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Creation Date: 02-12-2003 10:07 PM
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Entries for the Month of December 2003

In General Spirit of the Intent Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #11 New 12-27-2003 12:43 PM
So after having finished my research and taking a few days for the generic winter celebration we here in Northern California used to call Christmas, I thought I'd reply to some of the posts addressed to me on the 'Science/Etherial' thread.To my surprise I found it missing. I looked on my own history and found no trace of the thread. I can only assume that it had been stricken from the forums area because it was considered too controversial.

I am left with a monologue rather than the preferred dialogue. I prefer the latter even if it is fraught with conclusion jumping, ad hominem, and grand standing. There is always potential for synthesis, for understanding, and every once in a while a paradigm shift from either perspective.

So the title of my journal entry is ‘Spirit of the Intent' for a reason, I should jump into that. What I was trying to get across in the ‘Science/Etherial' thread is that the manner in which a person addresses an argument (regardless of ‘side') is important. To attack a person with great disregard for common courtesy, or the most minimal amount of respect is worthy of reflection. As I had said it before, I am guilty of this action as well. The question is purpose. What purpose is served by using disparaging adjectives while making an argument? Is this short-term therapy for some who feel impotent in their daily lives? Could it be that conflict resolution for martial artists can only be that of martial rhetoric? Is it possible that there is a self-p ...More Read More
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