Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from my FB page? Please Join my FB page thought experiment!

Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from my FB page? Please Join my FB page thought experiment! January 29, 2015

Photo: Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from this page?</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>A: I actually believe in free speech and… also…</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
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<p>Believe it or not, I think my friends on the right--even the religious right--need to be heard no matter what. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>So… will you trolls, friends, and enemies alike, for once pretend we’re real neighbors and maybe just for this one day lay aside your weapons and join me in my little thought experiment? </p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>HERE’S MY PROJECT</p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>WILL EVERYONE HERE SHARE A REAL (NOT SMART-ASS) PERSONAL FACT OR TOPIC THAT FOR ONCE WE CAN ALL AGREE ON? </p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>What can you say that bypasses all of our prejudices and shares a real and lasting truth person-to-person? Note: I'll be publishing your responses from this page on my Patheos blog later... </p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>For once can we all—left, right, religious or atheist--keep our comments gracious, as if we’re actual neighbors who HAVE to get on because we live side by side and, frankly, we just can’t afford to keep throwing trash over the other guy’s fence because all our kids live here?</p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>I’ll start. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Here’s my personal heartfelt thought that (I hope) WE CAN ALL relate to-- </p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>“On an emotional scale of 1 to 10, I love my grandchildren at a ‘10’ and by comparison, I don’t care about any political issues as deeply as I experience that love. Everything else is a '1' by comparison.”</p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Okay, that was my attempt to reach past the politics and religion that divides us. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Over to you guys now! </p><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>(pic is of two of my five grandchildren planting bulbs with me)" width="504" height="378" />*

Here is what I just posted on my FB page. Will you join this thought experiment, post a comment on FB for publication here on Patheos?

Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from this page?

A: I actually believe in free speech and… also…

Believe it or not, I think my friends on the right–even the religious right–need to be heard no matter what.

So… will you trolls, friends, and enemies alike, for once pretend we’re real neighbors and maybe just for this one day lay aside your weapons and join me in my little thought experiment?

HERE’S MY PROJECT

WILL EVERYONE HERE SHARE A REAL (NOT SMART-ASS) PERSONAL FACT OR TOPIC THAT FOR ONCE WE CAN ALL AGREE ON?

What can you say that bypasses all of our prejudices and shares a real and lasting truth person-to-person? Note: I’ll be publishing your responses from this page on my Patheos blog later…

For once can we all—left, right, religious or atheist–keep our comments gracious, as if we’re actual neighbors who HAVE to get on because we live side by side and, frankly, we just can’t afford to keep throwing trash over the other guy’s fence because all our kids live here?

I’ll start.

Here’s my personal heartfelt thought that (I hope) WE CAN ALL relate to–

“On an emotional scale of 1 to 10, I love my grandchildren at a ‘10’ and by comparison, I don’t care about any political issues as deeply as I experience that love. Everything else is a ‘1’ by comparison.”

Okay, that was my attempt to reach past the politics and religion that divides us.

Over to you guys now!

(*pic is of two of my five grandchildren planting bulbs with me)

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