[SLED] SL & cultural values...

Sarah Robbins intellagirl at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 10:47:07 PST 2007


Jeremy...one point of clarification. Is there a difference between
people who wear animal avatars and "furries"? One seems to have much
more cultural connotations than the other.

On 2/16/07, Jeremy Koester <jeremykoester at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is quite an interesting conversation.  As a 'furry' in sl, and a
> practicing American Christian (which, to some, lumps me in with some pretty
> intolerant individuals), I find quite an irony among some.  The very people
> who get rather heated about some individuals being intolerant towards
> certain lifestyles are themselves many times intolerant to certain
> expressions of religious views.  To me the answer is to respect people for
> who they are and what they believe, but not to the point of denying my own
> rights and beliefs.  I may not agree with all people but I respect them.  I
> just don't want to be unwillingly subjected to material or situations that I
> find offensive.(i.e. I don't want to see pornographic images in sl, just as
> much as someone may not want me preaching Jesus died and rose again)  A
> similar conversation arose a few months ago on this list.  Someone quoted
> something about a horse in public versus private.  I don't remember the
> quote, but it seems to be very applicable, maybe someone can help me on this
> one.
> Jeremy
>
>
>
> > >Well there are lots of 'furries' in second life. :-)
> >
> > Paul
> >
> > > "Kim FLINTOFF" <kimbo2 at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> >
> > Of course, there may well be some more recent groups who embrace the whole
> > ideal of virtuality - perhaps some extreme offshoot of the transhumanist
> > movement?
> >
> >
> >
>


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