referred to black people/preachers with words that referred to Jewish people. The idea was, as noted by another poster above (so it seems it wasn't entirely opaque) was that by changing the subject only the inherent repugnance (or what I thought as repugnance) would be clear.
So, your posts:
Are you expressing indignation at CR and Q (or some mix of the two) about their below-the-surface racist attitudes? Do you find them innocuous and are outraged at the assertion? Have you--until now--been conflating the subject of the thread and mis-attributed sentiments to the OP that should be directed at CR/Q? Something else?
Now that we're done with the vivisection...
This thread will end in 28 days... 6 hours... 42 minutes... 12 seconds.
I have read the links. Nowhere in the links did I see anything about your added rant which I have quoted several times.
I never criticized your links. I criticized what I quoted. If what I quoted was something another has said, I didnt see a link, so I attributed it to you.
I understand what you did regarding Jew/Black. I understand hate speak, whether spoken by an Christian, Atheist, Caucasian, Hispanic.
If what I am quoting is not your words, then I apologize.
Originally Posted by spooje
Originally Posted by voltaire
Ya know, I've noticed you tend to use that word a lot, and it's no great mystery where you would have picked up that habit.
I don't think it means what you think it means.