Wednesday, June 06, 2007

On the Mulatto Lunches Controversy

I personally believe that it is always a mistake to be offended by anything. Anything, but especially words chosen simply to convey information in a straightforward way.
It is always a mistake because it focuses the mind onto something other than finding a solution. Offense is to opposition what panic is to fear. It is always an irrational response. When dealing with an offended person, you are always at some level dealing with an angry animal. No matter how well thought out and intelligent their reasons for being offended, the reaction itself will always detract from the effectiveness of that person's opposition to the situation.

Notably, if your offense causes you to take issue with people who even you know don't hold the views you are opposed to, then it is pulling you away from the real battle.


At 12:04 PM, June 17, 2007, Blogger Robin Edgar said...


At 7:35 PM, June 18, 2007, Blogger indrax said...

Showcasing your own offensive terminology, I get it.

Got something intelligent to say?

At 12:34 AM, June 19, 2007, Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Actually you don't get it indrax. If you really got it you would understand that I am not simply showcasing offensive U*U terminology. . . ;-)

Here is a clue.

You are making a *mistake*.

At 10:38 PM, September 28, 2007, Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Oh dear.

It looks like Rev. Diane Rollert of the alleged Unitarian Church of Montreal is quite oblivious to the Starr*k raving "brown bag lunch" controversy. ;-)

Straight from the home page of this alleged U*U "Church" -

What's New

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Unitarian Church of Montreal has a wealth of activities; you can just sample or get more involved in this community. In the month of September, you can

Join Rev. Diane Rollert for a new season of Seeking the Sacred in Stories, a brown bag lunch group meeting at noon on September 25th (copies of the story available at the UCM office).

How terribly un-PC of you Rev. Rollert. . .


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