Why is it when someone states a strong opinion on here, the ones who disagree call them “insane” “intoxicated”?

And other strong degrading words, like “crazy” ……..etc..
How many of you have been called these things, not only on here but in reality?
many powerful people have been called “insane” and were fantastic for our world, education, environment, health, travel, archeology, physics,…

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Steve Jobs

There is only one truth. The problem is that people come to different conclusions as to what that truth is. Proving your conclusions become an even bigger mess, because everyone has pretty good reasons for their conclusions. Here’s a silly illustration; We’re all looking for the same thing; the truth. In this illustration, however, we are all looking for a thingamajigger. None of us have ever had a thingamajigger, but we do have a description of it. One guy finds a doohickey and declares, “I’ve found the thingamajigger!” Another person finds a thingamabob; another a gizmo; another a hickamadodger. Somewhere, someone may actually find the thingamajigger, but everyone has a good argument for why they think they actually have the real thingamajigger, and since no one is sure, the argument over who has the real thingamajigger goes on and on! I used to be one of the ones who insisted that I had the real thingamajigger. Now, I am realizing more and more that we’re not supposed to worry about knowing everything about the real thingamajigger as much as we are supposed to just know that there IS a thingamajigger and be trying to accomplish what the thingamajigger does! The Bible tells us that there is a God who sacrificed His son on behalf of us. It also tells us how to show appreciation for that sacrifice in how we live our lives and in our behavior. We have to believe that. The rest is just details that we will never agree upon until God sets us straight! That is my current position on this matter, take it or leave it! =P

It’s a lot easier than trying to come up with a logical refutation of a plausible thesis, surely you’ve noticed that what passes for “debate” these days is rarely more than exchanges of screamed insults. Many, if not most, people are unable to see a difference between disagreement and attack.

I would most certainly take exception to being called “insane”, that is legal term that means that a person suffers from a mental disease or defect that makes them not legally responsible for their actions, and that requires that one be so declared by a court. Likewise “intoxicated” since I don’t drink. I must, however, concede that even many of my friends have occasionally expressed the opinion I’m crazy.

You really must understand some things. What kind of reaction do you think you will get if you walk into a casino and scream “Gamboling is a bad thing to do”. Or if you stoll into a Christian church holloring “The devil is great”. Think about this for a second. One doesn’t have to drop a large rock on thier toe to realize it is going to hurt. You have many diferent people here. Many of them are not going to agree with your thoughts. Personally, I think your useing degradeing and insane in the same sentence is wrong. But Hey,,thats just me. LOL.

Exactly. I have been called insane, crazy, intoxicated, and even psycho at times. I find it amusing. It gives me something more to laugh about every day. We are the leaders. Maybe they should be afraid Lol. My bad. Great question.

It’s human nature. If someone disagrees, it’s essentially seen as an attack and once it’s seen as an attack they feel justified in attacking back.

There’s a little bit of propaganda to it as well. By calling the other side insane, you are essentially saying that you’re sane.

((((((Warrior Soul))))))

I have noticed this as well…perhaps IRL we would never be so cruel to one another.

I think…that when such strong opposition is evoked it is really the sneaky ego trying to suppress universal enlightenment. How can the collective ego maintain control if we see ourselves in one another? When we realize we are all one?

We oppose what we fear. If we felt confident internally we would never feel the need to bash others for their ‘different’ or sometimes so called crazy beliefs/questions.

Good question, and thank you for bringing this up! Love and light to you :))

I am always at hit and hate list but i don’t care because these people who call us insane are the one who are frustrated and have no real explanation for our views.

You’re Insane is colloquial for “I disagree” on Yahoo Answers.
You’re insane if you think you’re the next Bill Gates just because somebody called you insane.

It’s true. One time out of ten, a “crazy” person is actually an unappreciated genius.

Not here though.

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