|Re: replies to cohousing defines, christians, etc.||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: William Germino (germinobabson.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 08:44:11 -0500|
Responding to Scott Cowley's message... STATEMENT#1: "Nevertheless, Katie, the question which Denise responded to by calling me a racist, is still on the table: "When was the last time _any_ christian group openly welcomed any moslems, buddhists, atheists, etc., etc. to share in their bank account or babysit their kids ? REPLY: Help me understand where you're going with this. Is it to show that Christians have a dislike or distrust for people of other religions? STATEMENT#2 "The discussions on cohousing-l too easily falls toward a "hippie country club" mentality, which can be awfully leaden. Politics and principles must have a place here, or we're dead. I have received several messages from people who have unsubscribed because they felt that it was for people who are "just out for themselves."... "...By the way, my mormon experience is the first time I experienced any community, and which, though limited, has been a powerful influence in my choice of community building. I think those who assume that it is the source of my disgust for traditional christians are only touching on a tiny fraction of it." REPLY: Scott, your comments certainly add a breadth of viewpoints to discussions that may not otherwise be present (which is valuable). Recent responses to you seem to be highlighting the tone and manner in which your statements are made. Phrases such as "...my disgust for traditional Christians..." invoke a confrontative response by their nature. Is this your intent? I wouldn't think so. Yet it's not clear that you care if people are offended by your comments, especially when a little different word choice and comment discretion would go a long way. Nothing wrong with people disagreeing, but it can be done in a respectful way. In in the interest of keeping this list interesting, helpful, and friendly, Bill Germino
Re: replies to cohousing defines, christians, etc. Scott Cowley, September 15 1997
- Re: replies to cohousing defines, christians, etc. Denise Meier and/or Michael Jacob, September 15 1997
- Re: replies to cohousing defines, christians, etc. William Germino, September 16 1997
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