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01:55 am - Writer's Block: Agree to disagree
Have you ever stopped being friends with someone over differences in political views? Are there any issues that are so important to you that you cannot be friends with someone who holds a contrary opinion?
Not just for having different views, no, but I have found myself avoiding people who are jerks about it. You're not intolerant if you avoid people for awful behavior.

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Date:October 8th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
I've definitely banned certain people from my FB "news feed" for "opinions" that amount to, "Obama is a horrible socialist who will destroy our country! I can't stand it!"

Whereas, if that same person had said, "I think that the Democrats plan for health care is just too expensive, and here's what I would favor instead," I could deal with it.

But, if the comment were, "If you need health care, you should just work hard enough and plan well enough so you can get coverage or pay for your expensive," I'd be right on the edge. It's an actual opinion, but so ignorant and callous that I'm not sure I'd need to hear any more from the writer.
Writer's Block: Agree to disagree - Discretion Is Just Dishonesty Mixed With Good Breeding

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