Hinckley, on 30 September 2010 - 04:39 AM, said:
This is very important.
noname, please stop trying to call Yatkuu out in this thread. We are a community here and he deserves the benefit of the doubt. Not everyone is educated about other religions or cultures and insisting he answers you is unnecessary. I doubt the offense he has caused you was intentional. You must give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he is a good person that is unaware of what was offensive about it. You have posted a very thorough explanation of what could be offensive and the difference between the two symbols. It's very clear and we will wait for a response from Yatkuu.
Anyone else who feels offended by this, please consider that it was an innocent mistake on his part. Any other concern about the entry in question should be directed through me via PM, and not directly to Yatkuu. We are a community and we do our best to respect each other. I understand you feel disrespected by the entry, but please consider that it was unintentional, after all Yatkuu might be very young and not have had the chance to be educated on such matters and the responses may have scared him off. Please, everyone, remember this is a toy we enjoy as our hobby. Do not take it so seriously.
You might have misunderstood me: I am aware that Yatkuu could have did it by mistake, and I just wanted his clarification before starting with accusations. I would have PMed him, but as you probably know, he has less than 10 posts.
Siegfried, on 30 September 2010 - 12:34 PM, said:
The origin and usage of that symbol is more complicated than what you imply; as Wikipedia
and other sources
highlight. I suspect he just made a honest mistake and meant no offense (he does call it a pentagram afterall), but in any case the Jewish people do not have a monopoly on that symbol so it makes no sense to take it as an attack on them.
I admit, it was a mistake to not a research. I wasn't aware of the hexagram's other uses. I didn't take it as an attack on the Judaism and such, I just wanted an explanation.
I'm very sorry if I offended anyone (or scared off anyone) myself, this wasn't my intention.
I posted this reply here (instead of PMing), so everyone will be able to see my explanation (before jumping to conclusions)
Edited by noname, 30 September 2010 - 02:02 PM.