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Old 03-20-2018, 02:43 AM #31
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Homophobic white supremacist. You're right. He called homosexual people a slur that I refuse to type here. He identified himself as a nazi/aryan. So yes, those are technically MY words, but compared to his I would say they are the same.

Unapologetic = I will not apologize for having views that others don't agree with as they are my own. Don't shove down throats = I don't use every opportunity to tell you what my views are. My facebook feed is not filled with them. I don't bring them up at every conversation. So yes, you can be unapologetic about your views while still not shoving them down peoples throats.

As for enjoying opposing views? Yes, sometimes I do. I want to learn about why other people think the way they do. I was once very conservative and Christian. I'm now liberal and agnostic because I opened my mind to the world and it changed my point of view.

That's why I posted this question. I am forever trying to expand my mind and look at things from different points of view. On that note, thank you for all the opinions. :-)
Thank you. This detailed response clarifies my initial question. I think it is safe to assume that your friend would not treat a non-white and/or non-straight person equally, given the fact that he announces himself to be a Nazi (and whatever slur he used). I would see this as a moral dilemma and probably decrease the level of contact.
The thing is I would feel as if by being his friend, I am encouraging his behavior.
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Hmmmm, I would not be close friends but no matter what a person believes or does, if they are in need, I would be there to give a hand or help if needed. Not to enable their beliefs but to help in a physical sense if ever necessary & called on tp help. I have stopped to help many people who have not been of the same beliefs ir philisophy as me. I will show kindness & caring to anyone in need but that doesn't imply a close friendship. That does require sharing common beliefs & values.

Would you walk by on the other side of the street if they were laying there bleeding or would you make sure thay got the help they needed?

Kindness for someone you disagree with is different than a friendship byt friendships come in many different levels from intimate sharing with someone to acquaintance level.
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