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...and why it sucks.


I've just been lectured by someone here on dA about the fact that my criticism of a certain policy was, in fact, "disrespectful of other people's opinions" and that i committed the terrible crime of "not recognizing the diversity of opinions."

Now, i want to point out that i wasn't being offensive, i wasn't being unreasonable, i was merely being decided. What happened was, i got blocked before i could contnue the discussuion and AFTER i had said that i was going to lave him be if he just asked. Really mature.

However, this isn't just about that one guy. I want this to be my answer to an ever-growing attitude which is apparently hardwired in many people's brains. What i can't stand about this person's argument, or lack thereof, was that he believed by criticizing someone else's position i wasn't recognizing the right to have different opnions. Let's take a closer loook at this statement.
By criticizing his argument, i wasn't recognizing it. This makes no sense. One who doesn't recognize that people have thir own opinions wouldn't try to convince them: they'd just impose what they want or leave the discussion. It's precisely because i recognized his right to have a different opinion that i was trying to convince him rationally.

The second major flaw with this style of reasoning is that criticizing an opinion is considered, by default, an attck towards it, and should be avoided. Hence, Thumper's Rule: "If you can't say anything nice, say nothing at all."
THIS MAKES NO SENSE. Any opinion which is backed up by facts or sound seasoning will be, if anything, strenghtened by criticism and scrutiny, while any irrational opinion will be disproven and whoever held it will be shown a better alernative to their previous view. Rationality is the basis of any discussion: the golden rule should be "if you can't say something REASONABLE, say nothing at all."
This comes up time and time again in religious discussions where religious people shield themselves behind the golden armor of "it's just my OPINION that god exists." Sorry, but this makes no sense. Your opinion on the matter is irrelevant unless you have any way of providing any kind of evidence that it's true. It would be equivalent to imprison a person judged innocent just because you don't want to offend the opinion of those who accused him.
In conclusion, if you don't agree with me, BY ALL MEANS, respond- just be ready to discuss and back up any claim you make.
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Napasitart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
Hi? You cancelled Yuriko Rising? If you don't cancel it will your comic released?

P.S I waited your comic for several Year
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very happy birthday!
Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! Happy birthday, again :)
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Grazie per :+fav: Singing 
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Happy birthday! :D
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Happy Birthday!
Tzoli Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you still here?

Can you look at this and make some suggestions on anything?…
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Thanks for the favourite.
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Thanks for the fav!
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Happy Birthday to you :)
HyrAyl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Thank you! :iconglomp2plz:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Check the forum! We just got a talented sound guy who remade some of the sounds and the intro music!
HyrAyl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Argh... i know i should have replied ages ago but right now i'm so in over my head i really can't make time for dA... :(

I'll give it a look next week, then i think i'll be able to get more into this project.
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