Results for - Stop Hate

2,271 voters participated in this survey
It's bad enough that there is so much hate in the world, but now our own Tellwut community has become a battleground of viscous personal attacks, intolerance and hate. It's very easy to sit back behind our computer screens and attack each other, because most of us will never meet and being anonymous is akin to being able to say anything, and say it without any justification or truth. This survey, hopefully will make us look at how our words can actually perpetuate hate, something I truly believe no one on here really wants to set out to do. Do you find the comment section on here a source of...

1. It's bad enough that there is so much hate in the world, but now our own Tellwut community has become a battleground of viscous personal attacks, intolerance and hate. It's very easy to sit back behind our computer screens and attack each other, because most of us will never meet and being anonymous is akin to being able to say anything, and say it without any justification or truth. This survey, hopefully will make us look at how our words can actually perpetuate hate, something I truly believe no one on here really wants to set out to do. Do you find the comment section on here a source of...

Controversy
16%
351 votes
Entertainment
19%
412 votes
Knowledge
17%
375 votes
Something to avoid, in most cases
19%
424 votes
Boring
3%
76 votes
Predictable
11%
250 votes
All of the above
16%
341 votes
I never read the comments
21%
452 votes
Not even aware that you can comment
8%
178 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
42 votes

2. My personal feelings about the comment section have never changed since the day I started on Tellwut. We all have differing religions, cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. Discussion and debate are great. That is what makes it interesting. What is not acceptable is attacking someone PERSONALLY for their differences. You can certainly argue about a topic, without taking it "to the schoolyard". Personal attacks do not add anything to the conversation and will certainly not help the discussion move forward. It may even get you banned here. I have personally avoided looking at the comments on several surveys here as of late, knowing full well how explosive and divisive the comment section would be. Have you ever avoided looking at the comments for this reason?

Yes
36%
796 votes
No, I always read the comments, regardless of the topic
12%
255 votes
No, and actually read the comments because I know it'll be interesting
16%
356 votes
Not sure
17%
364 votes
Never read the comments/did not realize there is a comment section
20%
429 votes

3. Lately, there are topics that almost guarantee that it will be ugly. One particular topic right now is the Israeli - Palestine conflict. I am Jewish, was raised Jewish, but do not consider my self a practicing Jew. I am married to a man who was born in Iran, and saw what religion did to that once beautiful country and left to move here, where anyone can practice their religion or even practice no religion, and not be attacked for it or because of it. We live our lives and raised our children to be humanists, and to have concern for human welfare, values, and dignity. So, despite my Jewish upbringing, I certainly can empathize with the Palestinian people. I know that those people are not defined by their government, which is Hamas, a TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. However, in discussions of the conflict, the media, many high profile celebrities, politicians and yes, many on here, are confusing the Palestinian people with their government, and inciting and perpetuating anti-Semitic feelings. You can certainly feel empathy for the Palestinian people, without hatred for the Jewish people. Many Jews do. We now hear of attracts on Jewish people, even here in Canada and the States, incited by these stirred up hatreds. If you recall, right after 9/11 the attacks on Muslims started -- many who mourned the loss of lives in the attacks with everyone else. The attacks on Chinese people started with the Covid virus -- many who also lost their loved ones to this virus. Hate is a horrible concept. It feeds on itself, and attacks without thought, without justification. I personally try to not use the word "hate" -- although I certainly have used it a lot in this survey. Do you try to avoid using the word "hate"?

Yes
34%
750 votes
Use it very very seldom
31%
674 votes
No, I use it a lot
11%
244 votes
Never really gave it much thought
24%
532 votes
To end this survey, I think it may be time for each of us on here to examine their own values and feelings, and perhaps try and be more civil to others on here. Words can truly hurt, justify and incite hatred, but they can also help us heal and come together. One of my favorite quotes is from Hamaz Yusuf:

4. To end this survey, I think it may be time for each of us on here to examine their own values and feelings, and perhaps try and be more civil to others on here. Words can truly hurt, justify and incite hatred, but they can also help us heal and come together. One of my favorite quotes is from Hamaz Yusuf: "Don't ever diminish the power of words. Words move hearts and hearts move limbs." Do you agree with this quote?

Yes
64%
1,403 votes
No
11%
250 votes
Undecided
25%
547 votes
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