It's no good trying to take the moral high ground with me brother. Where have I shown the slighest sympathy for ANYONE hurting ANYONE online???
Why don't you answer what I have put to you? Did you read what I said? Of course Mad Apostate's attack wasn't excusable but the fact is that in the real world that will happen. I've probably been attacked more often by internet trolls and nutters than most but so what? It's a fact of life on the nett. Simons place is actually about as mild as reality gets in cyber space.
Please read what i have said again and answer me instead of trying to score points. This thread has gone beyond that. Why not tell me what you think of what I acctually advised you instead of taking it as some kind of 'side taking' exercise. I am trying to help this lost soul as much as you are. If you listen to me it may save a lot of hurt or this kind of thing blowing up again and again. My advise is that you deal with the cause rather than the symptom. I say that, on the nett at least, we can only be as hurt as we allow ourselves to be.
You don't seem to have heard a bloody word i said .. speed reading again? Too trapped by the "them" vs "us" mentality to think straight? So again I say:
I haven't had anything to do with you or your work but by all accounts it is appreciated. I too was sexually abused as a child but chose not to speak about it to anyone. Even my wife of 20 years never knew anything about it until one of my sisters told her some stuff. I just don't like talking about somethings and i think our memory often blocks traumatic events out for good reason.
I'd just like to say that I find it a bit strange you complaining that a victim of abuse was harmed by things said by an annonymous poster on an internet discussion board. I'd caution you vet people carefully before having them post or speak out about thier experiences anywhere. If they aren't strong enough to stand up and fight or take a few knocks along with the inevitable hugs and bouquets what the hell are they doing going public? I know emotions aren't that simple but i do shake my head at anyone starting a fire then complaining about the heat. Gee what a bastard i am ay? lol.
I can't bring myself to post what happened to me as a child and i'm a big hairy beast of a man not afraid of nuth'n but what's in my head. Call me a gutless wonder or whatever I know i couldn't handle the flak from telling my story how it was so i don't post. I know it's cathartic for these folk but why go on a public forum, them as soon as a little critisism comes, run away crying 'i'm a victim' i'm a victim' .. sheesh, most of us here are victims .. it's often playing prima donna and nothing to do with reality. It's as silly as old men standing around comparing battle scars, then getting into a fight about who's the bravest, most hard done by soldier to take up the kings shilling.
I don't know how many lives the watchtower society has saved, how many beatings they saved me at the hands of my abusive parents, I don't know how many suicides they've caused or spiritual rapes they've inflicted .. it is an evil organization, no doubt, but weighing it's crimes against its virtues is a fools game in my book.
Anyhow, i wish you the best and just ask you prepare folk better for the world of internet posting.
PS: This is the first time we've spoken and it's turning ugly already lol. All I am asking is for you to respond to what I have actually said rather than you trying to make a sraw man out of it.