After reading through a whole 8 pages, I'm confused as to why many people are attacking the store owner. I think she cleared things up perfectly and also explained the oh so dreaded "in real life I hate SL" (which honestly I don't see how that could possibly warrant a boycott, but okay...?).
I feel like people are very selective on what they tolerate and respect...
I wonder if this forum post would be so full of hate towards the owner if they claimed to be LGBT or if they wanted to close every week (with the same exact criteria) to spend time with their dog or something.
Or is religion just this big-bad ugly some people believe it to be, that they try their hardest to convince people its useless, counterproductive, and primitive. Feel free to believe what you wish, but I mean c'mon now. Are we really going to question and interrogate a woman for her own chooses and continue to persecute her because
"rah! rah! She's religious! And anyone who believes in a higher power shouldn't be in SL!"
Now I'm not claiming this is what was said or anything, but it does feel like people have such venom towards religion as a whole, especially with the whole continuing to question her and her motives.
Not to mention that people were talking about a marketplace store, and her being a hypocrite for having one, without there ever being mention of her having one???(and as we see in her post, she doesn't have one). 😕
This may make some people upset at me (and even write me off as a person) and I understand that,
really I do,
but I feel like some people on the forums are kinda, just a little tiny teeny bit, mean. And that could be due to me being young, or sensitive or just not used to overly snarky, sarcastic or rude interactions in my real life. But I have been noticing it a lot while reading through posts (not just this one).
Obviously not everybody is mean, in fact I think majority of the regular or reoccurring faces are pretty pleasant and have some pretty cool view points. But then there are a few that just seem so negative and rude towards people and that kinda makes me sad (not that my feelings or opinions matter or anything. People are free to express themselves whichever way they please. Especially on the Internet.)
Idk. This could be due to me being a tragic optimist that never wants to upset someone when they haven't earned it or make them feel low, dumb and inferior or whatever.
Anyways that's my two cents and I'm not trying to attack any one individual its just that all this hatred kinda made my head hurt.
And I apologize for kinda derailing there, its just that this has been on my mind for at least a week now and I have been debating if I should even bother reading or even coming back to the forums even though I love learning about second life and all it has to offer. As well as its residents and their opinions, and daily routines, their beautiful photography and just the plain wacky things they get up to. I even got a hand full of ideas to do with my SL, and as of Friday, I have been traveling the mainland roads (I'm currently still in Zanra is that what its called? 😂) simply because I read a post about it.
Okay I'm finally done with this long post. Oh! but what is the name of the said shop again, so I can happily support her? Was it "Ditto"? 😄