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May 2011
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You know, I have never, ever unfriended someone for something they said in their journal.

Guess there's a first for everything. I've even ignored things that were pretty hostile in my general direction, in part because I think it's important that I have an eyes-open view of the world and there's a lot of crap out there.

But you know what? There are some things I just don't need to get in my breakfast cereal.

EDIT: I think what pushed me over the edge was that comments were disabled, so it wasn't even possible to respond with an attempt at a polite rebuttal (or hell, flames for that matter). The combination of vitriol with cowardice was what got to me. If you're going to make that strong a statement, have the fucking balls to stand up to people responding to it.

Current Mood: sadsad
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*curious*

Mostly, having someone ranting about how my very existence is an abomination before God and how I'm clearly less than human and a huge threat to their very existence.

You know, I know that that kind of vitriol is out there. I don't need to see it to know that.

You realize we're all running to check whether it's us, right?

I'm immensely flattered that you care, Ferrett. *hug*

No, it's not you. Of course it's not you. (See what I said in response to 'song. I can't imagine you doing quite that, even if for some reason you did feel that way.)

I don't s'pose you'd be willing to tell us who it is, so we can read and get pissed off, too?

cos, you know, not only does misery love company (heh), but we wanna support you, too.

*hugs* That sounds awful. :(

Ditto. Hugs!

FUck em!

I think that's what I did by making them the first person ever to get unfriended for something they said... *halfhearted grin*

*hugs gently*

I'm sorry honey.

.....

Take it as you will.

Re: .....

I believe that I did, in fact, do exactly that.

I have always taken you at your word in the past. I see no reason to do less now.

P.S. - firni   Expand  

Let's see... according to Webster's Dictionary (1913):

Friend
\Friend\ (fr[e^]nd), n. [OR. frend, freond, AS.
fre['o]nd, prop. p. pr. of fre['o]n, fre['o]gan, to love;
akin to D. vriend friend, OS. friund friend, friohan to love,
OHG. friunt friend, G. freund, Icel. fr[ae]ndi kinsman, Sw.
fr["a]nde. Goth. frij[=o]nds friend, frij[=o]n to love.
[root]83. See {Free}, and cf. {Fiend}.]

1. One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem,
respect, and affection that he seeks his society and
welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes,
an attendant.

2. One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also,
one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly
feelings may be assumed. The word is some times used as a
term of friendly address.

3. One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a
project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend
to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.

(Thanks to HyperDictionary)
Under which definition would your erstwhile correspondent qualify as a friend?
1. Nope.
2. Nope.
3. Nope.
I'd say your "friend" self-selected himself off of your list. Just' sayin'.

And about *hug* all I can *hug* do from here *hug* is send a few *hug* words of *hug* well-wishes and *hug* support. Hang in there, girl!

My two cents

I went over to the journal in question, and was quite surprised to find references to bondage and s/m in the writer's information page. No biggie there--many of us have alternative sexual preferences, but the fact that the writer was so vitrolic about the issue at hand was off putting, especially considering his own sexual predelictions. The hypocracy was stunning. How can one have alternative sexual practices but be so judgemental about others preferences? Then again, more often than not, there is no logic when it comes to sex.

Nobody needs to see such hateful assaults on human dignity. Here is to peaceful discourse (CLINK)!

Re: My two cents

Yes. That made me giggle. Mostly because his hatred of homosexuals comes from the same section of the Bible that damns fornicators and perverts, etc.

These things always make me laugh. :)

A very good expression of precisely my own view. I could care less what bonds people make in court. Bonds before God should be in the spirit of His Will (and I believe that love of any kind is approved by God as of the New Testament changes), and so if you don't believe that it is His Will for sam sex couples to marry, then don't marry them in your church. They should still be able to go before a judge and protect themselves and all of us from the fallout of an unregulated relationship and all of its accompanying hassles to the court system and society.

Now, I, personally, believe homosexuality is part of the ever-changing details of God's plan. He has done at least one complete rethink of his stance, and I believe that his Will is changable. And homosexuality, frankly, makes a lot of sense as a solution to some of the world's pressing problems (which mostly stem from overpopulation at the core). However, if you/your church believe that homosexuality is in direct opposition to God's will, then you don't have to marry people in your church. And if your pastor disagrees with you, you're free to find another church. But seeing as there is a separation, at least purportedly, of Church and State, the license is what matters legally. The vows are what matter religiously (and generally personally, but that doesn't really come into play in this instance). There is just no reason, in my mind, people should be able to obtain a legal marraige contract ratification through the court system, while churches decide on a case-by-case basis if they will perform/recognize those marriages.

So, I went on longer than I meant, and I lost my train a couple of times, but I hope this was logical and all. If you have questions/comments, again, don't hesitate to voice them to me. :)

*giggle*

Hey, girl. Do you have any great photos of your horses you would like to share so that they might live in infamy in paintings?

I wonder if anyone's ever pointed out to "Him" that according to the tradition "He" holds so dear, only God and His son get capitalised pronouns.

WHOOT!

NICE shot!