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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-05 11:20 AM
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54. Oh Good Grief! -- Don't Martyr Yourself By Volunteering To Be "Ignored"
Edited on Mon Jul-25-05 11:22 AM by arwalden
<< 50. My aren't you hostile. >>


<< I will be certain not to say "god bless you" when you sneeze. >>

Thanks. I appreciate that. -- It's pretentious and showy. It makes about as much sense as saying to someone "Hey, you sneezed and I heard you." (and Aren't I special for being the first one to publicly bless you?)

<< And I will try to be mindful that I should rephrase the saying to "you are in my prayers" >>

That's an improvement, but still showy and flaunting.

<< and that I not say anything like, "have a nice day" "have a safe trip" "hope your day gets better" or any other kind thought. >>

Oh whaaah! -- I do not believe that you can't see the difference between "I'll pray for you" and "have a nice day". Give me a break!

<< Praying is how I deal with the hate. It is my action, it is answer. >>

Okay. Does announcing your intentions to someone that you intend to pray over/about them make your prayer any more effective?

<< You may want to put me on your ignore list if my posts offend and disgust you so. >>

Oh good grief! Please don't martyr yourself by voluntarily falling on my ignore-sword. Why should I put you on ignore? What makes you think that all your posts "offend and disgust (me) so"?

Right now we are in disagreement on this issue. There may be others. Or maybe not. Who knows? -- Why should I put you on ignore because of this disagreement? :eyes:

<< Sorry that anger and hate are what you believe to be the correct emotions to rely on in finding an answer to the crisis our world is in. >>

Ah... there we go. It's MY anger and hate, eh? Obviously if I find overt and pretentious "I'll-pray-for-you" comments to be offensive, then LOGICALLY, surely... I'm all in favor of "anger and hate". :eyes:

<< I would say I wish you well, but that might be too "doe eyed" of me and condescending so I will simply say "peace". >>

"I wish you well" is so much nicer than "I'll pray for you"... and it doesn't seem at all to be condescending. "Peace" is nice too.

What was "doe-eyed" was your overly-obvious and intentional attempts at trying to be all innocent-looking. It was a reference to the dramatic and not so understated efforts at trying to come off as the victim of a gross distortion and misunderstanding.

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              - My aren't you hostile.  merh   Jul-25-05 11:01 AM   #50 
              - Oh Good Grief! -- Don't Martyr Yourself By Volunteering To Be "Ignored"  arwalden   Jul-25-05 11:20 AM   #54 
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