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post Oct 27 2003, 09:35 PM
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Think about this. Now, excluding the occasional exceptions, we are all either British, Canadian, or US citizens, we are all Caucasian, with a few Asians, we are all either Christian or atheist, and we are all either male or female. I don't know if this is really an important topic, but it is certainly an issue to think about.
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post Oct 27 2003, 09:39 PM
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well were all obviously male of female, except you, i dont know what you are wink.gif


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post Oct 27 2003, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE (Logicman @ Oct 27 2003, 09:44 PM)
and we are all either male or female.

im kinda both/kinda one or the other.

at any rate, labels are for soupcans. i think the only thing we really have in common is that we all love mata.


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post Oct 27 2003, 09:50 PM
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I've thought about that too. No Muslims here (the reason I mention that is because over half of my college is Muslim as far as I can tell). No Jews (by conviction as opposed to race). No blacks either. We're not all Christian or atheist by the way, there are agnostics and Pagans here too.


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post Oct 27 2003, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE (Logicman @ Oct 27 2003, 09:44 PM)
Think about this. Now, excluding the occasional exceptions, we are all either British, Canadian, or US citizens, we are all Caucasian, with a few Asians, we are all either Christian or atheist, and we are all either male or female. I don't know if this is really an important topic, but it is certainly an issue to think about.

Ummm... if you "exclude exceptions" you can say that bout pretty much every random group of people you care to name...


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post Oct 27 2003, 10:04 PM
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I don't think this is a problem. It's not as if there's something keeping blacks, Muslims or what have you out. It's hardly our fault if almost everyone who joins is white. There's no screening process. It's interesting from a sociological point of view (that people who like Mata's animations are predominantly white), but that's all.


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post Oct 27 2003, 10:20 PM
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QUOTE (Logicman @ Oct 27 2003, 02:44 PM)
Think about this. Now, excluding the occasional exceptions, we are all either British, Canadian, or US citizens, we are all Caucasian, with a few Asians, we are all either Christian or atheist, and we are all either male or female. I don't know if this is really an important topic, but it is certainly an issue to think about.

Well, no, none of that is true.

Like Commie already mentioned, we aren't all Christians or atheists. I'm certainly not either of those.

We also do have at least one person who is a citizen of another country. Pab lives in Andorra, which is between France and Spain. I think there might have even been an Australian awhile ago...not sure.

As for the race...I believe Miss Spunk is...uhm...Pakistani? Am I right? I'm not sure, but I'm fairly certain she's not Caucasian or Asian (edit: Commie has informed me that she is, indeed, Pakistani, and a Muslim actually).


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post Oct 27 2003, 10:24 PM
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"excluding the occasional exceptions"? so suddenly these people have become irrelevant?


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post Oct 27 2003, 10:25 PM
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QUOTE (Logicman @ Oct 27 2003, 04:44 PM)
Think about this. Now, excluding the occasional exceptions, we are all either British, Canadian, or US citizens, we are all Caucasian, with a few Asians, we are all either Christian or atheist, and we are all either male or female. I don't know if this is really an important topic, but it is certainly an issue to think about.

You know what? Even if all that is true (which I'm not convinced that it truly is), what does it matter anyway?

Ethnicity, religious preference, nationality, gender, etc don't matter anyway, especially online. Those are surface qualities, irrelevant, and the sorts of things that blind prejudice and hatred are built on.

What we are diverse in is our thoughts, ideas, and opinions - the things that do matter.

If we weren't diverse, this conversation wouldn't be happening at all.

Think about it.
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post Oct 27 2003, 10:27 PM
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QUOTE (MistressAlti @ Oct 27 2003, 03:34 PM)
You know what? Even if all that is true (which I'm not convinced that it truly is), what does it matter anyway? Ethnicity, religious preference, nationality, gender, etc don't matter anyway, especially online. What we are diverse in is our thoughts, ideas, and opinions - the things that do matter.

Very good point, Missy.

We are certainly diverse in our viewpoints around here....otherwise there wouldn't be so much heated debate in Issues, would there? smile.gif


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post Oct 27 2003, 11:07 PM
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'with just a few exceptions'? i think those 'few' are actually about 50 or so people.

i think there are a few jews here, and i'm SURE there are at least two; me and jess.

still though, one way or the other, the relevance of this to any aspect of life (or any aspect of anything really)=nothing
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post Oct 27 2003, 11:11 PM
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Regardless of our race, nationality, skin color, religion, gender, socio-economic status or sexual preference, we are all humans. Our blood is red. We hurt. We have feelings, memories, hopes, dreams and beliefs and that's al that matters. Missy has it right as does everyone here who realizes that we're all just people. We're a communtiy of loving caring people and that's all that matters.


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post Oct 27 2003, 11:16 PM
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QUOTE (Logicman @ Oct 28 2003, 05:44 AM)
we are all either male or female.

