But names will never hurt me.
(Channelling my inner MIA?)
For the most part, I loved reading your comments on the Processed foods and Soybeans and Tofu post. Maybe I should rant more often, because my complaints sparked some great responses!
I must apologize, though, for the drama caused. As I stated in that post, I was not attacking any blogger. I’m especially puzzled as to why some people thought I was putting down the raw movement when I specifically stated in my post that I had no problems with raw foodists. In fact, some of my very good friends eat solely raw foods. No, my qualm is with people–raw foodists or not–who tell others what is the “right” way to eat and what is the “wrong” way. It goes both ways: if you’re an eater of the standard American diet telling a raw foodist how to eat, you are just as much at fault.
We need to learn how to live and let live… I’ve had to learn the lesson too: You can probably imagine how my family members reacted eight years ago when, as a new vegan, I tried to tell them they were evil for eating hamburgers. Poor CCK family members. What they’ve had to put up with from me through the years…
The specific blogger a few people thought I was attacking is actually a very sweet girl who has never tried to force her beliefs on anyone. Although I did say I was all for freedom of the press, and therefore I don’t usually censor comments, I made the decision to delete the few malicious comments left about another blogger.
I have big shoulders (figuratively-speaking), and therefore I’ll take whatever negative comments you want to dish out at me on my blog. However, I don’t feel that it’s right to use the comment section of my blog to attack someone else. I emailed the blogger about whom the comments were left, and luckily she has big shoulders too. I hope that I can still call her my friend after all this drama.
Please try to remember that when you write a hateful comment about someone, you are writing a comment about a real, living and breathing person who has feelings. Before leaving a comment, turn the tables and try to ask yourself how you’d feel if you were the recipient of such a comment.
Once again, thanks so much for all the great, well-thought-out comments on the post!
And I promise that my next post’s topic will be much lighter!!