Integrity is important in all you write, no matter the subject do it with a solid base of who you are and what you stand for.
Often there is confusion in what we write, a lose of what is reality and fantasy, maybe even fantasy in our own minds of the way see the world and people around us.
Let us all choose our words carefully, what we write should be able to stand the test of time, we should be willing to accept the criticism and the praises alike.
At the end of the day 'Let your yes be your yes and your no be your no". Respect is something that is gained through trust and trust is built on the integrity of the writer who releases words to be read by many.
With respect china man, I did not get that at all. I believe that th OP was suggesting that we should, when responding in the forums, be certain that what we are saying is going to be what we are willing to stand by tomorrow. Rather than replying in anger.
Sorry but I don't agree - there are a few threads like this popping up in the forums. If you can't spot the biblical preacher language and the crony who pops in a few posts down in support then wait and watch it pan out.
Seems to me the concept behind this sort of forum is anonymity which of itself tends to breed honesty. Very few hubbers know who I really am therefore I can state my beliefs openly and honestly, never having to worry about modifying them to 'fit in'. I know there are those that comment in forums to 'start something' and those that comment to indoctrinate. Doesn't bother me. The majority are sincere and honest. I myself have written of personal experiences I'd never openly disclose to my friends. I can 'spill my guts' so to speak without fear or embarrassment.
I agree completely with most of what you say and follow your comments with interest as we often post on the same threads. However, I do not believe this is the intention behind posting this thread. The intention is to engage in meaningless chit chat to get people to engage with the religious message that the poster wants to spread. Check out the bland answers and bless yo my sons and decide for yourself. I have had this on my doorstep many times and the method is the same and the message just as redundant.
I always write what I want to write and say what I mean to say. it's the kind of thing that gets you into trouble but I don't care. I don't generally edit my own material with the exception of profanity because I don't like to hear my own kids swear. Even then, when I "edit" my own profanity i think it is generally still clear what I mean. Everyone knows what @ssh0le represents for example. As far as subjects go I believe in writing about whatever you want to write about basically.
Observation: This is a very civil thread so far.Maybe the OP has brought that out... Integrity is generated by always holding to our Principles and maintaining our Dignity and That,IMO,is what lends Credibility to our Writing...But I'm sure I'm stating the Obvious lol.
I'm reminded of the old question of free speach. When do we stop? Should we yell fire in a crowded theater only to watch people trample each other to get out when there is no danger?
Nothing here is that overt but as we back away from it toward normality how thourough should we be in checking our facts?
The degree probably at first depends on the risk to the reader in following the advice or information. If there is no danger then on how we want to be viewed by others. If we don't care about our reputation then any old thing will do.
I totally agree, I try to make sure that my hubs are consistent in how I present my beliefs. Even if I find that my views may not be very popular, I try to go with what I feel is right. I think it's important to do this, otherwise, you're nothing more than a "YesMan"
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