Monday, December 17, 2007

Pet Peeve

People commenting that I must not have read a text because they either disagree with my interpretation, or, in some cases, are in fact pointing out a legitimate flaw in my interpretation. Second time this has happened in recent memory. Incidentally, the texts in question were both religious.

I'm far more likely to consider your interpretations and critiques of mine, if you give me the benefit of the doubt on having read the text. Because, while you may think I haven't read something, you don't actually know whether or not I have.

And for the current instance, yes, you do get points for otherwise being polite, which I appreciate. And for having legitimate critique. But still...

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