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Thomas Mann, 1896
Bantering ~ Just for Fun
is a non-serious, very serious, conversation, usually between friends. The
purpose of bantering may at first appear to be an offensive affront to the
other person. However, people engaging in such a conversation are often
signaling that they are comfortable enough in each others' company to be
able to say such things without causing any offense while they are attempting to educate or
good-naturedly challenge a friend's beliefs and understanding.
For thousands of years most people have accepted
as unquestionable and have diligently professed the religion of
their parents; most people also follow in the political footsteps of
their parents; and they associate with, vote and base their beliefs
on the community within which they live, and they are convinced that
the country of their birth is the greatest or the worst country in History.
Problem:~ as long as they do so - progress and advancement dies.
A Bantering is designed to make the reader think. To make them
question their beliefs, or challenge the accepted wisdom of the day,
to look behind the words to assess how they were used to camouflage
the truth in a way that would benefit the speaker who uses those
words. A Bantering can at first be seen as offensive or whimsical,
humorous or ridiculous; but the reader who is used to such
challenges of their long held beliefs must read between the lines
and try to find qualified fault with the writing, knowing that it is
meant only to promote thought.
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