Bigotry (you win, I give up)

breamoreboy at gmail.com breamoreboy at gmail.com
Fri Apr 21 06:38:54 EDT 2017


On Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:08:08 AM UTC+1, Antoon Pardon wrote:
> Op 20-04-17 om 17:25 schreef Rustom Mody:
> > But more importantly thank you for your polite and consistent pointing out to
> > Ben Finney that his religion-bashing signature lines [many of them] and his 
> > claims to wish this list be welcoming are way out of sync.
> 
> I don't know. I think a concept like welcoming is too complex, to draw such
> simple conclusions. First of all we have to make a choice about the public we
> want to be welcoming to. I'm rather confident we can agree we don't want to
> be welcoming to bigots on this list.
> 
> Then feeling welcome is not a boolean, people can feel welcome to a different
> degree and there are many factors at work. If people tend to react in a friendly
> manner to there co-participants, people generally should feel welcome. A statment
> in a signature that isn't addressing anyone personnaly may give rise to some
> irritation but shouldn't make this list feel unwelcome to someone.
> 
> Do you think critising any idea in one's signature is enough to conclude that
> this person doesn't wish this list to be welcoming?
> 
> -- 
> Antoon.

Talking of signatures another of Robert L's beauties landed three or so hours ago.  He really is a right little charmer :-(

Kindest regards.

Mark Lawrence.


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