With debates spanning the full spectrum from civilized and polite discussions to blatant screaming and name calling, I've noticed that a lot of people are quick to claim that they're being attacked, when the other party has done nothing of the sort - and just disagreed. in your own opinion, what is your determination for claiming an attack by a debate opponent or fellow hubber?
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I think it's also important to distinguish between attacking or criticizing an idea or a belief as opposed to attacking a PERSON or INDIVIDUAL. Some beliefs deserve to be challenged. That doesn't mean we're attacking the person behind them.
But for some, attacking the belief is the same as attacking the person because in most cases the belief itself isn't the topic of debate. The topic of debate is the object of the belief
I'm not sure I understand what you mean.
The topic of this Q&A is what is a personal attack. I've given my opinion. If you have an opposing opinion, to say I disagree, then follow with your opinion (not personal). Telling me my opinion is stupid (personal) so to speak. some see it that
Thats why "guy 1" I have little to no issue personally with. "Guy 2" isn't always attacking me personally, but is usually designed to be offensive, + is often inaccurate as well. This guy I have an issue with - U can disagree, no need to be nasty
Exactly, It is that nastiness that stalls meaningful debate and halts the quest of understanding and respecting others ideas and beliefs which can lead to more tolerance
Censorship based on perceived attacking however I find difficult to understand - yet have begun to be 'threatened' with (as have you JM by someone else!), based on a perceived attack,for using a word we have had thrown at us numerous time. SMH
+1. It's hard to understand why someone would come on an open forum place, give their opinion, then basically tell others they cannot disagree with them or it is an attack.. It's crazy
I agree. I'm not going to name them because that's kinda a low thing to do but it hasn't helped my opinion of them any! I guess people are just a bit sensitive about being disagreed with at times - particularly if they are actually proved wrong.
I agree with this. I'm trying to be on HubPages in this way - backing off when it gets ridiculous. I understand the way that things can be interpreted, but you explain it well - thank you.
Yeah. I don't like debating simply to debate. I debate and discuss to gain understanding of others and why they think a certain way about a subject. One thing I've learned is that some may not have been exposed to different ways of thinking