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Re: “Sympathy for the devil

Miss Valerie, why do you assume I am a sex offender? Do you always assume that every man is a sex offender? That is a sad, sad way to live, Miss Valerie.

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Posted by SCAScot on 02/11/2012 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Sympathy for the devil

Miss Valerie, you said "The measure of a Person's character is from the moment they are born until the moment their character is 'questioned'".

To me, Miss Valerie, your statement means that a person is not defined by the moment that they may have done something to cause you to question their character, but instead, by all the years, months and days leading up to that horrible, awful moment. It follows also that how the person deals with their mistakes, and what they learn from it, also speaks to their character. In short, it means that the mistake does not make the person.

Miss Valerie, if you truly believed that a person is not defined by a mistake they may have made, then you would not pursue your vendetta against the vast majority of those who want nothing more than to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives. If you truly understood that a person is not just their mistakes, but the sum of triumphs and failures, then you would see that continuing to punish, harass, and otherwise keep someone downtrodden is to deny them the chance to grow, learn, and become a better person.

Wisdom and good judgement come from experience, Miss Valerie; experience comes from bad judgement and mistakes. Some mistakes are larger than others, to be sure, but if you never allow a person to opportunity to grow, how do you know they cannot change?

Somewhere, something happened to cause this hatred in you. I cannot imagine what it was, but I wish you peace in your life, Miss Valerie. I truly do.

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Posted by SCAScot on 02/08/2012 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Sympathy for the devil

Miss Valerie, I may be a simpleton, but I notice that you've avoided answering my question. I'll ask it again:

What is the better measure of a person's character: One moment from their past, or how they've lived their life and the things they've done every moment since that moment?

It's a simple question, really. Someone with your obvious intellectual capacity should have no problem answering it. Is a person defined by one thing that they've done, or should we look at the whole of their behavior before passing judgement?

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Posted by SCAScot on 02/07/2012 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Sympathy for the devil

Hey, Val - I have a question for you. What is the better measure of a person's character: One moment from their past, or how they've lived their life and the things they've done every moment since that moment?

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Posted by SCAScot on 02/06/2012 at 8:52 AM

 

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