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Old 06-09-2009, 08:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Minutes silences for particular events....

Shouldn't be enforced imo. Do you agree?
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What are "minutes silences"?
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Are you talking about a moment of silence.
If so do you not think it would be particularly disrespectful toward anyone whom such silences might hold some meaning? Is it not too much to ask to shut up for 10 seconds out of respect for someone else?
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When you are forced to sit in silence for a minute to honor a particular event i.e. on september 11th alot of workplaces and schools will make everyone sit in silence for at least a minute to commemorate the lives lost.

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If so do you not think it would be particularly disrespectful toward anyone whom such silences might hold some meaning? Is it not too much to ask to shut up for 10 seconds out of respect for someone else?
If these events are meaningful to them then they can deal with that that their own way in the comfort of their own homes, i don't wish to have to sit in silence and supposedly honor something that i may not have strong feelings about.
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When you are forced to sit in silence for a minute to honor a particular event i.e. on september 11th alot of workplaces and schools will make everyone sit in silence for at least a minute to commemorate the lives lost.
I've never heard of any workplace doing that but I understand the concept. So you're complaining about not speaking for one minute? How old are you?
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It's about respect, noone's asking you to support anything you don't want to.
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If these events are meaningful to them then they can deal with that that their own way in the comfort of their own homes, i don't wish to have to sit in silence and supposedly honor something that i may not have strong feelings about.
Yes because its all about you being inconvenienced and not about publicly honoring someones life or death through respectful silence. Get a life.
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What if their life or death means nothing to me? What if i support the reason that they died? I'm not saying i don't want minutes silences because it inconviniences me, i just don't want to be forced into acknolding respect for something i do not respect.
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Oh man you know what I hate? Waiting at a green light for a funeral to pass by. I mean, like, I probably didn't know the person or anything, why should I have to sit at a light for like a whole minute?
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What if their life or death means nothing to me? What if i support the reason that they died? I'm not saying i don't want minutes silences because it inconviniences me, i just don't want to be forced into acknolding respect for something i do not respect.
Respect for the dead is respect for the dead. It doesn't matter if your personal politics or beliefs don't align with those of the bereaved. You honor their feelings and sense of loss regardless and know they would do the same for you. There's no means of justifying showing a lack of respect toward someone that has suffered a loss through tragedy, no matter how "right" you are in your beliefs.
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