In the context of the point you were trying to make, you were wrong in so far as your point was to prove an extremely spiritual way of life -- one trip is a lot different from yearly.Originally Posted by vNvNation
How do you figure that? First off, nobody else here seems to have a great deal to say, so you hardly have a large sample. If you know more than that, you haven't showed it, and I imagine that the education level of this board's community is high enough that most people knew the facts you pointed out. (I didn't know the bit about Muhammadism -- although that one seems to be the least relevant to your argument, in any case.)All in all, I've done pretty damn good getting my facts straight...notice that the only one here who seems to know more is the one who wants to convert.
I don't know where he lives -- even if he lives in the United States, some communities are more accepting than others. Even if you were sincere, I think the fact that you made the statement is rude because it implies that you know more about his situation than he does -- even though you don't know him personally, and the only thing that you know about him is that he's fairly young, you feel the need to give him what I thought sounded like a "warning". In the context of the rest of your post, including the bit about being "thick" , it made you come off -- in my opinion, mind you -- as at best condescending.
Rude eh? Maybe I should've said "I hope you get your ass kicked" instead of "I hope you DON'T get your ass kicked", because I sincerely hope he DOESN'T get hurt over this, because the last thing anybody needs is to get hurt.
His surroundings? He does, in fact, live in the United States I assume...
If you aren't alone, then I feel better posting this on the board publicly rather than PMing or emailing you because I don't think you are being fair.edit:
...to things I didn't post...
I would also like to mention I received a private email from another elder on this site expressing things similar to what I've said about Ev, so it's not like I'm alone here.