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Postby Jason » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:10 pm

And sitting around discussing what other people do when the people in question are unable to defend themselves is somehow better? Are people really all that different?
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Postby PeterB » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:14 pm

What about sitting around discussing what people do who sit around discussing people who cant defend themselves, who can defend themselves. Is that any better ?
What about getting all indignant about what other people are discussing is THAT any better ?

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Postby Jason » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:43 pm

Perhaps I should restate my point in another way. Whatever his reasons are for doing what he does, I imagine that he feels justified in doing it, and that's one of the things we all have in common: we do what we often feel justified in doing. I bet he feels justified in continuing to participate on this forum even after being banned, just as I feel justified in questioning the usefulness and fairness of this thread, and others feels justified in questioning my response. Who's really got the moral high ground here? We all probably think we do, but who's in a position to judge? The moderators here are certainly in a position to judge who has and hasn't violated the terms of service, but beyond that, why cast proverbial stones? We all err. Some may seem to do so more than others, but that shouldn't prevent us from looking at our own actions and questioning them as well, because the only heart we can ever truly know is our own.
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Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:12 pm

The golden rule in dealing with trolls is not feeding them, so this discussion is only making it worse (involuntarily of course).
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Postby PeterB » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:26 am

I guess we have all been there.
Stuck between loyalty, and defending the clearly indefensible.
And 100 double nicks and concomitant sneering and fraudulent ( in the sense of pretending to come from people unknown to the receiver ) Personal Messages IS indefensible.


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