My beliefs are truths. Your beliefs are crap. So says my dogma.
My beliefs are truths. Your beliefs are crap. Why? Good question. It is because my dogma's leaders have told me so when I was too young to know any better. Their deeply seeded narrowly focused world view keeps me safe from you and your dogma. If we discover we share the same dogma we can wag our tails happily in unison. If we find we differ then the teeth and claws we have been taught to bear by our dogmas must be put to use. After all, what good is it to know you are right if you are not prepared to fight over it? Oh, and I always win my fights. Always! It is good to be so right!
An thus is the overall tone I gathered from the Very Good/Very Bad $372 yadda-yadda-yadda blogs and comments left on TMF from earlier today. The subject of both blogs went beyond political party, economic theory, vice stocks or the weather. Both went into a subject that is so tender, so touchy, so polarizing that I had a hard time waltzing around the opinions voiced in the comments. I can't imagine any good came from these blogs. I can only see blood pressures rising and gnashing of teeth. Please, I ask, not demand, that we refrain from posting such topics on TMF. It is an elephant that does not need to be brought into this room.