I originally came to this forum to argue with people, same as you. My 1st impression of Internet forums was that they were a place for people to give their opinions about social issues. Nobody cared about "my feelings" if I didn't like what they had to say. Now... here you are, telling me I should care about yours.<quoted text>
KJ, I asked you why you are here. I didn't say go away. I just want an answer as to why you are here.
We should be able to speak freely without people (Like you) over-reacting to what's being said. If a particular discussion in a forum is too disturbing for you, then Y-O-U shouldn't be here!! I shouldn't have to tiptoe around a subject to protect your poor, tender feelings. That isn't what forums are for!
After locking horns with MJ fans for years, it occurs to me that it's a dead end. They won't listen to me and most of them don't think it's even important if I understand what they're saying. In the end, the only thing that matters is how we conduct our lives. If MJ inspires his fans to go out and make this world a better place, that's good enough for me. However, if they think they need to wage war on anyone that doesn't love MJ as much as they do, I may give them the other side of this debate.
I'm just sick of calling them nasty names and insulting them for their beliefs. I'd rather try to persuade them to stop arguing about things we will never agree on.
If that antagonizes you... GOOD!!