I, for one don't think you are a racist.
I do believe this is not the best forum for this type of discussion.
Passions tend to run fast and hot when you start discussions about the
pros and cons of subjects such as: " choice" versus "right to life" the
latest trials and tribulations of the Catholic Church, gun control,
Israel and Palestine, etc, etc, ad infinitum ad nausium. Due to the
medium we are currently using, we lack many of the basic essentials of
communication when dealing with a sensitive issue. I am refering to:
tone of voice, inflection, skin tone eye contact and all the other
nuances of body language. This, the internet, is simply too course a
medium. In my opinion, it can easily become inflamatory and hurtful to
all participants and innocent observers.. I urge discretion about the
types of off subject subjects that are presented. Not that I am not
interested in your views. Merely that I may not completely understand
what you really mean. I would much rather hear how you installed your
electric fuel pump? Far safer for both of us and alot more fun.
> This topic has really created a hornet's nest. I am not sure why
>being against a stamp labels me a racist but then nothing I say or do will
>change what people think of me now anyway. So be it. I now know how Trent
>Lott feels. We are so PC now that a normal working guy like me cannot say
>anything or question anything anymore without reprisal. It seems that I have
>even been compared to people like Hitler although I may have misunderstood
>the e-mail. Some have told me to keep it all Datsun. I thought the forum was
>a way for people to "Get Together" on the internet. Kind of like to going to
>a roadster rally but I guess I was wrong. I am sure topics span more that
>the cars. So i guess that is what I will do. So I imagine we won't hear
>anymore about how people are doing, what the weather is like, or someone who
>feels strongly about anything.
> I did find it odd that those who chastised me failed to mention
>the lack of the US flag being flown. No one seemed to have a problem with
>that. They were more concerned about what they thought my beliefs were
>because of an e-mail I thought people might find interesting. One individual
>has even stated that I should not mention or say things that I would not say
>to someone's face. I am not sure why that was said because I posted it for
>all to see not matter what faith you are or the color of your skin is.
>Somehow race came up even though I did not mention it at all. I can assure
>that person that I stand on my beliefs and do not avoid or set them aside
>because I am confronted about it. I am no racist. All I can do is say it
>because I cannot show it.
> Everyone have a happy holiday no matter what it is you
>celebrate! Don't forget to say a prayer and honor those who have made the
>ultimate sacrifice and those who are still doing so. Thank a Soldier. God
>Bless America. With that I am done.
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