Monday, September 27, 2010

An Old Tennessee Saying

Back in Tennessee there's an old saying: When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.

I got this from an Al Gore e-mail. It may have a wider application than he intended.

10 comments:

Walter said...

The most hollering that I have ever seen came from preachers standing at a pulpit. :-)

Steven said...

You're too liberal in the kind of freedom you give posters on your blog, VR. Why do you let trolls like Walter and John Loftus ruin every thread?

Blue Devil Knight said...

Walter is not a troll.

Steven said...

What he did here was trolling, and if not trolling per se, it is close enough.

It is entirely irrelevant to the point of this post for Walter to bring up hiss personal experiences of people speaking with their voices raised.

Blue Devil Knight said...

He was making a joke that was a response to a joke. Lighten up!

Walter said...

'Twas a joke, Steven. Did you not notice the little smiley I placed at the end? Or perhaps you are upset at a previous comment I have made?

I don't share the religious beliefs of many here, but I have always tried to be civil and respectful in my discussions with others. If Victor banned everyone that held a different viewpoint, he would end up with nothing but a boring echo chamber. You have to tolerate differences of opinion if you want a lively discussion.

Victor Reppert said...

I've seen blog policies get so restrictive that almost no one gets to post there. I have had no trouble from Walter. There is a line that can be crossed, but it has to be pretty clear.

Steven said...

Difference of opinion can be tolerated, except when it comes to difference of opinion about proper conduct.

I came to too quick a judgment about you, Walter, and I apologize. But I stand by what I said with regards to the Lofty one.

BenYachov said...

>Walter is not a Troll.

I second that.

He asked me a question once on the salvation of Atheists from a Catholic perspective. I answered him & he didn't answer back. Which was lovely compared to certain persons who shall remain nameless who called me names (i.e. idiot, moron etc) for no reason.

Alex Dalton said...

>Walter is not a Troll.

I third it. Seems like a good guy to me.