EPISODE 268: MORALIZING

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  1. Eric V. says:

    While I don’t entirely agree with it, I’d say that Tyler’s interpretation of the movie and the character of Lisbeth is a valid one. I will also say that it is continually frustrating to hear David’s seemingly intentional simpleminded opinion on violence. His lack of intellectual flexibility on that issue shouldn’t give him cause to insult his friend’s opinion in a public forum, it should be cause for careful self reflection.

  2. Battleship Pretension says:

    Can you explain to me how my opinion on violence is simple-minded? Or how I insulted Tyler’s opinion?

    – David

    • Eric V. says:

      I’m not sure how you could call the first third of this episode anything but a bait and switch wherein you present him with an opportunity to have a discussion about his opinion. Then you who’s mind was made up going in attacked his opinion at every turn. And then at one point insult him by saying (and I’m paraphrasing because I can’t recall your exact phrasing)he must be a sociopath to feel that way. While I don’t want to speak for him, I would find my friend saying that to me insulting. At least if said friend was so uncouth as to think its a good idea to say something like that to me in a public setting. At the same time if thats the type of relationship you two want, more power to you I guess.
      And your right. I shouldn’t have said your opinion on violence was intentionally simpleminded. I should said it was selectively simpleminded. That would be a bit more spot on.

      • Battleship Pretension says:

        Tyler’s mind was made up as well. That’s why we decided this would make for a good discussion. If I called Tyler a sociopath (which I don’t recall), I was joking or exaggerating for effect.

        The friendship between me and Tyler is not so tenuous as to be threatened by a single disagreement. I can be frank with him – and he with me – about where we differ. At the end of an episode like this, neither of us has lost respect for the other or felt disrespected. And we’ve produced a lively installment of our podcast. A show wherein we stumble over ourselves trying to be gracious and diplomatic would be a tedious listen indeed.

        I’m still more interested in hearing how my opinion was simpleminded, no matter what qualifier you put in front of the word.

        – David

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