March 18th, 2004


In case it isn't obvious? I hate people

In reference to this, after pointing out the obvious that the Supreme Court already ruled against this whole sodomy law thing:

Me: First off, what now? Are they going to try to hunt down all the homosexual-behavior-engaging ANIMALS in the county too? Because trust me, it happens.
Carter: Penguins especially.
Me: Second, if one of their children is gay, are they just going to shove the kid into foster care and kick him out of the county?
Carter: Nono, children will be closely monitored for homosexual thoughts and activites. At the first sign, they'll be shot.
Me: Lovely.
Carter: The birds will get foster care.
  • Current Music
    Bowie & Queen - Under Pressure

Because it's on my mind...

After reading some controversy on one of my friends' journal concerning The Passion of the Christ, I have to make some points I don't feel like making in his journal, since he doesn't really need me pontificating there. Especially as these points are only tangentially related...

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Third, disagreeing with someone or wanting to point out something to them to consider does NOT mean you have to attack them! You can either point it out civilly or keep your damn mouth shut - just because the way of communication is there does not mean you have to take it. The way people can abuse each other on the internet sometimes really vexes me. For an example unrelated to this, I don't like some of the pictures shown in some of my communities because they're not my thing or I find them disturbing. However, I don't have to comment saying, "You fucking bitch, don't post that shit!" I don't say anything, because you know what? Some people DO like it, and they have a right to post and look as long as they warn you what it is first. If it really IS out of line or improperly labeled - say pictures not lj-cut - you don't have to haul off and attack. Politeness DOES work better. I'm not saying we all have to be falsely polite all the time, but nor do we have to be unnecessarily vitriolic either.

There, that's off my chest. I feel better. Keep on with the show, Patrick. ^_^
  • Current Music
    Robbie Williams - Come Undone