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Past discussions and proposals

Proposed addition

Tonight at the Horsham meeting, we proposed to add this practice at the end:

  • Do not take responsibility for other people's emotions or internal states.

This proposal is in response to editing our belief about responsibility.

This change will become official in 8 days if there are no objections. Sylvia 20:59, 1 April 2013 (CDT)

This change has become official! Sylvia 09:50, 9 April 2013 (CDT)

Proposed Addition

Today at the West Philly meeting, we agreed to add the following practice, after the one about punishment:

We thought this addressed our original purpose in adding a belief or practice about emotions, which was to prevent the use of shame to manipulate people, and the idea of trying to make people feel bad as a way of (or substitute for) taking responsibility for their actions.

This will become official after 8 days if there are no objections. Sylvia 23:23, 28 February 2013 (CST)

This has become official! Sylvia 22:00, 9 March 2013 (CST)

Proposed change

Today at the Horsham meeting we agreed by consensus to change "this religion" to "Why This Way", reflecting that there is no longer a consensus to call the group a religion. The new point would read:

  • People who participate in or identify with Why This Way are not expected to agree with all our beliefs or follow all our practices.

These will become official after 8 days if there are no objections posted here. Cazort 21:20, 26 November 2012 (CST)

Over 8 days have passed with no objections, so these have become official. Cazort 15:50, 6 December 2012 (CST)