This cartoon brings up some interesting aspects of commenting.
- There is no need to read every phrase and word as if it is 100% absolute and then quote it to “prove” anyone wrong. Most of us here are just laypeople and not philosophers or English majors. We use cliché, colloquialism, idioms, etc to get our points across. While I try to choose words carefully, these topics are so deep—and I’m so new to them—that I am guaranteed to misspeak about something important. (For example, I recently learned there is a difference between doctrine and dogma. I didn’t know that and am pretty sure I’ve used them interchangeably.)
- Please be sure any recommended resources are relevant and actually say what you claim they say. Lately I’ve noticed recommendations with the claim it says one thing when in reality it says no such thing, or has a part that could be construed to say if taken out of the whole, or sometimes says the opposite. I’m not sure how to deal with this phenomenon and it’s a waste of time.
So please consider your comments before posting. Read the cartoon again and if you are Dick, then please re-phrase or don’t get involved.