I always thought that debating was expresssing our own personal opinion and others doing the same. Some ladies in here seem to think that since I keep debating my point, I don't accept others opinion. Just want to clarify, accepting others opinions does not mean I need to agree with you, neither do you have to agree with me. Last time I posted, I was called a pervert, obssessed, a lesbian. foolish and the list is rather long. Then I get acussed after never once belittling or going for the personal attack, of not accepting others opinion, they are yours not mine. Others insult and belittle and I get the blame for it.
I make a point in everyone of my replies that I am respectful never insulting or demeaning, and I get acussed of it anyway? I don't let the troll remarks against me get to me, most of the time I gnore them or report them
Answer by mommy16love at 3:26 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Answer by older at 2:59 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:02 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
People who tend to use absolute terms to defend their side of the opinion and do NOT back up their claim, lose credibility. It's ok to do it, IF you can back it up. Take this [general] statement: Most people want him out of office ONLY because he is gay......~If you are going to own a statment like that... Defend it. Back it up. Prove it. :o)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:11 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Answer by older at 3:17 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Answer by wewerepunked at 3:35 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Honestly, older I have never seen you accept that someone else could have an opinion that's different from yours. Do you ever say something like, "yes I see your point." As far as I've seen you do not. You continue to say "but, but..." and you argue until people want to take out a gun and go postal. "Debating" with you is less productive than debating with brick wall.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Answer by trippyhippy at 3:53 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Older--the truth in your statements is so stinging for some, the only defense they have is sarcasm, cruel insults and backhanded remarks. I know you won't abandon the talks--I'm right there with you and wholeheartedly agree. Many believe the only positive outcome of a debate is having the "other side" agree with them. It is sad to be so close-minded. There are many things I don't agree with--but i simply don't comment because the diatribes are not worth my time or energy. My grandmother has said to me, more than once, you can't argue with fools--she is absolutely right! Those who can't understand the difference between debate and aggressive verbal attacks are fools and cannot be rationalized with. Breathe deep my friend--I just try to ignore the ones who need ignoring, otherwise, I am just feeding into their petty mindless drivel.
Answer by PsWifey at 3:57 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
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