Joan mentioned to me that you took what I said about Pakistani marriage personally, amer. Please realize that I appreciate your contributions to Hang With Friends, and encourage you to use your authentic voice. You have a right to express your opinions and values, which I have seen you do respectfully, civilly. Please understand that I mean no disrespect to people who enjoy such traditions, even if I criticize the traditions.
It's important to me to distinguish between behaviors and the people. If I critique traditional practices, it's the practices and the values they embody that I question, not the worth of the individuals.
You should understand that I hold no ill will toward you or the Pakistani people.
I will be your friend in terms of Atheist Nexus is concerned. But I am aged 70 which will not suit you to make me a friend. Anyhow I thank you very much. Please inform me your particulars. I am an Indian and living in Kerala State. Rest in next.......R.M.Sivarathinam