Bigotry and hate speech on the python mailing list

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 00:42:29 EDT 2017


On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6:18:06 AM UTC+5:30, Ethan Furman wrote:
> 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 |
> _o__)                                                                  |
> 
>   \       ?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?
> 
> --
> ~Ethan~

Thanks Ethan for bullseyeing the problem to the leftie-libbie lie called
'secularism'


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