And "Anonymous" comments, too. Must be pushing somebody's buttons with some of my posts. I think I've been pretty "liberal" about posting "Anonymous" comments - even if they disagree with my point of view. Provided they are respectful and are not attacking me, I don't mind getting a comment that sees something from outside what I see. Really, I don't. A few have even gone so far as to say, "I know you won't publish my comment, but..." and I do publish the comment - everyone has the right to their own opinion - I don't expect every single person who comes here to agree with my opinion.
I draw the line at the "Anonymous" comments that say, "Why do you bother living here? Just go home." Or, "Hi. Why are you still here if you hate it so much?" Comments like that. [Oh - and for the record, I have never said that "I hate it here." So quit trying to read something into what I say that I haven't said.] Those comments are not going to be published. You choose to hide behind "Anonymous," that is your prerogative, but it is mine to simply click "reject." What argument are you trying to make? What is your point with comments like that?
There will come a day and a time when I can say certain things that I have never said on this blog; that will answer many of the comments like those, above, but which cannot be answered at this time. Believe me, I do have some strong opinions in that regard, but it would simply be inappropriate for me to voice them here, right now.
Check back in five years [or buy the book when I write it and it gets published!]. I will make it very clear why and how it is we ended up here and I can assure you that I will not be going out of my way to spare hurting anyone's feelings. It likely will not be very politically correct, either. Until then, "Anonymous," unless you have something constructive to add to a post on my blog, your questions will go unanswered. And unpublished. As I have said before in posts similar to this one about commenting, you want to start your own site and call it "I hate Sabra" that is fine by me - you are just not going to have a forum to spew inanely, here. Apparently my presence in The Sandbox is quite bothersome to some "Anonymous" commenters. Wonder why that is...
Here is one of the spam's that I got yesterday and only posted so that I could "copy, cut and delete" it:
Hello,You want to click to their site? Do so at your own risk. Disclosure: I in NO WAY endorse that organization or any others that try to make it through comment moderation, that I consider to be spam. Quite frankly, I don't care if it is in French, German or Pig-Latin. No. You are not posting here. "Bye." Yourself. Trust me - you're only getting posted as an example of what is NOT going to get posted here. You won't make it through again.
We present our site
www.islam-documents.org(which is the improvment of the other islam-documents.com, based in Tunisia). [There is such a thing as improvement? Really. Please share... Emphasis, all mine. Misspelling and grammar that is incorrect? All theirs.]
There is thousands of texts (around 15 000) about the origins of islam, with a critical, humanist [come again? "humanist," you said? That is funny!], and scientist view (and even ironical). It is now the bigger "sourcebook" on that subject, with often unpublished documents: Muhammad biographies (SIRA), the main books of traditions (HADITH) , muslim chronicles (TABARI...), companions biographies (TABAQAT), quranic verses, quranic commentaries (TAFSIR) [just what
Iwe need; thanks a whole lot - go pound sand].
A new version is now available, improved and corrected: around 3500 pages. We are working for a new version published every year [Well, I guess some contribution is better than none?!! Snort.].
All is in french. so sorry. but you need to read it to understand muslim thinking and acts. [French. German. Italian. Farsi. All are a different language to me. Won't read any of it. Going to go wash my hair. Later on I might reorganize my spice cabinet or rotate my sock drawer. Have way better things to do with my time. Thank you very much.]
Bye. Take care.
Spam! And, "Anonymous." Get your own sites.