I said to Ivy, before actually saying it in the comments,
"I doubt I could keep from being controversial and meeting everyone's approval. I often post things that bug me. Ginger has said some pretty negative things about my posts. Kat has bitched at me for attacking Bush by quoting him exactly. There is no way I would get their approval. Thanks anyway. I appreciate the interest but I don't feel my opinions are welcome at MCB (Mommy Christian Bloggers)"The Mommy Christian Bloggers comment was meant in a spirit of cynicism and frustration, and Ivy says she "wasn't horribly offended by it." But the comment was met with shear hate, particularly by Kat and Ginger (hmmm):
"Because we all discussed it in email and let Ginger handle it. But believe me, we all took it for the snide, dismissive, petulant remark which you intended it to be. You asked to be a contributing author and were voted down and now you’re proud to wear that as a badge on your sleeve. In case you wondered, you were voted down not because you’re a liberal but precisely because you conduct yourself in this manner."Well, I apologized and admit it was an offensive stereotype. However, when looking at the people who 'voted me down,' the suggested demographic wasn't too far afield from reality, (not intending to insult these people further). My comment was meant to expose a lack of diversity at MCB, but they apparently feel they're diverse enough. That begs the question ... how many single liberal agnostic male university professors do they have posting at MCB? Or let me put it this way, of those that vote on prospective posters, how many are single liberal non-Christian males? You see what I'm getting at.
I know what it is like to be the victim of stereotyping: "I don't date musicians" ... "Guitar players can't read" etc... Things like that don't really bother me. The problem with stereotypes is that they're often not true. (But some are!)
I admitted to being a jerk, but as Ivy, my favorite M.C.B. said:
"...we are all jerks sometimes, part of the human condition, I guess. ;)"Thanks Ivy, what would we do without you?
The question of the original post was lost and never really answered! Well, at least it supplied some interesting discussion, and brought the community together. Isn't that what it's all about??
Back in the seventies when I was in Junior High School, all the kids had homed-based CB radios that we'd chat on. This blogging community sort of reminds me of those days.