Not all of us.


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post Oct 27 2003, 11:24 PM
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?

Explain.


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post Oct 27 2003, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE (Righteous @ Oct 27 2003, 11:33 PM)
?

Explain.

Aidan does not consider him/herself male or female, contrary to readily available biological evidence.


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post Oct 28 2003, 12:11 AM
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Okay, that kind of makes sense...


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post Oct 28 2003, 12:12 AM
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i fail to see how this is important, not only is what missy said true, we descriminate on neither religion or ethnensisity, i think you're looking for descrimination where there is none



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post Oct 28 2003, 12:13 AM
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Oct 27 2003, 11:35 PM)
QUOTE (Righteous @ Oct 27 2003, 11:33 PM)
?

Explain.

Aidan does not consider him/herself male or female, contrary to readily available biological evidence.

ooo, ooo, me me! pick me!

im transgender...so im technically both, yet technically the one that im technically not. its confusing. but true!


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YAY FOR POLYGOMY! YAY FOR YOU ACTUALLY BEING BORED ENOUGH TO ENLARGE ALL OF THIS!

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post Oct 28 2003, 12:15 AM
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QUOTE (acidteardrop @ Oct 28 2003, 12:22 AM)
im transgender

i always thought that ment the same as being transsexual, in fact i have a friend who will back me up on this, being transsexual herself


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post Oct 28 2003, 12:18 AM
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QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Oct 28 2003, 12:24 AM)
QUOTE (acidteardrop @ Oct 28 2003, 12:22 AM)
im transgender

i always thought that ment the same as being transsexual, in fact i have a friend who will back me up on this, being transsexual herself

nuh uh, tho a lot of people are mistaken on this.

transsexual is having an operation to change your body to the opposite gender.

transgender is identifying as the opposite gender, regardless of your physical anatomy.

hope that clears things up (thats the short version, i was given the long version and it totally confused me, i had to work it out down to that definition, so its not 100% accurate, its more like 80%)


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im now sextastically married to krys (magikeyes)! i love you so so so so soooooo much!///im engaged to liz(edward_lover)!///I LOVE YOU BOTH!!///I am Missy's slave! yay me!///Krys is my loving girlfriend...i love you infathomably with all my heart, mind, body, soul!///killersquirrel is my first noob ever ^_^///Trina(Spiffy) is me ickle sis! ^_^ /me wuvs trina///Shelly(werewolf) is my older sister! be nice! :P///I am engaged to VVes!///Mina(deaq) is me new n00bie! I LOVE YOU, MIAN!///i have three more n00bies; baldricks gherkinator. they are Jen, David, and Sebastian///Jen must be kept away from microwaves at all times. David must be kept near Jen permanently. Sebastian must not be fed peanuts...he prefers walnuts....
YAY FOR POLYGOMY! YAY FOR YOU ACTUALLY BEING BORED ENOUGH TO ENLARGE ALL OF THIS!

/\_/\ (\ _ /} i would cry but my tears have been stolen
(^.^ ) (='.'=) i would scream but my voice has been taken
(U U ) .(")_(") thus i write.
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post Oct 28 2003, 12:22 AM
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no everyone is white.... not everyone is male or female (sum are blth i guess).. not everyone is christian or atheiest (SP?).... we are very diverse wether u wanna see that or not... i for one am neither christian or atheist..... no one is white... i mean, arent "white" people more or a pinkish/tan color anyways? wel, whatever.... just becuase we all seem to be un-diverse we are not... everyone is different and has differnt views.. therfor diverse


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post Oct 28 2003, 12:32 AM
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oh, almost forgot:

not only are there a few (or a lot, i don't know) jews on this forum, but there are also quite a few wiccans here too.

and besides, christian is too broad a term. prodestands, catholics, methodists, lutherins, mormons, episcopalians, baptists, the list goes on and on and they're ALL different (some a little, some so much that there's been wars fought over them)
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QUOTE (acidteardrop @ Oct 28 2003, 12:27 AM)
transsexual is having an operation to change your body to the opposite gender.

transgender is identifying as the opposite gender, regardless of your physical anatomy.

so a pre-op transsexual is transgendered?? am i getting that right?


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there's also a surprising amount of variants from atheism...strong, weak, UU, humanism...ok, that's 4, but it's more that you expected...right?


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post Oct 28 2003, 12:42 AM
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QUOTE (gerbilfromhell @ Oct 27 2003, 05:41 PM)
oh, almost forgot:

not only are there a few (or a lot, i don't know) jews on this forum, but there are also quite a few wiccans here too.

and besides, christian is too broad a term. prodestands, catholics, methodists, lutherins, mormons, episcopalians, baptists, the list goes on and on and they're ALL different (some a little, some so much that there's been wars fought over them)

i agree.... and i know that I, Tara and i think Liz (ed) are Wiccan... but i might be wrong, liz might be pagan


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