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"If you tolerate this then your children will be next"

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, May 6, 2018.


Is social conservatism the new taboo?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. I need to think about it

  1. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    1. No group or belief system is immune from satire, questioning and criticism, regardless of their history or their perceived human rights.
    2. Lasting relationships are based upon trust and a sense of humour.
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  2. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    It is, perhaps, the job of parents to teach children to care for those around them, whatever religious or ethnic background they come from, and I would have thought that caring for others might well be something that is taught in schools. The fact that so many young people are getting into gangs and carrying weapons on them shows that perhaps some parents are not doing this, but the majority, I think, do.
  3. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Have people changed their mind the poll showed a higher no vote last time I looked... interesting.
  4. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I would add a third; my understanding of others' foibles and weaknesses.
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  5. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    We were brought up by our parents to go to church with them on Sundays and on Sunday afternoons we met with others from our village for Sunday school and here we learnt that Jesus said: 'A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.' This was something that in our house and in our school was considered important to teach children. However, I have to add that when Mum and Dad weren't looking, my brother and I often found cause to fight. So we hadn't quite taken what we had learnt to heart. Also, there was bullying at our school and the bullies hadn't taken those words to heart either. But I have to say that our parents did try to do what they thought was right.
  6. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I don't doubt many parents try to do what is right now a days.

    I had cause to speak to an older former potential member a few years ago and he said that he was from a single parent but God fairing family his mother worked as a nurse and took him and his siblings to church each week. He went on to say that as a tall black young man he was targetted in his area as they thought he could be useful, he was given "challenges" to do to avoid being beaten up and as he lived in the area had little choice between getting beaten up of doing as he was told... his main escape was work, they would find little time for someone who was gainfully employed and not available for their antics.
  7. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Vince asked:
    1. What social & cultural changes promoted as good, progressive and described as human rights do you wish to protect your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews & pupils from?
    I think that many parents would agree with me when I say 'social media' and the use of the mobile phone. This is something that I'd like to protect my grandchildren from - but in this day and age, is that at all possible? I see people walking around everywhere with their eyes pinned to screens instead of looking outward at the world around them - yes, and the beauty of a spring day such as today. Do they miss this?
  8. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Indeed he did, it appears I am struggling to see the links with his poll, his tags and his OP.
  9. koopatroopa

    koopatroopa Senior commenter

    None that I can think of. Was sort of thing did you have in mind?
    An enquiring mind, respect for humanity, kindness, a good work ethic, question authority, openness to new experience, a love of books, knowledge and information, resilience, self-reliance, responsibility for others, duty. That sort of thing.
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