Comments: Dean Jensen says comments taken out of context

There are two questions which deserve a straight reply:

(1) If plain talking is no worse than evasion and shilly-shallying (and arguably better, since it has more in common with truth, and no less in common with love) then why do people get condemned for plain talking, while evasion and shilly-shallying are merely ignored?

(2) Isn't it obvious that it is not right to hold publicly to one set of beliefs and privately to another? There's nothing preventing those who do this seeking office in an alternative organisation, but there's nothing controversial about pointing out the illogicality of their holding office in an organisation with whose tenets they do not agree.

Posted by Dr Christopher Shell at Saturday, 23 October 2004 at 1:48pm BST