Thursday, February 09, 2006

BEWARE! I'm gettin' ready to RANT!

Okay! Now I'm mad! I've had people tell me some things about this list but I didn't listen (and I'm not the only one who has left the group under similar circumstances)...I've been a member of Yahoo's Knit-List for about 6 months now. Not a regular contributor but I have learned a lot from some of the other listers. I'm not saying that I haven't made some contributions, frankly I'd rather be knitting! Well, today was the last straw! I had been trying to respond to a question...2 times I posted my response when I contacted the ListMom about my post not showing. She responded to say it all looked ok that there was no reason why it shouldn't be there...So, I tried again...from home (my AOL id has an instant signature that has my quote under it) only to be told (by the same person) that I needed to edit my signature and remove my quote before it could be posted! Because of it's "Religious nature"! I can't believe this! Other listers have quotes from famous authors even celebrities! In a day and time when people are so worried about civil rights and freedom of speech...AND I'M BEING CENSORED! Are you wondering what my quote is? "She selects the wool and flax and works eager hands" "In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. Proverbs 31:13 & 19 (NIV) Why so harmful? Why offending others? What about my rights? Needless to say I'm no longer a part of that "group" and would caution others to take into account they only want certain types of people in their group...clique. This is only my opinion, and those who want to read it can....others can move on to the next blog!


IndigoMuse said...

Sorry to hear that we've become so over sensitive as a society. We're at a sad point right now.


Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Robin, I think it is sad that in the guise of political correctness, everything is welcomed except the truth or positive inspiration.

I think this comes from those that are trying to be *correct* in the eyes of the world, but blind to the truth and the needs of so many hearts and lives.

I feel they are concentrating on keeping the list focused only on knitting to avoid arguments and destructive discussion. It is sad.

Take care and be comforted knowing that there are many who see absolutely nothing but beauty and encouragement in the verses in your signature line.