Bigotry and hate speech on the python mailing list
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Apr 17 20:48:07 EDT 2017
On 04/17/2017 03:23 PM, Ben Finney wrote:
> Paul Rubin writes:
>> Rurpy writes:
>>> A couple weeks ago a frequent poster here (Steve D'Aprano)
>>> called another participant an "ugly american"
>> Oh stop trolling.
> Paul, that is uncalled for. The charge of bigotry is not to be lightly
> dismissed, and we do want to foster an environment here where people
> will feel welcome.
You mean all the non-religious people?
Because some of your signatures don't feel welcoming to people of faith:
\ “I think Western civilization is more enlightened precisely |
`\ because we have learned how to ignore our religious leaders.” |
_o__) —Bill Maher, 2003 |
\ “Science shows that belief in God is not only obsolete. It is |
`\ also incoherent.” —Victor J. Stenger, 2001 |
\ ?Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a |
`\ religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish.? |
_o__) ?Anonymous |
\ ?Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be |
`\ prayer and becomes correspondence.? ?Oscar Wilde, _The Epigrams |
_o__) of Oscar Wilde_, 1952 |
>> Steven, please try to be a little more attentive to people's delicate
>> feefees in the future. Rurpy, should that take care of it?
> No, that doesn't do it. Taking care of people's feelings is an essential
> part of keeping a community healthy and welcoming, and your belittling
> does not help with that.
Neither do (a subset of) your signatures, yet you refuse to filter them out:
[from previous email]
> So I will continue to treat all those topics equally: peripheral
> comments on beliefs are just part of respectful human discourse, so long
> as I'm respectful of the people who may hold such beliefs.
So you're okay with respectfully making people of faith feel unwelcome?
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