|The whole truth
Joined: Jan. 2012
|Quote (Robin @ Feb. 09 2012,06:03)|
|Quote (The whole truth @ Feb. 09 2012,02:17)|
|The reason I brought up importance is partly due to some comments by you and others and partly due to this question from Erasmus:|
"who gives a fuck what they think?"
I think it's fair to say that most or all people here (at ATBC) care about what's said at UD (and elsewhere) by the IDiots (and by their opponents). Otherwise they likely wouldn't be here, or at least wouldn't stick around for long. The level of importance from one person to another undoubtedly varies, but I don't think that anyone here can honestly say that what the IDiots do or say (or "think") is completely unimportant.
I realize that we all have our own way of dealing with things, and I'm not trying to 'make' any ID opponents change their methods. I'm just speaking up about something that bugs me and hoping to influence EL to consider some things. I do feel strongly about it but I know that she can, and will, ultimately do whatever she wants.
To prevent any misunderstanding, by "this site" I meant ATBC.
I agree for the most part, though I could quibble with you about your choice of the word "important". I certainly don't find what goes on at UD important in a strict sense of the term:
1. Of great significance or value; likely to have a profound effect on success, survival, or well-being: "important habitats for wildlife".
2. (of a person) Having high rank or status.
For me, UD is more compelling than important. The discussions and behavior there are indicative of a mindset that I find a little shocking, a little frightening at times, and unbelievable, but also fascinating. I'll engage in discussions there every so often just to see how they defend what I see as an obviously ignorant and erroneous claim.
Still, I agree with you in principle - a lot of us would not come to AtBC if not for UD, so clearly most of us care about UD...at least in the sense that we care enough about what they say and how they behave to gather and comment on it.
I am still curious though - what do you think one of the UD folks "pouncing" on a weak Lizzie would look like? What do you think would happen that would be significant in some way?
Robin, I just want to let you know that I'll respond late tonight. I was in the middle of a response when my power went out, and I should think more about it anyway.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. - Jesus in Matthew 10:34
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. -Jesus in Luke 19:27