Friday, December 29, 2006

I Am

[Posted by reader_iam]

Against "thought" litmus tests of all stripes generally, and specifically the expression of that mindset in requirements to prove a series of negatives as the magic ticket to gain admission into socio-politico philosophical debate, as such. For good measure, I Am Against propositions for a standard, insisted upon for use generally, that employs personal, and therefore by definition idiosyncratic, measures of sensitivity and callousness as broader benchmarks for integrity.

I Am For better faith than the attitudes to which I am objecting allow. Without better faith than that, what objection can there possibly be to unleashing all sorts of forces based on nothing more than personal offense, which itself diminishes the larger issue of respect for all persons and the individual humanity of each, and the collective human-ness of us all?