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#______livesmatter [message #813935] Fri, 25 September 2015 16:29 Go to next message
Jamie
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Fill in the blank with whatever you wish.

Can you tell me, your initial instinct when first seeing/hearing of these types of campaign:

When you initially heard this "campaign" with whatever fill-in-the-blank group it may have been, did you feel that the campaign automatically was saying that the lives of anyone who wasn't in fill-in-the-blank-group didn't matter?

For the last month, as another group using this "campaign" for themselves, I've been hearing this accusation against them. Then, in almost an upside down world response, I've seen those outside *both* groups suddenly accuse group #1 of the same thing (saying that if you weren't in group #1 your life didn't matter).

In no group, did I initially take the campaign to mean that ________ lives were worth more than any other.

I'm curious if you ladies here at CHF are hearing the same complaint or maybe even agree with it?


Peace
Re: #______livesmatter [message #813937 is a reply to message #813935 ] Fri, 25 September 2015 17:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
janetR  is currently offline janetR
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The intention is clear and I took it as intended - that someone felt undervalued and wanted to make a point. And of course in the current situation it would be seen as implying that those lives matter more than ____.

All lives matter. Period.


JanetR
daughter of the King since 1980
wife to dh since 1981
mom to five of the most incredible adults on the planet, one wonderful 18yo, and grandma to two bouncy grandsons
Re: #______livesmatter [message #813940 is a reply to message #813937 ] Sat, 26 September 2015 02:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
carolinec
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janetR wrote on Fri, 25 September 2015 16:28

The intention is clear and I took it as intended - that someone felt undervalued and wanted to make a point. And of course in the current situation it would be seen as implying that those lives matter more than ____.

All lives matter. Period.


This.

I read something that explained the hashtag this way (and found it really helpful): the message that people want to communicate is that ___lives matter too

The too is implicit in the hashtag, as it were. The too is understood as being there, by members of the group that feels undervalued. However, people outside that group don't see the implicit too - they see an assertion.

Never took it to mean any life mattered more than any other life.
Re: #______livesmatter [message #813972 is a reply to message #813935 ] Mon, 28 September 2015 11:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jamie
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The "too" was always obvious to me.

I firmly believe any other group using this is also saying the same thing (implied "too"), particularly in certain climates.

I've heard the complaint about how, specifically, #alllivesmatter is a bit different and undermining to the others (or at least the first); yet, while I don't see it as undermining on the face, I can understand the charge. I can also see at least a couple of different types of philosophical groups using #alllivesmatter in vastly different ways.

[Updated on: Mon, 28 September 2015 11:28]


Peace
Re: #______livesmatter [message #813994 is a reply to message #813935 ] Tue, 29 September 2015 13:30 Go to previous message
Leigh  is currently offline Leigh
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Here is my take. Christians should be a relatively nonviolent people, and I don't think we need to be known as people who rejoice over violence, even when it is violence against a bad person or entity.

Most of us live in the United States, where we have different branches of government and a deliberate separation of powers. We should be known for justice correctly administered. And no matter where we live, we are to pray for those who are in authority, "that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." It is never good for a life to end before God has done his work to bring that person to salvation.

Our society is becoming more and more violent because people do not see any other way to resolve issues. This is not two boys fighting on the playground. It is adults with lethal weapons.

I think we should be praying for society as a whole that people will hear the gospel and be saved, and for those who are in positions where they are asked to control the spread of evil, that they will do so with wisdom and integrity. I can't imagine making decisions in a split second. I earnestly pray for those who do.


Leigh
Tennessee

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

~~Benjamin Franklin

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