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Re: A thought-provoking external article about abusive web-sites

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 25, 2015 at 02:20 UTC ( #1145869=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A thought-provoking external article about abusive web-sites

"The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error."
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Re^2: A thought-provoking external article about abusive web-sites
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Oct 25, 2015 at 02:53 UTC

    Criticize, rebuke, rebut, even, yes, attack… in free society not one of these is an equivalent of silencing; nowhere near it. And I don’t really need to hear the detailed thinking behind the Final Solution, for example, to have a “livelier impression” that genocide might not be a terrific idea.

    Godwinned my $self = bless {}, ThreadOver;

    Oh, all right! Without hyperbole: I don’t need to hear the same destroyed argument about lunch, let alone Perl, twice, to say nothing of 100 times. There becomes a point where it’s just self-abuse; and I admit… a point where it becomes mutual self-abuse. Ewwwwww…

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