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DaveT

Member Since 06 May 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 11:50 PM

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In Topic: Ferguson

Yesterday, 11:50 PM

I'm actually starting to worry about DCD a little.

In Topic: Bullying of sexual/gender minorities

18 November 2014 - 12:05 AM

I didn't write that last post just for shits and giggles, and I'm sure Scotty's last post wasn't entirely in jest, either.

Both of you, before you continue to attack each other, just restrain yourselves from making it too heated. :hand:

I didn't write that last post just for shits and giggles, and I'm sure Scotty's last post wasn't entirely in jest, either.

Both of you, before you continue to attack each other, just restrain yourselves from making it too heated. :hand:

In Topic: Bullying of sexual/gender minorities

17 November 2014 - 10:14 PM

Guys, I think we can have this argument without so many insults and personal attacks.

Derrik, I'd be lying if I said I hadn't seen your Twitter feed, and parts of it did concern me. However, I feel you have long been a respected member here, and I understand you suffer from depression*. Therefore, I feel it is only fair that we allow you to explain your position on LGBTs, ethnic minorities, equality, etc. After you've done so, it might turn out there has been some misunderstanding, or I might decide our views are very incompatible, but there's no reason you should feel you have no right to explain your position.

*Somebody very close to me and whom I care very deeply about suffers from depression, and I've learned how important patience and understanding are, so if you ever need a sympathetic ear, just PM me.

In Topic: Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists

13 November 2014 - 11:06 PM

David, did you ever finish reading this?

In Topic: Bullying of sexual/gender minorities

13 November 2014 - 05:32 PM

Are you saying rape jokes are acceptable? Do you feel your right to tell a crass joke trumps the right of a rape victim to not have the trauma they have suffered trivialized? Or, if they do hear the joke, should they put up and shut up?

BTW, going back to your earlier point, if somebody feels bullied or victimized by something you said, it isn't simply their problem, and they do have the right to complain about it. Furthermore your blatant and malicious attacks on LGBTs are in no way comparable with a philosophical argument that may cause some people to think life is misery, especially when the intention of the former is to demonise an undeserving group of people.

If you do not think it is right for LGBTs to be victimised, treated differently, or viewed with contempt, I apologise for the misunderstanding, but it does seem as though you have a problem with them. Maybe something you want to talk about?