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Re: Context is Everything

Posted by Deb on May 17, 2006 at 09:15:09

In Reply to: Context is Everything posted by CB on May 16, 2006 at 16:06:43:

I know I said I wasn't going to post anymore, but this one just really bothered me.

#1 - Definition of "brat": demanding and selfish person: somebody, especially a child, who is regarded as tiresomely demanding and selfish in a childish way.

Really, how have I been demanding or selfish? Now "snarky", yes, that I HAVE been but a "snotty brat"? I think that label is completely uncalled for. I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate me calling you a "pompous ass" now, would you? Maybe you should try putting youself in someone else's shoes. Name calling, when done, should be done accurately.

#2 -- My "hackles" only get up when I see people getting unjustly accused of something, no matter who the person or what the situation. Recently, there have been even more posts from people who THINK they know what they're talking about (re: the political situation in Korea, how the Korean Christians are reacting, etc., etc.), but they really DON'T. Unless you've lived and experienced it, you can't really write knowledgeablely, can you? I don't care how much you read, common sense dictates that you can't believe everything you read or hear in the media. I lived in Korea for 10 years, my parents for even longer, so I DO know what's going on and what the Korean Christians are doing, or rather, NOT doing, to help their "brothers across the border", but I'm not going to argue with anyone here because, frankly, it's been proven to be a waste of time.

#3 -- People keep talking about my "threats". I made 2 threats to ONE person, Buckley, who's standards for low, frankly, I did not even come close to. So if people could please stop talking about me like I'm a Soprano, that'd be great.

#4 - Everyone should be treated as equals here, even if some of us are technically "younger". I realize that with age comes a certain maturity through experience, but that doesn't mean you have to be condescending.