Subversive Asset 2.0 wrote:
Uh, no. There's no irony in it. There was no need for a call for "more chillness" in the first place, and there has been reflection ad nauseum around the particular topic at issue here. Much of which you have admitted yourself you haven't been around for. It's a little presumptious, don't you think, from one who has only lately arrived on the scene?
And, if you'll recall, you are the one who repeatedly used the word "revile," which is an even stronger term than "hate." Or is that just another "expression?"
Dial it back, dude.
At first, I thought: "Me, use revile in a way stronger than hate?" Perish the thought! Revile
Reviling isn't a "stronger term than hate." It is not even on the sliding scale of hate -- it's not like "dislike" is at one point, and "hate" is more extreme and "revile" is even more extreme. No, reviling refers to an action...of speaking of someone or something abusively, or of berating.
Now, you might berate/revile someone because you hate them, but it doesn't make the terms synonymous. And if we've already established that no one hates John here, all that's left is to determine if there has been berating.
I'm pondering if I should leave everyone be about the past (which I concede I do not know) or if I stand up for my point about the present that I am well acquainted with, and which doesn't seem to warrant everyone's effigy burning of something long past.
I suppose I'll take my leave.
Whatever. Get over it. Effigy burning? You really don't have a sense of how out there your rhetoric is here, do you? And if you don't know about the past and make NO effort to factor it in, and dismiss it as unimportant, then I'd suggest you don't really know as much about the present as you think you do. Which results in you just coming off sounding rather ignorant and pompous.
No one has berated, HATED, reviled or otherwise abused John Dehlin here in any way. But you know best clearly. You know all about our past experience here--or enough to know that you can dismiss it with a wave of your hand--you know all about the present, and you know all about all the many meanings and degrees of meanings of many words. Which of course is something I know fuck all about, though I have certainly meant to get around to it, when I can fit it in between all the berating, hating and reviling I have to do, which just takes up so much of my time. You know how it is.
Thanks for the semantics lesson. It was oh-so-enlightening.