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?

2 comments:

Anastasia 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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