A recent post by a blogger cause quite a stir to a reader which I shall say is a border between an anonymous and a blogger as this person did not list his blog in his profile. So we have no idea whether he has a blog or otherwise.
As a self professed seasoned blogger - I have been blogging since 2008 but due to some circumstances all my previous blogs have been deleted - I have to say that I had experienced it twice where an anonymous reader of mine really disagree with me till the point of calling me an apostate. Another post made an anonymous reader called me as traitor to my race.
I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, there is a certain line which may not be crossed. As for me it seems the lines that I have crossed - as according to my reader, but I believed that I have not - are religion and race.
The religion part is when I talked about the cancellation of an international artist concert due to the performer promotes hedonism. The race part is when I talked and I agree of non-bumi entering UiTM.
I did it in a very soft approach. I mean I don't use any curses at all. I am just stating my opinion in a very mild manner but the response, let's just say I was quite shocked. In the end, I remind myself not to write anything in my blog about anything that I will not talked about with strangers or people that I have just met for the first time.
Now, back to the blogger. I have never in my mind thought that someone's preference on his/ her sexual activities can and will be bashed. I'm not saying about sexuality - straight or bent - but the person's preference on who they want to do it with. I thought it is up to the person on who they want to do it with. It's their own personal choice. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Just because you say a person is hot, doesn't mean that everyone will agree with you. It is the same with your tastebuds isn't it. Just because you think that Island Supreme Pizza is absolutely heaven, others may absolutely dislike it.
In this reader vs blogger case, if the reader really, really, really like 'dim sum', that whenever you 'eat' it, it rocks the foundation of your apartment, then that's it. Don't force others to agree with you. Whatever rocks your boat, may not rock others.
It seems to me that you are too shallow in your argument. It might be the case if you are in the 60's but this is 2012. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. If you are too obsessed with tea, you might not know the wonders of a cup of coffee. Or a glass of juice for that matter!