From: Toronto, Canada
Yes Bhruic, I have encountered that on the chat sites from all the lifestyle people, even been guilty of it myself on occasion when trying to explain how roleplaying something online is not the same as doing it in real life. Each is what it is in it's own right but not the same.
I agree that role playing something on-line is not the same as doing it in real life... especially sex and BDSM.
However, in another thread, Malkinius himself admits that, at one time, he role played Gor on-line. Clearly then, on-line role play was part of his journey to ultimately "living" Gorean, as he puts it.
To me, for someone to summarily dismiss the opinions of another simply because they are engaged in an activity that you yourself once engaged in, in order to reach the lofty heights of knowledge and status you now claim to enjoy, seems hypocritical, cliqueish, and not a little bit insecure.
And that doesn't strike me as compatible with the Gorean ethic. Well... maybe cliqueish, in the sense of tribalism, does.
< Message edited by Bhruic -- 5/2/2016 8:04:06 AM >