If you don’t keep up with my comments in the HOWLER MONKEYS section to the right, you’re missing out on some really fun stuff. For instance, after my post about ClearPlay, the comments became the platform for an interesting discussion on religion, morals, children, child rearing, and censorship. I think my rebuttal to the latest comment bears a more prominent venue, so… here it is: (Original comment in italics; my comments follow each point)
I have tried to use sound reasoning to defend my position on the use of ClearPlay in filtering out objectionable content from my library of DVDs.
So far, I don’t believe that what I’ve read would qualify as “sound reasoning.” Most of it is just marketing copy lifted from ClearPlay.
The only things I get from you are sarcasm and personal attacks.
That might because I’m really sarcastic and have little patience for ignorance. I can only guess that you failed to read anything else contained here on my blog before you posted… at the minimum I’d expect first time visitors to check out my “about” section which is one big sarcastic fuckeroo. Failing that, you get what you pay for, no?
But that’s okay; I’ve heard far worse from other people who use more “colorful” language.
Damn, yet another person who finds me average at best.
If I have “puritan views”, as you say, what’s that to you?
It means nothing to me. I was merely making an observation arrived at by the content of your comments. Be as puritanical as your little heart desires, it means fuckall to me.
What I do in the privacy of my home is nobody’s business but my own.
Well, I think God might have a word or two to say on that topic, but whatever. Although, I think some of the things you might be doing are making baby jesus cry.
If you object to what ClearPlay is used for, you don’t have to purchase it.
Well, it should be obvious from my original post that I wouldn’t purchase it, no?
You are free to enjoy your DVDs the way you see fit.
You mean the way the filmmaker, writer, actors, producers and production company intended it?
I will not condemn you for your choice of entertainment, so why would you want to condemn me for the one I make?
I’m not condemning you. I’m making fun of you. There’s a big difference.
I assure you that just because I prefer to watch my movies a certain way does not mean I look at the world through blinders. I can clearly see many of the harsh realities of life, and I do my best to keep clear of them. And because of my diligence, I am able to avoid the heartaches that so many people suffer who are careless about the way they choose to live their lives.
I’ve made some mistakes, but I’d hardly consider the results of those mistakes heartache. I would consider them learning experiences. Few people learn from success as the saying goes.
I do not wish to get into a sparring match with you.
Ooops, too late.
I just wanted to share an opposing viewpoint with you. You are free to keep the one you have.
I value opposing viewpoints, especially when the opposing viewpoint is coupled with a sense of humor. If you can’t laugh at yourself, chances are the joke is usually on you. Come back anytime!