Jon wrote:Dear All
During recent events, I have decided to step down as moderator and member of the â€˜BlahBlahCafeâ€™ (the Zoolook forum). This decision is based on this site ownerâ€™s slanderous remarks to me in which my religious beliefs were not only mocked, but also critised.
A member recently posted a comment in which this sites owner was uncomfortable with in regards to religion. However, the rest of the members comment was to make fun of a photograph posted up by another member, but in a non-aggressive way. I posted up one of the sites traditional Emoticon â€œlaughingâ€ symbols in my own reply to the comment made about the photograph posted. By doing this, my personal religious beliefs came under attack for no reason what-so-ever by the site owner. The site owner was not even remotely interested in apologising in an orderly manner.
I will not allow myself to be part of an online community who openly attacks those who have beliefs, regardless of what they may be. Because of this, I have stepped down and will now longer participate in such a site. It is a shame that these unfortunate events have occurred. It has not blemished my interests in the work of Jean Michel Jarre. Plus, I would like to point out that this site is not affiliated to Jean Michel Jarre in any form other than that of a fan base.
I wish all members of this forum well for the future.
Dearest Jon..(and all of you!)
I do think it is important to take care of friendship..and you are a very nice personality!
So please think twice...
I will not say goodbye to you because I do believe in the 'everyday-miracle' ....
It can happen people try to insult one another without thinking...or they try to insult me cause of my belief ..... or maybe because of other things....do you know what?...I never take it personal...cause I love myself very much....and I also love my fellow human beings..even if we don't agree in everything!
And I also know we all can take ourselves by surprises...and maybe act too cool...it is easy to hurt one another then!!
So please all my friends...think positive...love one another...and continue being friends...it is so easy.....just try!!!
I am so sure....also Jean Michel Jarre needs to say 'apologize' from time to time ...and he has been good to keep friendship through his life as a good example....so if he read this ...and he can see you are as children in forgiveness...you will put a smile on his lips..and we are then all smiling!!
Make this forum to the better place...we want to visit!!
I do love you!!!!