I used to work with a young lady that described someone else’s belligerence as “woofin’ and beefin’.” I love that language. But I do want to avoid fights with others in the neighborhood. I’ve already had a pretty negative interaction with one other blogger on this network and decided to just drop out of that scene instead of pressing it. I made my feelings on the general topic clear here (my islamophobia post), but will not address that specific conversation or go back there again.
Likewise, I have been affiliated with and linked to people who have had some rough interactions with another prominent skeptic blog site. I agree with their point of view completely, but I don’t want to say anything negative about specific other people in the progressive atheo-skepti-sphere, from my little corner. That is to say, if I have a problem that I feel compelled to address, I’ll do as before and avoid naming names and getting into specific exchanges. But I will post my feelings on the subject in general.
I hope that doesn’t seem too passive-aggressive or cowardly* to the people who need advocates the most. If it becomes a problem for any of you, let me know how you feel.
*Per a thoughtful suggestion, I might stop using this word on my blog. I’ll have to change the mouse-over text on the tab for the site if I do. Still thinking about it.