Elizabeth (the Instigator) - posted on 07/25/2009 ( 55 moms have responded )
I just want to be clear here. I have never shied away from debates even in the face of insults. I have prayed outside abortion clinics and been spit at, as well as called any variation of profane names. I have withstood face to face confrontations, but never have I shut the conversation off!! I feel that when emotions are high and it's getting ugly is when both parties have a better chance of walking away from the debate actually considering the other's argument. When you attempt diplomacy and insert compliments and niceties with your vague arguments, the other party may have pleasant thoughts about you, but nothing you said will remain remarkable for them. It is an unfortunate truth about human nature, we remember the intense moments more than the comfortable ones. With that said, nothing I said was an insult to anyone here. I have no emotional ties to any political figures or parties, my opinions are politically ideological, therefore I take nothing personal that is spoken about them nor do I not expect that anything I say about political figures and parties will be taken personally by others. I am not sure what one would expect out of a political debate group, but politics are so polarized in the world that there is very little comfortable ground. In the future, it would be nice to see intense, intelligent debate allowed to continue.