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Old September 16th 10, 11:35 PM posted to,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc
Tom Sherman °_°[_2_]
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Default Why does Lidditism™ correlate with kill-filing announcements?

On 9/16/2010 7:54 AM, Duane Hebert wrote:
"Tom Sherman °_°" wrote in message
The careful observer of will notice that almost all
of those who announce that they are using kill-files on particular
posters are also in the Liddite™ camp. The observer will also note
that these kill-filers are prone to posting (incorrect) authoritarian
announcements of opinion on the effectiveness of bicycle foam hats as
fact. The fervor with which they proclaim their beliefs in expanded
polystyrene hats, makes clear that this is a matter of faith, and this
Liddite™ fundamentalism leads them to reject facts to the contrary.
Then it is no wonder that they find the presentation of logical
arguments against Lidditism™ to be insulting, so they cover their eyes
with a kill-file to avoid viewing "heathen" beliefs. The announcement
of the kill-filing serves to bond them to their fellow Liddite™
believers, while excluding the "heathens" from the clique.

Maybe the people that are kill filing you are doing so because of your
of making your point and not because of your point.

BTW, given the definition of luddite, your liddite thing probably better
someone who refers to bicycle helmets as foam hats.

At any rate, do you really expect people with different opinions to
conversations with you after insulting and deriding them?

I am much more polite to them than they have been to me.

Tom Sherman - 42.435731,-83.985007
I am a vehicular cyclist.

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