Re: because this isn't the place

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Posted by carlo marx at on March 31, 2001 at 14:50:18:

In Reply to: because this isn't the place posted by Glenda Glamazon on March 31, 2001 at 13:17:22:

: It's one thing to have a discussion on the practices of Scientology or any other religion in the abstract in a forum appropriate for such discussion. It's quite another to attack or in any other way disrespect someone for personal choices he has made.

i certainly hope you're speaking in general terms, because i made it very clear that the issue is not w/jason, but w/the reports of abuse & intimidation from w/in the church itself.

: Would you attack Kevin's Catholicism based on the many reports of priests molesting kids?

i think the word "attack" is a bit strong. but to answer your question: no, i wouldn't denounce catholicism in a spiteful way in an attempt to offend someone. just that which you provided as an example, which i despise (the child-molesting priests).

:That would be absurd.

attacking any religion viciously & spitefully would indeed be absurd.
that is why i don't do it.

:This board and the VA family's participation in it is not a birthright, it is a really wonderful privilege.

i agree.

:It is disrespectful and unfair to come here and expect these people to apologize for or defend their life choices when they are doing us a service.

again, i agree. speaking for myself, i would never ask anyone to apologize
for having faith. but, if the opportunity presented itself, i would respectfully question certain aspects of, for example, scientology.

:They are giving us a cool little window into their world. Enjoy it. Be grateful for it.

make no mistake, i do indeed appreciate this forum.

: I'm not saying that one shouldn't question such things as organized religions or things one believes is wrong, but everything to its time and place. To my knowledge, Jason has never brought this subject up himself.

i hear you. but to be fair, at least half of this board's content is off-topic. someone types "i have a big dick," or some such corny shit, & it
generates 50 responses w/out complaint. i don't get it.

:He comes here to talk about the movies, and to answer questions about similar things. While it's not out of line to ask respectful questions about his life, he owes no one here any justification for his religion. All he has done is be gracious and respectful to those who have insulted his life choices. Repeatedly.

that is true. but i'm really worried that the content of my original post has been misinterpreted....

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