UUBF-L: The Value of Rules and Kindness
The Value of Rules and Kindness, by Rev. Sam Trumbore
This whole issue of safety vs individual freedom is a big one in our movement right now primarily through the efforts of women who are against violence, and believe that violent words are as evil as violent actions. I encourage everyone to reflect on what value there may be in words which humiliate or attack another person.
For more thoughts relevant to Our Code of Courtesy and Kindness, see...
- Some original Buddhist texts on Right Speech, at Access to Insight
- UUBF-L: More on Right Speech
- The UUA Email List User's Guide: Rules for Participating