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Old 08-27-2011, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: Fallacy: appeal to free speech

Originally Posted by sugarkang View Post
I should have been clearer. People have a right to voice an opinion, but there's no right to be free from criticism. I think we'd agree here. But then there's criticizing and then there's being a dick about it.
Well, I encounter this response whenever I say something about fundies, regardless of whether I'm being a dick about it. Generally, not more than I usually am. Still, even if someone is being a bully, "don't be a bully" seems to be more appropriate than "X has a right to free speech".

Originally Posted by sugarkang View Post
And temperance issues aside, there's a numbers game as well, i.e., when a board like this has a group of people who largely agree on most matters, a minority opinion like yours can get crushed. So, with regard to your first post, I actually had you in mind.
Come to think of it, we actually don't have a bona fide religious fundamentalist.
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