Yes, this is their list too - but there are ways of saying things to better get your point across for consideration versus inciting a riot by throwing flames! And while I don't have a specific quote, I believe that's exactly what Rev.Martin Luther King,Jr. was trying to teach us about tolerance and how to make changes effectively.
I might have joined in the discussion with my experiences, but not under the current judgemental/jump all over/boy-that's-stupid/intolerant replies that have been going on. Kat (Mew Jersey) On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:51:15 -0400 > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Reply-To: email@example.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: list matters > > And let us also remember, that when you say its our list, that "our" > includes Glenda and Susan as well.??I believe, as Dr. Martin Luther > King, Jr. once said, ???We will have to repent in this generation not > merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but for > the appalling silence of the good people.??I don't think anyone here > has the right to try and silence anyone else on this list.??We all > have opinions, and we're all entitled to share those opinions whether > you like them or agree with them or not.????I'm relatively new to the > group, I'll admit, but you lose your fundamental credibility when you > start trying to silence certain people because you don't agree with > them.??Look, I think many of us, some of whom are too shy to speak > out, are horrified at the thought of a shelter declawing all their > cats and mixing positives.??So I don't think its fair to single out > Glenda and Susan.??Opinionated they may be, but they have every right > to voice that opinion, just like the people who defend toe amputation. >