Fw: now-action-list Urgent: Bill Threatens Safety of Youn
Brendan R Delaney
Fri Jun 26 01:18:46 CDT 1998
"I fear that I shall journey alone, that the way will be dark; I fear the
unknown land, the presence of my King and the sentence of my judge."
--The dying words of St. Brendan
On Fri, 26 Jun 1998, Michael Bear Bryant wrote:
> In a message dated 98-06-26 02:01:23 EDT, you write:
> a quick comment... the activity in which we engage prides itself upon
> teaching argumentation without personal afronts or attacks, even when
> "personal" issues are discussed, even ones as explosive as abortion. i think
> eric did an commendable job of objectively refuting your arguements, as has
> brendan throughout this discussion... i'm confused as to why you have to
> result to personal attacks in your responses. perhaps i wouldn't have
> commented, but that seemed to be the prevailing tone of your posts for the
> past few days, particularly on this topic...
> i know this is none of my business...
> I tried to answer Eric's comments with logical responses. I really felt I kept
> my personal insults directed toward Mr. English to a minimum. I am extremely
> confused by your failure to note the insults that Brendan Delaney continues to
> launch at me, my beliefs, my relatives, my geographical origin, and even my
> name. Why is it that you can only focus your condemnation of ad hominem
> arguments in only one direction? Could it be that's the direction you
> ideologically disagree with?
I'd like to apologize right now for anything that I said to you that was
insulting. I'm sorry that insults were thrown around, and hope we can
have a more civil discussion of the issues...
> I think you are an example of a non-objective individual who needs to loosen
> up a little. And expand her consciousness of women's issues.
> Michael "Bear" Bryant
>From Fri Jun 26 02:23:02 1998
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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 02:23:02 EDT
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From: Michael Bear Bryant <MWBRYANT at AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Fw: now-action-list Urgent: Bill Threatens Safety of Youn
Comments: To: brdst11+ at pitt.edu
In a message dated 98-06-26 02:02:55 EDT, St. Brendan writes:
WHose morality should people base their actions on, then Bear, if not
their own? Yours? What you are suggesting is far more dogmatic than any
religion...Screw doctors own morality, they should just do whatever
they're told (according their "needs" stated by the almighty Bear) Maybe
you could start your own religion, since your morality trumps all...Also,
are you suggesting that there aren't any female doctors? Does their right
to do what they want with their body get trumped by your superior
Maybe actions shouldn't be based solely on personal morality, at all. If we
deferred to the individual morality of each sovereign being, how could we have
a society that was anything but pure anarchy. Your are providing the exact
description of the system intact in the South prior to the Civil Rights Act -
deference to the moral choices of individuals being placed above the rights
established by the 14th Amendment. Don't defer to my morality, the morality of
anti-abortionists, or the morality of any special interest group. Defer to the
legal system that has been upheld by the courts. Under your inane philosophy,
a doctor with a twisted, perverted morality would be justified in breaking any
anti-molestation laws, if they conflicted with his own twisted morals.
Before you mock my thinking, again, you might want to more closely examine the
implications of your own advocacy.
a lot more worried about Pittsburgh's attempt to have debaters engage in
public, non-debate-related, advocacy...
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