I believe in debate, discussion, and discourse. I believe in listening. I believe in multiple sides to every issue. I believe everyone is worth listening to. I believe there can be fault on "all sides," and that we can all be guilty of misunderstanding each other.
I do not extend these courtesies to racists.
Ideas are dangerous. They are wonderful and they are disastrous. They can be used and misused as weapons or agents of peace. But when you are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get you and many others killed.
Idk if anyone’s noticed (lol) but I’m filthy mad about this election. Not just because of Trump himself, but because the whole thing represents, better than anything, one of the world’s most significant problem in recent years. We are moving away from our Enlightenment ideals - tolerance, progress, and liberty - with fanfare. Under the guise of saving western culture, we are threatening its core principles. We are neglecting the lessons of history that millions fought and died for: authoritarianism is a dangerous (yet insidious) thing, vilification of minority groups is wrong (demonstrated,...
Just kidding. Below are a few questions I’ve attempted to answer about the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). This isn’t formal research, just a few points that I believe need to be brought to attention.
What is this ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ you speak of? The fine folks at Wikipedia have summarized that in far fewer words than I ever could have, so if you are unfamiliar with the WBC, I would suggest reading the first paragraph link.
How does a church from Kansas have enough money to send members to protest all over the US? Since the WBC classifies itself as a church, they are not required...