P.S. Your posts - offering a different point of view - can STILL remain respectful to other individuals. The attacks, the f--- this and that, the blatant rudeness and childish name-calling.....THOSE are what make me sick. Do these people realize they have children? Who may be watching how they act? What a horrible way to show your feelings on such a public platform, and if you are a parent that is doubly awful to encourage the next generation of disrespect. Just my opinion.
Follow up to a post on another site two days later: "I appreciate all of your feedback and insightful comments. I actually never looked at this again since I posted it....that night I had seen some of what I viewed as the worst displays of hate from people who are parents, who MAY be setting an example for their children and who don't appear to care about that one bit. I wrote it and shut off the laptop and the next day my internet was down and so here we are, two days later. I think responses such as what Gina posted are right on: "I'm surprised at whats coming out of some,people. People I've known for a while. I'm surprised and embarrassed that they didn't know they had it in them...." are exactly what has caught me off guard. It has shown the worst of people and I can't for the life of me see how belittling the choices of others, attacking their beliefs and name calling could positively change one's viewpoint! Is that how we work in today's world, we vent and spew and pounce on others - in the hopes they will change their minds?? If your kids see that, would it send a message to go bully others and see if it works? Who I respect are the ones who stayed classy about their differences, perhaps offering up one or two well-worded statements about their opinions, or heck, maybe the ones who said nothing at all. But to those who just went on defensive mode and couldn't type fast enough to write "are you THAT STUPID??", "you must be smoking some kind of crack", or proceeding to drag some unrelated topic about a bombing or disaster or some kind of human rights issue into the ring. (as we learned in marriage counseling, it's not necessary or wise to drag out EVERYTHING from under the kitchen sink, all the time :v :v :v ). Same could be said about Facebook or any other social platform or part of life for that matter; it's all about how you treat others. "