Have you ever changed your position on a major issue?
Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:42 PM
Became an atheist and pro-choice during high school.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:44 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:10 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:39 PM
Just a few weeks ago I was pretty ambivalent on the gun issue until people started posting the most misinformed, stupid rationalizations about how their gun hobby was secretly their plan to defend liberty or whatever. Now I'm pretty convinced this crap needs to be tempered down a bit..
I've always been 'pro gun' so to say but I'll never engage in that debate for this very reason. Both sides have some ridiculous arguments but the pro side usually takes the cake.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:27 PM
I wouldn't say the Huddle was a main contributor to shaping any of my views, but it has been A contributor in some instances...
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:02 PM
Biggest Cause of change was my friends.
biggest issue change:
Gay marriage, used to be uber Christain right winger, now though I see it as the biggest civil rights issue today. I have friends that I met through work that I later found out to be gay, and later became good friends with.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:54 PM
Basically, I used to be uber religious (was even an altar boy for years), then went all atheist, then I died one time and was revived so became semi-religious again (just a deist-type spiel), then became all new-age bullsh*tter "I wanna move to Austin, Boulder or Seattle...seriously!!", then sorta buddhist in my spiritual beliefs, and even at one point overly interested in Ancient-Egyptian philosophy and spirituality.
I've now learned instead of having a convoluted spiritual self-awareness script to simply not be a c-u-n-t and I'm good.
Who am I kidding, I'm still a pseudo new age non-political bullsh*tter, architect. I don't make sense...
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:25 PM
I usually just rolled my eyes and said "boo hoo, you deserve it."
First, I learned how the justice system "works" and the corrupt nature of the prison system. I also thought about some of my own actions. I realized the only difference between myself and those prisoners I had dehumanized is that they had been caught.
I don't really count my teenage years. If you don't go from hardcore liberal to hardcore conservative (or vice versa) as a teenager, then you did it wrong.
Like many right-leaning individuals, i doubled down on the conservative rhetoric when Obama was elected. Then after the 2010 midterms the repubs reminded me why I've never supported them. All talk, no action.
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