Cittasanto wrote:Although I agree, in principle, with Dan74's points
hate never conqued hate.
Why on earth do you think I hate the man? Projection 'o clock is it?
He needs to be brought to justice for his actions, there's no hatred for him involved.
To dagon, much of what you've said is true, but it's more or less irrelevant to the fact that this man needs to be brought to justice, and your decision not to sign the petition strikes me as logically fallacious on the basis that you're not signing it essentially because it targets one purportrator among many. Yes, he's not the only one involved in this disgusting business, but he is certainly the most vocal. Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter, as the saying goes.
Starting this petition will mostly likely result in nothing but a handful of signers and it'll just wind up doing nothing... Silly, foolish even, of me to let my passion for justice and the need to ensure the safety of our religion and it's practitioners override my cynicism of the likelihood of people sharing such beliefs.
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Four people signed.
Serves me right...