Last Post (OT: "Schizophrenic" )
mpetrides at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 17 19:53:43 CDT 2007
Ummm... there's the literal definition of schizophrenic (see #1
below) and then there is the broader use of the term (see #2).
1. Of, relating to, or affected with schizophrenia.
2. Of, relating to, or characterized by the coexistence of disparate
or antagonistic elements.
I believe the second definition would apply the to manner in which
Bob used the word in the quoted sentence and, furthermore, that the
use was in no way intended to insult or malign anyone.
Now can we change the topic. Please.
On Jun 17, 2007, at 7:33 PM, Scott Kane wrote:
> From: "Bob Warren" <bobwarren at howsoft.com>
>> Dear Colleagues,
> First you write on your page: "It contributes to the schizophrenic
> nature of this UR-List". Clearly you are ignorant and possibly
> bigotted and certainly a contributor to the dis-information written
> and perpetrated against people who suffer from schizophrenia. Your
> use of this word in this manner shows this. Schizophrenia has
> *nothing* to do with split personalities and is a complex,
> debilitating disease for people who suffer from it. For the record
> - because you will no doubt jump in and assume of me - I do not
> suffer from Schizophrenia though I do suffer from another disease.
> For your education please see:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizophrenia and
> If you are going to slander at least have the decency to get it
> right and not act like a typical ignorant biggot.
> Second. I am not your colleague.
> Finally - I'm hoping somebody commences legal action against you
> for the way you use their names on your web page. I myself am
> considering at least contacting mental illness organizations to
> have them contact your web host and encourage them to have your
> page taken down - in the interest of basic human dignity and rights
> for people suffering from a disease you so willingly make fun of.
> Scott Kane
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