(Article changed on March 26, 2013 at 12:39)
Knife of Tolerance by helmsp
"Do not tell me about tolerance.
They have special houses for it.
They are called brothels.'
French diplomatic conversation
I am a very tolerant blogger. I have 6953 comments and only about 200 were considered as dubious. This constitutes about 3% which is a level of uncertainty close to the thermo- physical experiment. I can feel proud of myself. At the same time I have a professional chess- player's memory and I simply could not forget the encounters which happened to me on OEN through years. So I collected some of those and would like to present to the readers as a peculiar historical narrative:
- How I Was A Moslem Cleric
That was something. One commenter after a prolonged discussion accused me of being a covert Moslem cleric, masquerading as a Jew and an Atheist. Funny thing, that person considered it OK to be an Atheist but Moslem cleric was something hostile to him. I replied that I felt proud that I could be considered a man of faith just for defending common sense and fighting slander against Moslems. I also replied that unfortunately, the real Moslem clerics would not include me into their realm. Then we parted.
- Man Who Loved Jews
That individual was a consistent supporter of Israel and everything Israeli. I tried for a while to explain to him that he did not have to be so vehement and that criticism was OK if without malice but he got more and more irrational and eventually I got a gem of a statement:
- I love Jews but I don't love you. I exclude you from the Jews I love.
To which I replied that if he had so many problems with only one Jew, I sincerely doubted his ability to love many Jews. With that we disconnected. I am sure his love is still with him. Not sure about the Jews though.
- The Destroyer Of Websites
That one was a unique person whose sole purpose was to destroy the site. He already did that with another site and that's why I recognized him. His method was simple; he produced an article a day. Eventually he would fill the site completely with himself and all other people would just disappear. His articles were usually full of long semi-philosophical narratives challenging everything and everyone. Like for instance he was trying to logically justify torture. It took a long time to curb his activities and he became nasty at the end. His own website helped a lot: anyone who would go there and read his revealing poetry would understand the danger. He left us for the better pastures and I hope he learned something; that other people are also smart and can discover the real issue before it is too late.
- How I Was Accused Of Being A Self- proclaimed Expert