Mudcat Café message #1391548 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77771   Message #1391548
Posted By: Jim Tailor
28-Jan-05 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
"You appear to 'talk down' to people"

I'm tall. Very tall.

Seriously, I'll take note and watch my tone.

I think I understand what you're saying -- from my point of view, I feel that the reason why I'm posting as I am is not because of a sense of superiority -- rather, I think it stems from the inherent obstacle of addressing a large group of people who have developed a VERY strong, somewhat complex, interconnected and overwhelmingly majority "liberal-like" belief system (just like any other closed community might develop)-- one that has grown its own legs and is actually even a bit different from the run-of-the-mill liberal POV observable in today's politics (outside the mudcat).

Because I happen to be the newest (though I've lurked for years) to come and actually call into question that dogma, complete with its set of now unquestionable assertions that has been allowed to develop without restraint over the years, and have gained unwarranted credence based upon mere repetition, I appear to be arrogant -- what else but arrogance would dare challenge the orthodoxy here?

But, yeah, I'll watch my tone. Maybe it wouldn't then be too much to ask that you re-analyze what you think I'm saying, and ask yourself if it couldn't just be the color of your glasses -- not the color of my skin (metaphorically speaking).

Have a nice afternoon!