Well, this has been quite the week. I took a short hiatus, then returned with some hot-button topics. That precipitated some kind of War of the Blogs.
As I sit back and reflect on the events, I am beginning to see that there are two different types of people that author and visit blogs. One wants to debate and offer opinions in a respectful spirit; the other seeks to vilify and destroy any view that doesn't agree with their own. If they can't achieve that end with logic, they then resort to ridicule, sarcasm and malicious slander. What motivates this type of person? I can only surmise that they get some kind of twisted pleasure out of it, or that they under are under the illusion that others will somehow be in awe of their intellectual abilities.
One realization has emerged from the all the social issue discussion for me though - Contrary to what Canadians may believe, the concept that the defining of moral values is in any way a democratic process, is a myth.
It is strictly the under purview of the Supreme Court of Canada - and Jack Layton.