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Entitled To Your Opinion? What Do You Think?
Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/9/15

DarthCleo wrote:

Absolutely everyone is entitled to their own opinion. There's no point in boo-hooing over someone else's beliefs if they offend you - and in my experience people who get very offended and call others bigots/other similar terms usually don't even try to see the other side's POV.

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For me, few people are a "little" bit racist or sexist. For the most part it is a dominant train of thought that is infused with every fiber in your being. Now we may have our biases and such, and some might say that is racist or sexist, which I may or may not agree with. I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about people who clearly state their dislike or men or women to the point it could be considered misandry or misogyny, which requires a dominant train of thought. While I agree with Finch that we could all try to see things from other people's shoes, past history should never be used as an excuse to justify these attitudes. In a sense you could say nothing justify these attitudes. This is all my opinion I'm explaining to you, but I firmly believe that I have the right to assert my opinion, especially when the other opinion in question is bigoted or unfounded (in my opinion). I've seen the other side of racism, I've been quite racist against blacks for a better part of my life. I went to a black school where they bullied me relentlessly till I flat out admitted I wished segregation was still a thing. That doesn't make me less bigoted because I have reasons or anecdotal "evidence." In my opinion, you should only tolerate the person, not the belief.

Posted 12/8/15

descloud wrote:

This only applies assuming a person is not trying to argue their opinion is the correct one. Otherwise it's not your opinion, it's you trying to tell everyone they are wrong and you are right.


By having an opinion you're saying it is the most logical one. Otherwise you wouldn't have it for the most part. But yes, this is exactly what I am saying to an extent. It is my opinion that you're wrong. It is your opinion that my opinion is wrong. I think we're both entitled to argue our opinions.
Posted 12/8/15
I just realized everything I said was an opinion, thus you are allowed to disagree with me.

*Facepalms

What was I thinking...
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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/8/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I just realized everything I said was an opinion, thus you are allowed to disagree with me.

*Facepalms

What was I thinking...


Haha. I know what your saying though.

The way I see it. If we both looked at 2 colors, you say you think red looks better and I say blue is better. Then absolutely we are entitled to our opinion. It's just when I or you cross over that boundary and try to argue why your/my choice color is superior. That's when it becomes about who is right or wrong. That's all I mean to say :p
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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/9/15
Can be very easily broken down to: 'Everyone is entitled to an opinion, no one is entitled to an opinion unchallenged.' That's how it is, and that's how it should stay.
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Posted 12/8/15
I have no problem with other people's opinions... so long as they keep them to themselves so I don't have to be bothered by their stupidity.
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Posted 12/8/15
Opinions are always at least 50% personal values anyway. When two people can't even agree on what is the ideal end result or outcome then you can't really argue about what is the best route to take. We are all allowed to disagree and when an argument simply goes nowhere then it's fine to say this. It doesn't change that we disagree but at least it ends useless arguments.
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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/9/15
Everyone is entitled to an opinion. What people are not entitled too is infringing on someone's right to be happy. There seems to be a big confusion that having an opinion means that you're allowed to force everyone else to live by your opinions, that is not the case.

Remember kids Opinions are like assholes everyone has one and they usually stink.
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Posted 12/8/15
People have very right to voice whatever opinion they want, and other people have very right to get upset or criticize that opinion. People seem to get confused about what freedom of speech means in the U.S. The first amendment protects you from the government, not from other citizens criticizing you. Nobody is obligated to respect your opinions, only your right to voice those opinions.
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Posted 12/8/15
I'm open too opinions as well as my own.
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Posted 12/8/15
Opinions are like Dildos, you shouldnt share them
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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/8/15
I believe everyone is entitled to their opinions, and that everyone is entitled to criticize opinions with their own opinion. I see it as a two-way street.
Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/8/15
I think a take it or leave it attitude isn't so bad to have. The clever part is anticipating that people won't leave it alone once you've stated your opinion. hopefully your opinion is controversial. it immediately puts you in the powerful position ad you can even just sit back and watch what it will produce. forum starters can do this effectively because then everyone can see the title and most would read the first post. i usually see what i want to see and skim through the rest .
Posted 12/8/15
Intolerance is at the root of human nature.
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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/9/15

Yes, people are entitled to their opinions, but only to an extent. I think there are certain beliefs that most humans hold steadfast to. For example:

01: there is nothing wrong with murder
02: of course there is. not only is it illegal, it's unethical
01: that's your opinion

So yes, poster one is entitled to their opinion, but it isn't backed by the populace, and that doesn't give them freedom to act on it. LOL. Having used this an example, I actually googled a bit, and look what the first thing I found was. I think it's silly to use that retort in this context anyway.
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