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  •  Thanks for stating what we should all consider.. (12+ / 0-)
    ...you really should have a different way of dealing with your disagreements with your friends than with your enemies.
    I read some comments here that characterize Christianity in ways that do not seem to recognize the existence of my moderate, progressive Christianity.

    I read some comments here that characterize our public schools as monolithic and uncaring that do not seem to recognize the many excellent schools (like those I taught in for 30 years) that do great service in many of our communities.

    I read some comments here about the evils of standardized testing in our schools (which I administered for all those 30 years) that do not seem to recognize that some kind of accountability is required in any system for it to function.

    I read some comments here that seem to suggest that I cannot even hold a position on gun issues because I do not own one.

    I am a Christian, was a public school teacher, was a standardized test administrator and I don't really like guns very much. But I also hold a lot of positions on which we most certainly agree.

    That said, there are times and there are diaries that make me question why I come here to Kos at all. Even when we don't agree on everything, we could still go out of our way to treat each other with kindness.

    ...you really should have a different way of dealing with your disagreements with your friends than with your enemies.
    Well said.
    •  and many of us are NOT coming here as much - (6+ / 0-)

      not going away - because we've been around long enough to know that this, too, shall pass - but we don't have to participate in it or like it.

      time will either dissapate these ugly interactions OR the participants will become SO obnoxious that markos will dissapate them for the site.

      me?  i'm waiting.  it's a quiet political time, so to speak, and real life is pulling me to take care of real issues that are directly impacting my own life.

      so...

      later, i'll be back in force - for now, here and there when the diary calls me.

      and...

      i'm not alone.

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 09:53:16 PM PDT

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