On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Asif Lodhi<asif.lo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 8/23/09, dar...@chaosreigns.com wrote:
>> "I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance." - Nietzsche
> Would you please stop using inappropriate language for God?

Nietzsche also wrote "God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. "
No doubt you disagree with that (I do not, myself.). Regardless, the
topic that you brought up (and especially the way you brought it up;
you are not the arbiter of 'inappropriate language for God', nor does
the way you presented your *opinion* as if it were *factual* speak
well of your honesty.) is one that is commonly regarded as one that
should not be brought up, as a matter of etiquette, on a public
mailing list.

If the issue of another person putting particular quotes in their
email signature bothers you, I suggest you email them privately and
leave all mailing-lists out of it.
It's far less likely to result in a flame war than what you did do
(post to a public mailing list attempting to get Darxus to change his
behaviour on account of your *opinion*)

    Flaming is the practice of attacking people on a personal level.
While flaming is relatively common on the internet, almost everybody
will claim they're opposed to it. They may even flame you for having
flamed someone. It's all really confusing, actually.

    However, there are some fairly obvious things. Responding to
someone's analysis of the deficit crisis by telling them that they
probably walk funny or weren't breast fed could easily classify as
flaming. Making rude comments about an individual's sexual organs or
religion would also probably classify.

    Personally, I stick to a simple rule: **I say nothing about
anybody that I can not back up with facts. I do not comment about
people's religions, their eating habits, whether or not they smoke,
etc**. If I decide to comment about someone's level of intelligence, I
make sure I have good examples to support my comment. But even then, I
do this very rarely.
**emphasis** added by me.



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