As I read the last few posts on the Naz Ally thread I began to wonder why is it we even begin such threads. I mean the same people say virtually the same things over and over. Stuff we've all heard in the myriad of threads on the subject. So much so that we are predictable. In one thread it was assumed that I was heading to a particular conclusion. That is my fault because in other threads that is what I have done. Is there anyone here who doesn't know where I stand, what my position on this particular topic is? I am not the only one who is consistent in his/her position. Our positions never change. So why then do we do this to ourselves? We beat up on each other, get beaten up on, whether in actuality or perception? Why do we subject ourselves to this?
What's worse is that when I read a post from some, when I know well in advance what they will say and can love them dearly even having that knowledge. When it is in writing I run to the fridge and grab a bottle of the purple or blue haterade (thank you Cam for such a great and descriptive portmanteau) and drink deeply. Sometimes it shows, mostly I delete the posts that are written under the influence of haterade. (though it oft doesn't seem that way.) Am I the only one who reaches for that bottle when we have these conversations? I don't think so, but can't really speak for anyone but me.
We all know the others' position. We know we are not going to change anyone's mind. We turn on each other like in no other topic. Again, why do we continue with fighting over this one particular topic?