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From http://www.flickr.com/photos/7571664@N04/8290319567/: Knife of Tolerance
Knife of Tolerance by helmsp

 

"Do not   tell me about tolerance.

They have special houses for   it.

They are called brothels.'

French diplomatic conversation

 

 

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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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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:

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-           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.

  1. The Destroyer Of Websites

 

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The writer is 57 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.


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