Friday, March 13, 2009

A much less eloquent rephrasing of the last post

My guild in World of Warcraft had one rule: Don't be a dick.

I think that is what I was trying to get at in the last long post. Is it possible for people to not be dicks to each other when they don't share the same belief system?


Anonymous said...

Not unless we could all agree on a definition of what it means to be a dick. Honestly, most or all religious studies scholarship would be impossible if we were beholden to practitioners for that definition.

EmmaNadine said...

I don't think it is necessarily defined by a specific religious tradition. For example, I don't think the producers or writers of Big Love are being dicks. I do think the people on the internet who are saying anyone who believes the temple ceremony is stupid, moronic, an imbecile, misguided, misinformed, brainwashed, etc. are behaving in a dickish manner. There's a difference between informed criticism and just being insulting.

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