Friday, April 07, 2006

Hate . . .

When did people forget how to talk to each other?

For example, why can't adults deal with issues of homosexuality?

Last night there was an incident at Michigan Tech--some pretty hateful messages appeared on more than 30 different places around campus.

(WARNING: Contains strong language/themes.)



At 1:06 AM, Anonymous Jeff Marquis said...

Bravo. Well done.

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous blips (vlogmatic) said...

I thank you for sharing this message and video and strongly agree with your opinion. Hate kills nice people.

At 9:39 AM, Blogger Dave H. said...

thumbs up.

keep going.


At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Nate. This is a powerful and compassionate video.
Thank you for doing this, thank you for feeling, thank you for your humanity.

At 1:45 PM, Anonymous kevin buckstiegel said...

great vlog... nice to see someone think about these issues more, instead of easily going with the flow... but luckily times are changing ever so slowly, as you have pointed out! well done!


At 3:42 PM, Blogger Des said...

that was the best vlog entry I have ever seen on the net. Thank you for using this medium to send a powerful message out.

At 6:52 PM, Blogger missbhavens said...

Living in NYC makes me forget that this kind of madness still goes on...and on a college campus? It shocks me, but it shouldn't. I forget.

This was a great piece. Anna wrote an excellent letter and you created an excellent video.


At 7:06 PM, Blogger schlomo rabinowitz said...

Good thoughts. Crazy that this is a college campus where people are supposed to learn some level of tolerance.

At 1:52 AM, Anonymous Ben C said...

Let me preface by saying that what was written was most definitely a horrible thing.

But what everyone seems to forget is that this past week has been dedicated to sin. Everytime I saw one of those shirts that said 'gay? fine by me' I wanted to make my own shirt that said 'gay? God still loves you'.

Both sides of this issue need prayer the most right now.

At 3:44 PM, Blogger hand said...

Very affecting, thanks.

At 4:08 PM, Blogger hand said...

p.s. To Ben C:

I didn't forget anything. I don't believe it's a sin, immoral, or in anyway wrong to be a homosexual. The week, I felt, was dedicated to tolerance and acceptance of differences.

I have different beliefs than you.

It is okay if we don't we agree, right? Or are your beliefs more valid than mine?

At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Ben C said...

Yes, it's ok that we have different beliefs.

I realize I shouldn't have assumed that since Nate and Rachel are Christians, most people responding would be as well. So I spoke out of context by saying everyone seems to forget.

At 6:04 PM, Blogger ojos verdes said...

Hey Nate,
I think it turned out really well. I'm glad that you put this together. I already feel like it has become "old news," from observing others reactions. It was odd walking through campus this morning and still being able to see some of the messages and a few others that weren't cleaned up.

Thanks again,

At 9:47 PM, Anonymous trolldad said...

"when did we forget how to talk to one another?" assumes that there was a time when we all did. I don't think that time ever existed, post-Eden; turn the question into an affirmation---"may we never forget to counteract hatred with love."
Take care all you good people--

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Mary Beth said...

Thanks for this video
Ben C:
In apologizing to hand for assuming that the people commenting would believe homosexuality to be a sin you said "I realize I shouldn't have assumed that since Nate and Rachel are Christians, most people responding would be as well."
You have made another assumption here. Like hand I don't believe that homosexuality is a sin and I'm a Christian. That might not jive with your belief system but it's important to recognize that there are a wide variety of beliefs under the umbrella of Christianity.

At 9:23 PM, Blogger Renovating Michael said...

Excellent vlog! Thanks for posting it.

Mindless hate scribbled in the dead of night melts in the light of truth.

At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful and eloquent Vblog. I was moved to tears.
My partner and I are considering making a move up there, and knowing that angels like you exist, makes the decision much easier!
Thank you


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