, I knew you could not hold back Josh.
I put you in checkmate, and while I was in the loo, you put the pieces back on the board and tried to make another move.
You made my day by proving my point. Thank you.
Interesting introduction of the anti-SLAPP legislation BTW. I would wonder how this legislation relates to this thread - in whole or in part. As far as I can tell, not at all.
I will naturally assume, based on the responses, that you indeed experienced the very physiological changes I described, or some similar reaction. Now, in this case, I expressly desired that response, and very carefully planned it. Isn't it fun? Well, I thought so.
In your case, you might not have understood the power of your words on people. My hope is that you will now understand how your words must have affected Cheryl.
Re-read Josh's posts; particularly, those which I copied. These were NOT stated as his opinion. He in fact, flat-out, told everyone that she was actually taking advantage of people. If this was not your intention, Josh, then modification of your language would help everyone understand your thoughts in the future.
The response you get back from people IS WHAT YOU COMMUNICATED. Regardless of what you wanted people to understand, they understood exactly what they did and made some response. The burden of communication is on the TRANSMITTER (you), not the RECEIVER (Cheryl). If your response back does not match your intentions, then recalibrate and transmit differently next time.
Calibrate that response and modify your language. From the responses you have received, it is my observation that you either A) Don't actually understand your remarks as being hurtful, or B) actually intended to cause hurt.
Hiding behind your "first amendment right" by stating (long) afterwards that it was "clearly" your opinion (which it was clearly NOT) is just like putting your queen back in play while your opponent is in the loo. In other words, it's cheating.
Regarding FREE bibles:
Again, there are NO FREE ANYTHING. SOMEONE made the investment. SOMEONE bought the paper, SOMEONE bought the ink, SOMEONE bought the labor. Even the guy that goes door to door and hands them out IS being paid - even if it's from his own savings. No one gets to stop eating - so no one gets to buy any time for free.
So while I clearly understand that some people are willing and able to DONATE their materials, the point was that not everyone can.
Since I don't know Cheryl, I don't know her true intentions. Unlike J, I'm certainly not going to stand up in public and PRETEND to know her internal thoughts. To do so would certainly make me look foolish, wouldn't it?
So Josh, I've reset all the pieces, now we can start a NEW game. I have the first move. I'll let you know when I'm ready.