Joined: Jan. 2006
Casey Luskin and the forgiveness reflex:
|In the end, I can cheerfully forgive Kevin Beck...|
|[To Tiana Dietz]:|
I get called unjustified names all the time on the ‘net and so I made my peace with such people and such incidents long ago; so I’m not angry about this, and as I said in my prior e-mail to you, I forgive you.
|[Second email to Tiana Dietz]:|
Regardless of where you choose to go from here, I want you to know that I forgive you, I wish you the best in your life, and I also hope, for your own sakes that you can join the culture of civility and friendship that is very real and very vibrant.
|In one single forum at Antievolution.org, created and owned by a former National Center for Science Education staff member, I have been called no less than “Bizarre ignoramus,” “retarded,” “suck-up,” “Pathetic Loser,” “attack mouse, gerbil, rat, or clockwork powered plush toy,” “an orc,” “Annoying,” “a miserable loser with no life,” “an idiot,” “dishonest,” “ignorant cheap poxied floozie,” “fanatic and lunatic,” “A proven liar,” “incompetent,” and many other far more colorful attacks which are probably best left unprinted here on Evolution News and Views.|
I don’t list this example to complain — I happily forgive those who have attacked me...
I could say much in defense of myself here, but this is neither the time nor the appropriate venue to do so. In this regard, I have one, and only one post to make, and one, and only one thing to say: I forgive you all for how you have treated me here, and most of all I forgive Wesley Elsberry and Steve Story.
|But I forgive Wesley regardless of whether he does the right thing here, and I will continue to be nice to him in the future.|
I'm hanging up this phone right now 'cause you have made an illegal action against me and I appreciate your time. If this gets posted you should be aware that I, my understanding is that it is illegal to record a phone call without somebody's knowledge, or letting them know about that first, so I'm going to hang up this phone because you have done something illegal, hope you have a nice day, I have no ill will against you, and I forgive you for the illegal action that you have [unintelligible] today. Have a nice day. Thank you very much. Bye.
It seems like you've forgiven everyone but me. I feel left out. You even forgave Wes and Tiana Dietz twice. What do I have to do to be granted your forgiveness? If I call you a sanctimonious douchebag, will you forgive me? Oh, wait -- that would be true, so there would be no need for forgiveness.
And the set of natural numbers is also the set that starts at 0 and goes to the largest number. -- Joe G
Please stop putting words into my mouth that don’t belong there and thoughts into my mind that don’t belong there. -- KF