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Old 03-03-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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I Freed My Mind....HAVE YOU

OK...Well, since it seems that I am no longer in the conservative club here at FYM......I have somehow been booted out of the group because I have been rather harsh in my criticism of President Bush.....I have been asking myself the following question.....


HAS ANYONE's MIND BEEN FREED? HAS COMING HERE EVER CHANGED YOUR MIND ON AN ISSUE? OR DO YOU COME HERE FOR THE FUN OF DEBATE AND ARGUMENT?
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Old 03-03-2003, 09:25 PM   #2
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This forum always makes me think. I know that I've reformed my views on abortion, for example, because of some things I have read here (though I'm still very technically pro-choice, I'm more critical of abortion).

FYM has also strenghtened my stance on some issues, like gay rights and the separation of church and state.
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i am much more aware of international opinion since coming to fym and i would say it has influenced my stances on some issues, somewhat.
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i would say i have become very narrow-minded, a bigot, and prejudiced in several ways.

in seriousness, like ive said before, i used to support the republicans back in 2000. id say this place helped in persuading me to the other team, if you know what i mean...
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however we love your avatar and status.

believe it or not this place has

modified and softened
some of my views.

i didnt know that america was so misunderstood..until i arrived here.

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Old 03-03-2003, 10:03 PM   #6
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Matt,

By reading your posts, I have always felt that you have a more democratic attitude. As I would say I'm a Democrat, I have been trying to understand why you chose to say your are Republican when I agree with you in most posts. I even started a thread in your honor to get some insight!

http://forum2.interference.com/showt...n&pagenumber=1

While I'm not sure I've really changed my mind about things, I have become more accepting of other views.

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I think I am learning to express my views verbally better, and to have the confidence to do this. In other words, I'm learning how to exercise my freedom of speech rights, thus "freeing my mind". As an autistic, this has been a big time struggle for me to learn how to do. But this sure is a great place to learn because it's nice. I don't have to worry about some posting nasty notes or whatever. That's why I love Interference, period. Thanks everyone, and peace.
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I think I am learning to express my views verbally better, and to have the confidence to do this. In other words, I'm learning how to exercise my freedom of speech rights, thus "freeing my mind".
How wonderfully put verte76! I have also been learning to express my views better.
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believe it or not this place has

modified and softened
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i didnt know that america was so misunderstood..until i arrived here.

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oh yeah... I freed my mind big time...

but my brain flew away, and my IQ has dropped to
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Um.

No, I haven't really changed my mind because of FYM. I have gotten some answers to questions, but I usually only post questions when I need facts and opinions on something I know nothing about. I'm quite comfortable with my long-standing (and sometimes noisy) liberal views. I've always supported choice for women, unequivocally opposed capital punishment, and believed in maintaining the separation of church and state.

So, I'm liberal and quite proud of it. I don't see the negativity of that label.
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I'm quite comfortable with my long-standing (and sometimes noisy) liberal views.

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yes, but that is the obvious point to make!!!!
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Re: I Freed My Mind....HAVE YOU

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OK... DO YOU COME HERE FOR THE FUN OF DEBATE AND ARGUMENT?
I have been thinking about starting a thread in here.

NO MORE DEBATES IN FYM.

The concept of debate suggests that one side score a victory.

I like FYM as a concept of a discussion group, where people share their views and give supporting evidence.

Many times I learned things in here that contribute to my information gathering process. My opinions are always open to change with new credible information.
I am not so arrogant to believe I have all the correct information and I will not subjugate my opinions to so-called leaders who know what is best. I am a skeptic.
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Do yo find "joy" in your skepticism?

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sceptic.] 1. One who is yet undecided as to what is true; one who is looking or inquiring for what is true; an inquirer after facts or reasons.

joy is not the goal

perhaps some satisfation.


If you want joy.

They say; ignorance is bliss
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i would say i have become very narrow-minded, a bigot, and prejudiced in several ways.

in seriousness, like ive said before, i used to support the republicans back in 2000. id say this place helped in persuading me to the other team, if you know what i mean...
Last time i checked you still lived in Canada. Dont be brainwashed.
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imho discussions for me seem to be useless if one or both sides are unwilling to believe the other party could be right and i could be wrong.

Because of that i allways try to "ajust" my point of view in each discussion. Because of that some leftists threw me out of their club 10 years ago

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